2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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California & Pacific Islands

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Hilo Harbor Hilo, Hawaii container, liquid bulk, passenger   22,638,833
Honolulu Harbor Oahu Honolulu, Hawaii container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, passenger   14,348,296
Kahului Harbor Maui, Hawaii container, liquid bulk, passenger   3,694,008
Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor Oahu, Hawaii dry bulk, liquid bulk   8,537,908
Kawaihae Harbor Kawaihae, Hawaii container, dry bulk, liquid bulk   2,041,413
Nawiliwili Harbor Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii container, liquid bulk, passenger   2,002,208
Port of Apra Harbor Apra Harbor, Guam container, break bulk 85,143 1,112,106
Port of Hueneme Port Hueneme, Calif. container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger   1,936,661
Port of Long Beach Long Beach, Calif. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger   80,693,406
Port of Los Angeles Los Angeles container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger   63,004,373
Port of Oakland Oakland, Calif. container   19,350,485
Port of Redwood City Redwood City, Calif. container, dry bulk, liquid bulk   2,423,146
Port of Richmond Richmond, Calif. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk   28,479,823
Port of San Diego San Diego container, automobile, passenger   1,510,284
Port of San Francisco San Francisco break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger   2,419,439
Port of Stockton Stockton, Calif. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk   5,443,718
Extras

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Global Freight News
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Port of Mobile to Build Container Facility in North Alabama

The Alabama Port Authority and CSX Transportation announced that Decatur, Ala., will be home to a new intermodal container transfer facility to connect north Alabama to the Port of Mobile.

David Gambino | The Decatur Daily, Ala.
February 8, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Global Freight

Maersk Warns of Slowdown Once Freight Boost Fades

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shares plunged after the company said it expects renewed gloom in the industry this year when the current boost to freight rates from the Red Sea conflict evaporates.

February 8, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Global Freight, TCA

Cincinnati Airport Deploys Autonomous Baggage Handling EVs

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is using devices known as Auto-DollyTugs, electric autonomous vehicles complete with “robotic arms,” to handle baggage and cargo.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Beats Revenue and Profit Expectations for Q4

Amazon on Feb. 1 reported better-than-expected revenue and profits for the fourth quarter, driven by strong consumer spending during the holiday shopping season.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
February 2, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Container Boom Leads to Q4 Earnings Dip at Hapag-Lloyd

HAMBURG, Germany — The sharp drop in freight prices following the pandemic has caused a slump in sales and profits at German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd.

dpa | Hamburg, Germany
January 31, 2024
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Georgia Ports Handled Record Number of Automobiles in 2023

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia Ports Authority said that it moved a record number of automobiles across its docks in Brunswick in 2023, while goods sent to Savannah in containers declined 16%.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

Freight Elite Struggle to Hit Climate Goals as Demand Surges

Although there are signs of progress, the largest delivery companies have scaled back climate pledges and the industry isn’t keeping pace with climbing emissions from a global demand surge.

Ben Elgin | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2024
Government, Technology, Safety, Global Freight

Norfolk Southern Piloting Anonymous Employee Safety Hotline

OMAHA, Neb. — About 1,000 engineers and conductors who work for Norfolk Southern soon will be able to report safety concerns anonymously through a federal system without fear of discipline.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 30, 2024
Business, Fuel, Global Freight

Maersk Unveils World’s Biggest Methanol-Powered Containership

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S’s newest methanol-powered vessel will soon set sail from South Korea as the shipper seeks to reduce emissions in one of the world’s most-polluting industries.

Heejin Kim | Bloomberg News
January 26, 2024
Business, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

Union Pacific Profit Up 1% in Q4 as Deliveries Rise

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit crept up 1% as the railroad delivered more fertilizer, imported goods and vehicles.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 25, 2024
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