2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers

Up Front

After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.

Airport Data

Rank Airport Location 2020 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1 Memphis International Memphis, Tenn. 25,157
2 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage, Alaska 22,883
3 Louisville Muhammad Ali International Louisville, Ky. 16,757
4 Los Angeles International Los Angeles 13,172
5 Miami International Miami 9,930
6 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Hebron, Ky. 8,210
7 Chicago O'Hare International Chicago 7,878
8 Indianapolis International Indianapolis 5,653
9 Ontario International Ontario, Calif. 5,220
10 Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW Airport, Texas 4,515
11 Metropolitan Oakland International Oakland, Calif. 3,677
12 John F. Kennedy International Queens, N.Y. 3,431
13 Daniel K. Inouye International Honolulu 3,431
14 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta 3,166
15 Philadelphia International Philadelphia 3,148
16 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. 2,987
17 Chicago/Rockford International Rockford, Ill. 2,740
18 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle 2,716
19 George Bush Intercontinental Houston 2,459
20 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix 2,424
21 Portland International Portland, Ore. 2,143
22 Denver International Denver 1,827
23 Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth, Texas 1,663
24 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Glen Burnie, Md. 1,512
25 Luis Muñoz Marín International San Juan, Puerto Rico 1,479
26 Tampa International Tampa, Fla. 1,406
27 Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City 1,337
28 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. 1,293
29 San Francisco International San Francisco 1,246
30 Bradley International Windsor Locks, Conn. 1,215
31 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston 1,198
32 Rickenbacker International Columbus, Ohio 1,186
33 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Minneapolis 1,103
34 San Antonio International San Antonio 933
35 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit 888
36 Mexico City International Mexico City 847
37 Charlotte/Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. 785
38 Piedmont Triad International Greensboro, N.C. 753
39 El Paso International El Paso, Texas 719
40 Boeing Field/King County International Seattle 715
41 Sacramento International Sacramento, Calif. 714
42 Guam International Tamuning, Guam 703
43 San Diego International San Diego 674
44 Toronto Pearson International Toronto 669
45 Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh, N.C. 632
46 Reno/Tahoe International Reno, Nev. 619
47 Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque, N.M. 608
48 Austin-Bergstrom International Austin, Texas 608
49 Sacramento Mather Mather, Calif. 598
50 General Mitchell International Milwaukee 596
51 Manchester-Boston Regional Londonderry, N.H. 596
52 Kansas City International Kansas City, Mo. 595
53 Richmond International Highland Springs, Va. 584
54 Lehigh Valley International Allentown, Pa. 574
55 Jacksonville International Jacksonville, Fla. 571
56 Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh 548
57 Washington Dulles International Dulles, Va. 542
58 Billings Logan International Billings, Mont. 517
59 Vancouver International Vancouver, British Columbia 513
60 St. Louis Lambert International St. Louis 500
61 Eppley Airfield Omaha, Neb. 476
62 Columbia Metropolitan Columbia, S.C. 473
63 San Bernardino International San Bernardino, Calif. 468
64 Spokane International Spokane, Wash. 464
65 Harry Reid International Las Vegas 457
67 Harrisburg International Harrisburg, Pa. 448
68 Cleveland-Hopkins International Cleveland 430
69 Syracuse Hancock International Syracuse, N.Y. 423
70 Lubbock Preston Smith Lubbock, Texas 422
71 Hector International Fargo, N.D. 420
72 The Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa 406
73 March ARB Riverside, Calif. 406
74 Laredo International Laredo, Texas 404
75 Louis Armstrong New Orleans Kenner, La. 399
76 Greenville Spartanburg Greer, S.C. 397
77 Tulsa International Tulsa, Okla. 397
78 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 391
79 Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls, S.D. 378
80 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Boise, Idaho 361
81 Rafael Hernández Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 360
82 Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Kailua Kona, Hawaii 341
83 Valley International Harlingen, Texas 322
84 Buffalo Niagara International Buffalo, N.Y. 312
85 Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Rochester, N.Y. 311
86 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Huntsville, Ala. 303
87 Kahului Kahului, Hawaii 300
88 McGhee Tyson Alcoa, Tenn. 298
89 Guadalajara International Guadalajara, Jalisco 297
90 Charleston AFB/International Charleston, S.C. 297
91 Nashville International Nashville, Tenn. 287
92 New York Stewart International Newburgh, N.Y. 282
93 Will Rogers World Oklahoma City 281
94 John C. Munro Hamilton International Hamilton, Ontario 268
95 Stockton Metropolitan Stockton, Calif. 267
96 Shreveport Regional Shreveport, La. 265
97 Des Moines International Des Moines, Iowa 260
98 Gerald R. Ford International Grand Rapids, Mich. 256
99 Capital Region International Township of Clinton, Mich. 237
100 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Wichita, Kan. 236


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Global Freight News

Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Boosts Profit Forecast, Cites Cost Cuts as Effective

FedEx Corp.’s shares jumped the most in nine months after the courier boosted its profit outlook, signaling efforts to cut costs are helping counter a decline in package volume.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Supply Chains Back to Normal, N.Y. Fed Says

Global supply chains have returned to normal, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said, almost three years after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

French Shipping Giant CMA CGM Warns Demand Is Falling

French shipping giant CMA CGM SA warned of a steep drop in demand so far this year, extending a slump that led to a more than halving of quarterly profit.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Envoy Says Automating Ports Doesn’t Have to Cost Jobs

The White House’s supply chain envoy said the ports and logistics industry must move toward automation, a sticking point in protracted contract talks between U.S. West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Global Freight

USPS Buys Electric Vans, Charging Stations in Bulk

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is buying 9,250 Ford Motor Co. electric vans and 14,000 charging stations as part of a move to switch its fleet to electric vehicles.

March 1, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chains Have Healed, Yet Their Mark on Inflation to Endure

Supply chains across the world are healing up almost as fast as they broke down. That doesn’t mean the pressure they’re exerting on inflation will disappear as quickly.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Pilots Plan Strike Authorization Vote as Labor Talks Stall

FedEx Corp. pilots are inching closer to a potential strike as negotiations stall on a new labor agreement.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Suing Evergreen Over 2021 Suez Canal Blockage

Shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk said in an email to The Associated Press that it filed a claim against Evergreen Marine Corp., the vessel’s Japanese owner and its German technical manager in the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court.

Samy Magdy | Associated Press
February 13, 2023
Business, Equipment, Global Freight

Maersk Sees Global Trade Contracting as Much as 2.5% in 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said “muted” economic growth is set to push the world’s container shipping volumes down by as much as 2.5% this year.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Thousands of CSX Workers First to Get Paid Sick Leave

OMAHA, Neb. — Several thousand workers at CSX will soon get one of the things that pushed the U.S. railroad industry to the brink of a strike last fall: paid sick time.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
February 8, 2023


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