2023 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
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Infrastructure and automation improvements have helped port operators, but there is still more work to be done.

A new No. 1 leads off this year’s Transport Topics Top 50 list of the world’s largest freight companies.

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 2022 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage, Alaska 24,265
2 Memphis International Memphis, Tenn. 23,402
3 Louisville Muhammad Ali International Louisville, Ky. 18,168
4 Los Angeles International Los Angeles 11,461
5 Miami International Miami 10,668
6 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Hebron, Ky. 9,237
7 Chicago O'Hare International Chicago 7,841
8 Indianapolis International Indianapolis 7,231
9 Ontario International Ontario, Calif. 5,204
10 John F. Kennedy International Queens, N.Y. 4,457
11 Dallas-Fort Worth International DFW Airport, Texas 4,267
12 Metro Oakland International Oakland, Calif. 3,727
13 Chicago/Rockford International Rockford, Ill. 3,425
14 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Atlanta 3,356
15 Philadelphia International Philadelphia 3,252
16 Daniel K. Inouye International Honolulu 3,221
17 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. 3,028
18 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle 2,745
19 Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth, Texas 2,524
20 Portland International Portland, Ore. 2,384
21 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix 2,255
22 George Bush Intercontinental Houston 2,254
23 Denver International Denver 1,806
24 Luis Muñoz Marín International San Juan, Puerto Rico 1,700
25 Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Glen Burnie, Md. 1,468
26 San Bernardino International San Bernardino, Calif. 1,333
27 Tampa International Tampa, Fla. 1,326
28 Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City 1,266
29 Bradley International Windsor Locks, Conn. 1,260
30 Mexico City International Mexico City 1,258
31 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. 1,243
32 General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston 1,165
33 San Francisco International San Francisco 1,155
34 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Minneapolis 1,139
35 Piedmont Triad International Greensboro, N.C. 1,068
36 Rickenbacker International Columbus, Ohio 1,024
37 San Antonio International San Antonio 914
38 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit 885
39 Lakeland Linder International Lakeland, Fla. 857
39 Toronto Pearson International* Toronto 857
41 Charlotte/Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. 811
42 Laredo International Laredo, Texas 808
43 Austin-Bergstrom International Austin, Texas 796
44 El Paso International El Paso, Texas 778
45 Kansas City International Kansas City, Mo. 737
46 Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh, N.C. 734
47 Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh 687
48 Vancouver International Vancouver, British Columbia 667
49 Nashville International Nashville, Tenn. 654
50 Reno/Tahoe International Reno, Nev. 651
51 San Diego International San Diego 649
52 Lehigh Valley International Allentown, Pa. 643
53 Boeing Field/King County International Seattle 642
54 Richmond International Highland Springs, Va. 620
55 Sacramento International Sacramento, Calif. 614
56 Greenville-Spartanburg International Greer, S.C. 593
57 Jacksonville International Jacksonville, Fla. 592
58 Manchester-Boston Regional Londonderry, N.H. 586
59 Albuquerque International Sunport Albuquerque, N.M. 577
60 Spokane International Spokane, Wash. 565
60 General Mitchell International Milwaukee 565
62 Eppley Airfield Omaha, Neb. 549
63 St. Louis Lambert International St. Louis 546
63 Columbia Metropolitan Columbia, S.C. 546
65 Louis Armstrong New Orleans Kenner, La. 544
66 Billings Logan International Billings, Mont. 543
67 Washington Dulles International Dulles, Va. 521
68 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 506
69 Sacramento Mather Mather, Calif. 493
70 Cleveland-Hopkins International Cleveland 472
71 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Boise, Idaho 470
72 Harrisburg International Harrisburg, Pa. 467
73 Harry Reid International Las Vegas 466
74 Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Kailua Kona, Hawaii 459
75 Syracuse Hancock International Syracuse, N.Y. 436
76 Hector International Fargo, N.D. 410
77 Guadalajara International Guadalajara, Jalisco 390
78 Kahului Kahului, Hawaii 388
78 Tulsa International Tulsa, Okla. 388
80 Lubbock Preston Smith Lubbock, Texas 380
81 Rafael Hernández Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 378
82 Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls, S.D. 363
82 Frederick Douglass-Greater Rochester International Rochester, N.Y. 363
84 Buffalo Niagara International Buffalo, N.Y. 345
85 New York Stewart International Newburgh, N.Y. 344
86 Shreveport Regional Shreveport, La. 332
87 Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Huntsville, Ala. 328
87 The Eastern Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa 328
89 McGhee Tyson Alcoa, Tenn. 320
90 Lihue Lihue, Hawaii 305
91 Will Rogers World Oklahoma City 271
91 March ARB Riverside, Calif. 271
91 Des Moines International Des Moines, Iowa 271
94 Stockton Metropolitan Stockton, Calif. 264
95 Guam International Tamuning, Guam 256
95 Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Toledo, Ohio 256
97 Gerald R. Ford International Grand Rapids, Mich. 251
98 Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Wichita, Kan. 246
99 Capital Region International Township of Clinton, Mich. 245
100 Southwest Georgia Regional Albany, Ga. 243
Data for U.S. airports is via the Federal Aviation Administration Air Carrier Activity Information System. Data for Mexican airports is via Mexiconow. Data for Vancouver International Airport is via the airport authority.
* Data for Toronto Pearson International Airport is for 2021.

2022 saw an eastern shift in North American ocean freight, while airfreight dipped across the continent.

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Shipping Giants Want End Date for Fossil Fuel-Only Vessels

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DP World Says Some Personal Employee Data Stolen in Hack

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Major Shippers Don’t Predict Issues Meeting Holiday Demand

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Australia Cyberattack Leaves 30,000 Containers Stuck at Ports

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