2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
Up Front
A Clouded Outlook For Global Freight

Supply chain disruptions may be easing, but freight volumes continue to stir anxiety in shippers.

3PLs Make Debut On Global Freight 50

Non-asset based companies join the field in this year’s Global Freight Top 50 list.

Worldwide Interactive Map: Where They’re Based

Get a continent-by-continent and country-by-country look at where the Top 50 Global Freight Companies are based.


Airport Data

RankAirportLocation2021 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage, Alaska25,219
2Memphis InternationalMemphis, Tenn.24,867
3Louisville Muhammad Ali InternationalLouisville, Ky.17,506
4Los Angeles InternationalLos Angeles14,789
5Miami InternationalMiami11,284
6Chicago O'Hare InternationalChicago8,591
7Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalHebron, Ky.8,478
8Indianapolis InternationalIndianapolis7,160
9Ontario InternationalOntario, Calif.5,345
10John F. Kennedy InternationalQueens, N.Y.5,021
11Dallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW Airport, Texas3,915
12Metro Oakland InternationalOakland, Calif.3,901
13Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta3,651
14Chicago/Rockford InternationalRockford, Ill.3,410
15Daniel K. Inouye InternationalHonolulu3,349
16Philadelphia InternationalPhiladelphia3,249
17Newark Liberty InternationalNewark, N.J.3,149
18Seattle-Tacoma InternationalSeattle2,920
19Phoenix Sky Harbor InternationalPhoenix2,430
20Perot Field Fort Worth AllianceFort Worth, Texas2,417
21Portland InternationalPortland, Ore.2,374
22George Bush IntercontinentalHouston2,263
23Denver InternationalDenver1,833
24Luis Muñoz Marín InternationalSan Juan, Puerto Rico1,667
25Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie, Md.1,519
26Rickenbacker InternationalColumbus, Ohio1,450
27Orlando InternationalOrlando, Fla.1,374
28Salt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City1,331
29Tampa InternationalTampa, Fla.1,324
30San Francisco InternationalSan Francisco1,313
31General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBoston1,289
32Bradley InternationalWindsor Locks, Conn.1,228
33Piedmont Triad InternationalGreensboro, N.C.1,156
34Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalMinneapolis1,150
35Mexico City InternationalMexico City1,140
36Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit947
37San Antonio InternationalSan Antonio892
38San Bernardino InternationalSan Bernardino, Calif.873
39Sacramento InternationalSacramento, Calif.859
40Toronto Pearson InternationalToronto857
41Pittsburgh InternationalPittsburgh813
42Charlotte/Douglas InternationalCharlotte, N.C.786
43El Paso InternationalEl Paso, Texas754
44Lakeland Linder InternationalLakeland, Fla.739
45Raleigh-Durham InternationalRaleigh, N.C.736
46Kansas City InternationalKansas City, Mo.695
47San Diego InternationalSan Diego694
48Boeing Field/King County InternationalSeattle694
49Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, Texas684
50Richmond InternationalHighland Springs, Va.660
51Reno/Tahoe InternationalReno, Nev.659
52Greenville-Spartanburg InternationalGreer, S.C.658
53Lehigh Valley InternationalAllentown, Pa.652
54Laredo InternationalLaredo, Texas630
55Manchester-Boston RegionalLondonderry, N.H.618
56Vancouver InternationalVancouver, British Columbia614
57Jacksonville InternationalJacksonville, Fla.610
58Albuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque, N.M.607
59General Mitchell InternationalMilwaukee607
60St. Louis Lambert InternationalSt. Louis591
61Billings Logan InternationalBillings, Mont.570
62Washington Dulles InternationalDulles, Va.546
63Eppley AirfieldOmaha, Neb.545
64Spokane InternationalSpokane, Wash.544
65Columbia MetropolitanColumbia, S.C.539
66Sacramento MatherMather, Calif.538
67Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale, Fla.526
68Harrisburg InternationalHarrisburg, Pa.523
69Louis Armstrong New OrleansKenner, La.503
70Boise Air Terminal/Gowen FieldBoise, Idaho491
71Nashville InternationalNashville, Tenn.475
72Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland458
73Ellison Onizuka Kona International at KeaholeKailua Kona, Hawaii454
74Syracuse Hancock InternationalSyracuse, N.Y.446
75Harry Reid InternationalLas Vegas444
76KahuluiKahului, Hawaii428
77Rafael HernándezAguadilla, Puerto Rico428
78Hector InternationalFargo, N.D.420
79Tulsa InternationalTulsa, Okla.408
80Joe Foss FieldSioux Falls, S.D.404
81Lubbock Preston SmithLubbock, Texas398
82Guadalajara InternationalGuadalajara, Jalisco397
83The Eastern IowaCedar Rapids, Iowa389
84March ARBRiverside, Calif.381
85Guam InternationalTamuning, Guam377
86Buffalo Niagara InternationalBuffalo, N.Y.360
87Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester InternationalRochester, N.Y.355
88New York Stewart InternationalNewburgh, N.Y.327
89McGhee TysonAlcoa, Tenn.316
90Stockton MetropolitanStockton, Calif.316
91Shreveport RegionalShreveport, La.307
92Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones FieldHuntsville, Ala.306
93LihueLihue, Hawaii277
94Will Rogers WorldOklahoma City263
95Des Moines InternationalDes Moines, Iowa262
96Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower NationalWichita, Kan.261
97Capital Region InternationalTownship of Clinton, Mich.253
98Southwest Georgia RegionalAlbany, Ga.249
99Gerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids, Mich.245
100Valley InternationalHarlingen, Texas245
Data for U.S. airports is for calendar year 2021 from the Federal Aviation Administration Air Carrier Activity Information System. For Mexican airports, data is from the Mexico Federal Civil Aviation Agency for the period of Jan. 2021-Nov. 2021. For Canadian airports, data reflects 2021 volumes and comes from the respective airport authorities. Airports that show different rankings but the same poundage are rounded.
Air and Ocean Freight Volumes Rebound in 2021

Last year saw air- and sea-freight volumes bounce back from supply chain struggles.

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Global Freight News
Business, Fuel, Global Freight

Big Emissions Bills Are Coming for Ships Sailing in Europe

Maersk ship

The maritime industry will join the European Union's Emissions Trading System in January, meaning big ships will start paying for carbon emissions.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

DHL Express Opens Miami-to-Argentina Cargo Shipping Route

DHL trucks at a warehouse

DHL Express started shipping this week from Miami to Argentina, as part of its cargo hauling expansion from South Florida to Latin America.

Vinod Sreeharsha | Miami Herald
September 8, 2023
Government, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

AI Fused With Trade Data Could Smooth Clunky Supply Chains

Containers stacked at Shanghai port

The dawn of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT may revolutionize the way data can be used to ferret out risks and opportunities in the $32 trillion global trading system.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Port of Baltimore Welcomes Biggest Containership Ever

Evergreen Ever Max

On Aug. 19, the largest containership to ever visit Maryland sailed into the Port of Baltimore.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

East and West Coast Ports Spar Over Who's No. 1

port of New York-New Jersey

It came as a surprise at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach  when the ports of New York-New Jersey said their complex was the busiest cargo container handler in America.

Ronald D. White | Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Ocean Shipping Costs Creep Higher

Yokohama shipping terminal

Spot rates for shipping containers jumped by the most in more than two years, a sign that a 16-month slump in ocean freight costs that helped ease the sting of goods inflation is over.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

DHL Plans Expansion in Latin America

DHL's Oscar de Bok (left) and Agustin Croche

Five Latin American nations could share $556 million by 2028 as contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain plans to expand its regional fulfillment network.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 14, 2023
Global Freight

IMO Countries Agree to Net-Zero Shipping Emissions by 2050

A ship at the Port of Los Angeles

Maritime nations agreed July 7 to slash emissions from the shipping industry to net zero by about 2050 in a deal that several experts and nations say falls short of what’s needed.

Sibi Arasu | Associated Press
July 7, 2023
Business, Global Freight

CSX and CPKC Will Connect to Increase Traffic in Southeast

CSX locomotives in a Massachusetts yard

CSX and CPKC railroads announced a deal June 28 that will allow them to beef up a little-used connection between their two networks in the southeastern United States to handle more freight.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
June 29, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Private, Global Freight

Pepsi Leads Calls for EU to Roll Out Green Trucks Faster

Volvo VNR

Companies including PepsiCo Inc. and Nike Inc. are calling for the European Union to implement stricter emissions targets for trucks, which the firms say will lower costs in the long run.

John Ainger | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2023
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