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.)
1 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage, Alaska 25,219
2 Memphis International Memphis, Tenn. 24,867
3 Louisville Muhammad Ali International Louisville, Ky. 17,506
4 Los Angeles International Los Angeles 14,789
5 Miami International Miami 11,284
6 Chicago O'Hare International Chicago 8,591
7 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Hebron, Ky. 8,478
8 Indianapolis International Indianapolis 7,160
9 Ontario International Ontario, Calif. 5,345
10 John F. Kennedy International Queens, N.Y. 5,021
11 Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW Airport, Texas 3,915
12 Metro Oakland International Oakland, Calif. 3,901
13 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta 3,651
14 Chicago/Rockford International Rockford, Ill. 3,410
15 Daniel K. Inouye International Honolulu 3,349
16 Philadelphia International Philadelphia 3,249
17 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. 3,149
18 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle 2,920
19 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix 2,430
20 Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth, Texas 2,417
21 Portland International Portland, Ore. 2,374
22 George Bush Intercontinental Houston 2,263
23 Denver International Denver 1,833
24 Luis Muñoz Marín International San Juan, Puerto Rico 1,667
25 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Glen Burnie, Md. 1,519
26 Rickenbacker International Columbus, Ohio 1,450
27 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. 1,374
28 Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City 1,331
29 Tampa International Tampa, Fla. 1,324
30 San Francisco International San Francisco 1,313
31 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston 1,289
32 Bradley International Windsor Locks, Conn. 1,228
33 Piedmont Triad International Greensboro, N.C. 1,156
34 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Minneapolis 1,150
35 Mexico City International Mexico City 1,140
36 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit 947
37 San Antonio International San Antonio 892
38 San Bernardino International San Bernardino, Calif. 873
39 Sacramento International Sacramento, Calif. 859
40 Toronto Pearson International Toronto 857
41 Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh 813
42 Charlotte/Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. 786
43 El Paso International El Paso, Texas 754
44 Lakeland Linder International Lakeland, Fla. 739
45 Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh, N.C. 736
46 Kansas City International Kansas City, Mo. 695
47 San Diego International San Diego 694
48 Boeing Field/King County International Seattle 694
49 Austin-Bergstrom International Austin, Texas 684
50 Richmond International Highland Springs, Va. 660
51 Reno/Tahoe International Reno, Nev. 659
52 Greenville-Spartanburg International Greer, S.C. 658
53 Lehigh Valley International Allentown, Pa. 652
54 Laredo International Laredo, Texas 630
55 Manchester-Boston Regional Londonderry, N.H. 618
56 Vancouver International Vancouver, British Columbia 614
57 Jacksonville International Jacksonville, Fla. 610
58 Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque, N.M. 607
59 General Mitchell International Milwaukee 607
60 St. Louis Lambert International St. Louis 591
61 Billings Logan International Billings, Mont. 570
62 Washington Dulles International Dulles, Va. 546
63 Eppley Airfield Omaha, Neb. 545
64 Spokane International Spokane, Wash. 544
65 Columbia Metropolitan Columbia, S.C. 539
66 Sacramento Mather Mather, Calif. 538
67 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 526
68 Harrisburg International Harrisburg, Pa. 523
69 Louis Armstrong New Orleans Kenner, La. 503
70 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Boise, Idaho 491
71 Nashville International Nashville, Tenn. 475
72 Cleveland-Hopkins International Cleveland 458
73 Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Kailua Kona, Hawaii 454
74 Syracuse Hancock International Syracuse, N.Y. 446
75 Harry Reid International Las Vegas 444
76 Kahului Kahului, Hawaii 428
77 Rafael Hernández Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 428
78 Hector International Fargo, N.D. 420
79 Tulsa International Tulsa, Okla. 408
80 Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls, S.D. 404
81 Lubbock Preston Smith Lubbock, Texas 398
82 Guadalajara International Guadalajara, Jalisco 397
83 The Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa 389
84 March ARB Riverside, Calif. 381
85 Guam International Tamuning, Guam 377
86 Buffalo Niagara International Buffalo, N.Y. 360
87 Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Rochester, N.Y. 355
88 New York Stewart International Newburgh, N.Y. 327
89 McGhee Tyson Alcoa, Tenn. 316
90 Stockton Metropolitan Stockton, Calif. 316
91 Shreveport Regional Shreveport, La. 307
92 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Huntsville, Ala. 306
93 Lihue Lihue, Hawaii 277
94 Will Rogers World Oklahoma City 263
95 Des Moines International Des Moines, Iowa 262
96 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Wichita, Kan. 261
97 Capital Region International Township of Clinton, Mich. 253
98 Southwest Georgia Regional Albany, Ga. 249
99 Gerald R. Ford International Grand Rapids, Mich. 245
100 Valley International Harlingen, Texas 245
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, Private, Global Freight

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
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Workers Say They Struggle to Afford Food, Rent

Five years after Amazon.com Inc. raised wages to $15 an hour, half of warehouse workers surveyed by researchers say they struggle to afford enough food or a place to live.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Chooses Volvo VNR Electric as First Class 8 BET in US

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to deploy 47 Volvo VNR Electric tractors across its Southern California operations, its first Class 8 battery-electric trucks.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Sees Improved Prospects for Global Container Trade

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, a bellwether for global trade, said a strong start to the year has improved the outlook for container trade demand worldwide.

May 2, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Sees Strong Q1 Results Driven by Cloud-Computing Unit

NEW YORK — Amazon reported strong results for the first quarter, driven by growth in its cloud-computing unit and a new surge of advertising dollars from its Prime Video streaming service.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
April 30, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

DHL Expands Retail Presence in D.C. Area

DHL expanded its network of retail locations by introducing a store in Fairfax, Va., the company announced April 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Web Services to Build Data Center in Northern Indiana

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. — Amazon Web Services plans to invest $11 billion to build a data center in northern Indiana that will create at least 1,000 new jobs, state and company officials announced.

April 25, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific’s First-Quarter Profit Creeps Up 1%

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s first-quarter profit crept 1% higher as the railroad tightened up on expenses — particularly its fuel bill — even though it delivered slightly less freight.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 25, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Prime Memberships in US Gain 8% to New High

Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime subscription service hit a new high of 180 million U.S. shoppers in March, up 8% from a year earlier, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

Amazon Becomes the Largest US Private EV Charging Operator

Amazon has installed more than 17,000 chargers at about 120 warehouses around the U.S., making the retail giant the largest operator of private EV charging infrastructure in the country.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2024
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