2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rankings
 

California & Pacific Islands

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Hilo HarborHilo, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,129,034
Honolulu Harbor OahuOahu, Hawaiicontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, passengerNA15,181,890
Kahului HarborMaui, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passengerNA3,615,449
Kalaeloa Barbers Point HarborOahu, Hawaiidry bulk, liquid bulk NA9,854,176
Kawaihae HarborKawaihae, Hawaiicontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,034,621
Nawiliwili HarborNawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,069,212
Port of Apra HarborApra Harbor, Guamcontainer, break bulk84,9541,153,133
Port of HuenemePort Hueneme, Calif.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passengerNA1,987,668
Port of Long BeachLong Beach, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passengerNA86,536,154
Port of Los AngelesLos Angelescontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passengerNA67,806,137
Port of OaklandOakland, Calif.containerNA19,373,876
Port of Redwood CityRedwood City, Calif.container, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,957,553
Port of RichmondRichmond, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA27,255,061
Port of San DiegoSan Diegocontainer, automobile, passengerNA1,572,162
Port of San FranciscoSan Franciscobreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA1,604,190
Port of StocktonStockton, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA5,248,146
Extras
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Global Freight News
Government, Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Thousands of Drivers File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon

NEW YORK — Thousands of delivery drivers filed legal claims against Amazon on June 11, alleging the company’s classification of them as independent contractors has led to unpaid wages.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Dockworkers at Ports From Boston to Houston Halt Labor Talks

The union representing dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast container ports has suspended labor contract negotiations set for June 11, citing a dispute over automation.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Raises Profit Outlook

A.P. Moller-Maersk, a bellwether for global trade, said the world’s supply lines are more impacted than previously expected by the ripple effects coming from the congestion in the Red Sea.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2024
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Global Freight

Einride Becomes Peterbilt’s Biggest BET Customer

Einride will buy 150 Model 579EV battery-electric trucks from Peterbilt, the truck maker’s biggest EV order so far, the companies said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Ships Diverted From Red Sea Send Ripple Effects Across Globe

Nearly six months into the Houthis’ relentless campaign to protest Israel’s war in Gaza, the economic fallout is widening.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Private, Global Freight

Amazon to Expand US Drone Service

Amazon.com’s Prime Air drone program has been cleared by regulators to fly devices beyond the visual line of sight of pilots, increasing range and giving more customers access to the service.

Lynn Doan | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Some Shipping Container Costs Hit $10,000

Companies transporting goods from Asia face costs of as much $10,000 for an urgent full-size shipping container over the next month — about double current spot rates.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 29, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Trade Strains Boost Ocean Shipping Cargo Rates

Global goods trade is showing signs of accelerating after last year’s slump, pushing up shipping rates and giving some supply chain managers flashbacks to the demand spike three years ago.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2024
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
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