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.
About the Rankings...
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, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Federal Maritime Commissioners Praise Growth at Port of Mobile

A container is loaded onto the Mediterranean Shipping Co. Pilar cargo ship at the APM Terminals yard

Two members of the Federal Maritime Commission praised the growth, diversity and import-export balance of the Port of Mobile during a visit on Nov. 16.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
November 17, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Freight Unit Furloughs Workers as Cargo Demand Slows

A FedEx worker sorts packages on a conveyor belt

FedEx Corp.’s freight unit is putting workers on furlough in some U.S. markets, adding to mounting evidence of a cargo slowdown as the company joins other large employers trimming their ranks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Woes Accelerate Reshoring, Nearshoring Trend

Inside a GXO Logistics warehouse

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by supply chain disruptions around the world has sparked a resurgence of companies bringing sourcing and manufacturing back to the United States or closer to U.S. shores.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

Top North American Seaports and Airports Realize Record Volumes

Containers stacked at the Port of Savannah

Seaports and airports across North America experienced record-breaking volume in 2021 amid growing consumer demand.

Mike Senatore | Features Coordinator
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

3PLs Make Debut on Global Freight 50

Trucks loading at Port Houston's Bayport Container Terminal

While the worst of the global supply chain snarls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic now appear to be in the rearview mirror, it’s still not business as usual for international freight.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

A cargo ship clouded in fog

Describing global supply chains as “volatile” for the last two years is an understatement. Glimmers of hope are emerging, but anxiety grows over whether freight volumes can maintain traction amid high inflation and economic uncertainty.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Global Freight, Top 50

About Us: Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Companies

The Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Companies is a listing of the largest package, truck, rail, air and ocean carriers in the world.

November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

German Government Settles Internal Dispute Over Port Stake Sale to China

A container ship at the Port of Hamburg

The German government is close to reaching a compromise over a disputed sale of a stake in a Hamburg container terminal to China’s state-owned shipping conglomerate Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.

October 25, 2022
Business, Equipment, Global Freight, TCA

Alabama Port Study Highlights Growth, Economic Impact

A container is loaded onto the Mediterranean Shipping Co. Pilar cargo ship

The Alabama State Port Authority has released a new study showing significant growth in jobs, tax revenue and general economic impact since 2019, underscoring the port’s place as a major economic driver in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
October 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Global Freight

CSX Q3 Profit Up 15% as Railroad Hauls 2% More Freight

A CSX train engine

CSX Corp. delivered 15% more profit in the third quarter as it handled 2% more freight and worked to eliminate the delays shippers have been complaining about for months.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 21, 2022


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