2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Airport Data

Rank Airport Location 2019 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1 Memphis International Memphis, Tenn. 24,344
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage, Alaska 18,306
3 Louisville Muhammad Ali International Louisville, Ky. 15,599
4 Miami International Miami 9,235
5 Los Angeles International Los Angeles 7,459
6 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Hebron, Ky. 7,238
7 Chicago O'Hare International Chicago 6,543
8 Indianapolis International Indianapolis 5,301
9 Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW Airport, Texas 4,740
10 Ontario International Ontario, Calif. 4,491
11 Metropolitan Oakland International Oakland, Calif. 3,672
12 John F. Kennedy International Queens, N.Y. 3,181
13 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta 3,107
14 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. 3,053
15 Daniel K. Inouye International Honolulu 2,827
16 Philadelphia International Philadelphia 2,819
17 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle 2,479
18 George Bush Intercontinental Houston 2,402
19 Chicago/Rockford International Rockford, Ill. 2,372
20 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix 2,211
21 Portland International Portland, Ore. 2,021
22 Denver International Denver 1,644
23 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Glen Burnie, Md. 1,380
24 Tampa International Tampa, Fla. 1,346
25 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. 1,285
26 Bradley International Windsor Locks, Conn. 1,261
27 Rickenbacker International Columbus, Ohio 1,230
28 Luis Muñoz Marín International San Juan, Puerto Rico 1,225
29 Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City 1,202
30 Mexico City International Mexico City 1,163
31 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Minneapolis 1,116
32 San Francisco International San Francisco 1,027
33 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston 1,024
34 Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth, Texas 1,015
35 Toronto Pearson International Toronto 962
36 San Antonio International San Antonio 960
37 Piedmont Triad International Greensboro, N.C. 934
38 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit 893
39 Charlotte/Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. 783
40 Boeing Field/King County International Seattle 754
41 Sacramento International Sacramento, Calif. 706
42 Lehigh Valley International Allentown, Pa. 646
43 Vancouver International Vancouver, British Columbia 643
44 Reno/Tahoe International Reno, Nev. 640
45 El Paso International El Paso, Texas 631
46 San Diego International San Diego 613
47 General Mitchell International Milwaukee 601
48 Kansas City International Kansas City, Mo. 576
49 Jacksonville International Jacksonville, Fla. 563
50 Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh, N.C. 556
51 Manchester-Boston Regional Londonderry, N.H. 554
52 Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh 551
53 Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque, N.M. 546
54 Sacramento Mather Mather, Calif. 545
55 Austin-Bergstrom International Austin, Texas 542
56 Rafael Hernández Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 530
57 Richmond International Highland Springs, Va. 527
58 Laredo International Laredo, Texas 510
59 Billings Logan International Billings, Mont. 488
60 Columbia Metropolitan Columbia, S.C. 478
61 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 475
62 Washington Dulles International Dulles, Va. 473
63 Eppley Airfield Omaha, Neb. 470
64 Spokane International Spokane, Wash. 460
65 Tulsa International Tulsa, Okla. 450
66 Syracuse Hancock International Syracuse, N.Y. 436
67 Cleveland-Hopkins International Cleveland 434
68 Lubbock Preston Smith Lubbock, Texas 431
69 Harrisburg International Harrisburg, Pa. 423
70 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Huntsville, Ala. 418
71 Greenville Spartanburg Greer, S.C. 415
72 McCarran International Las Vegas 415
73 Stockton Metropolitan Stockton, Calif. 414
74 St. Louis Lambert International St. Louis 404
75 Charleston AFB/International Charleston, S.C. 398
76 Louis Armstrong New Orleans Kenner, La. 392
77 Hector International Fargo, N.D. 391
78 The Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa 377
79 Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls, S.D. 375
80 Valley International Harlingen, Texas 365
81 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Boise, Idaho 363
82 San Bernardino International San Bernardino, Calif. 351
83 March ARB Riverside, Calif. 349
84 Buffalo Niagara International Buffalo, N.Y. 339
85 Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Kailua Kona, Hawaii 319
86 Guadalajara International Guadalajara, Jalisco 318
87 Kahului Kahului, Hawaii 305
88 Greater Rochester International Rochester, N.Y. 293
88 Nashville International Nashville, Tenn. 293
90 McGhee Tyson Alcoa, Tenn. 285
91 Snohomish County/Paine Field Everett, Wash. 281
92 Shreveport Regional Shreveport, La. 271
93 Des Moines International Des Moines, Iowa 265
94 Will Rogers World Oklahoma City 263
95 New York Stewart International Newburgh, N.Y. 258
96 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Wichita, Kan. 249
97 Gerald R. Ford International Grand Rapids, Mich. 244
98 Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Montreal, Quebec 239
99 Norman Y. Mineta San Jose San Jose, Calif. 238
100 Capital Region International Township of Clinton, Mich. 230
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Amazon Is Shifting to Recycled Paper Filling for Packages

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 20, 2024
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Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
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Dockworkers at Ports From Boston to Houston Halt Labor Talks

The union representing dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast container ports has suspended labor contract negotiations set for June 11, citing a dispute over automation.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2024
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Maersk Raises Profit Outlook

A.P. Moller-Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, said the world’s supply lines are more impacted than previously expected by the ripple effects coming from the congestion in the Red Sea.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2024
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Einride Becomes Peterbilt’s Biggest BET Customer

Einride will buy 150 Model 579EV battery-electric trucks from Peterbilt, the truck maker’s biggest EV order so far, the companies said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2024
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Ships Diverted From Red Sea Send Ripple Effects Across Globe

Nearly six months into the Houthis’ relentless campaign to protest Israel’s war in Gaza, the economic fallout is widening.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2024
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Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
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Some Shipping Container Costs Hit $10,000

Companies transporting goods from Asia face costs of as much $10,000 for an urgent full-size shipping container over the next month — about double current spot rates.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2024
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Trade Strains Boost Ocean Shipping Cargo Rates

Global goods trade is showing signs of accelerating after last year’s slump, pushing up shipping rates and giving some supply chain managers flashbacks to the demand spike three years ago.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2024
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Walmart Delivers Strong First Quarter

NEW YORK — Walmart Inc. reported another quarter of strong results May 16 as its low prices pull in shoppers scouring for discounts with inflation stubbornly high.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 16, 2024
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