2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies

Up Front

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

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

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


Airport Data

Rank Airport Location 2021 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.


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

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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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