2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers

Up Front

After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.
Rankings
 

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

Ports and airports across North America are clamoring to stay ahead of cargo backlogs and shipment load.

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Global Freight News

Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Supply Chain Woes Accelerate Reshoring, Nearshoring Trend

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by supply chain disruptions around the world has sparked a resurgence of companies bringing sourcing and manufacturing back to the United States or closer to U.S. shores.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

Top North American Seaports and Airports Realize Record Volumes

Seaports and airports across North America experienced record-breaking volume in 2021 amid growing consumer demand.

Mike Senatore | Features Coordinator
November 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

Describing global supply chains as “volatile” for the last two years is an understatement. Glimmers of hope are emerging, but anxiety grows over whether freight volumes can maintain traction amid high inflation and economic uncertainty.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 4, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

German Government Settles Internal Dispute Over Port Stake Sale to China

The German government is close to reaching a compromise over a disputed sale of a stake in a Hamburg container terminal to China’s state-owned shipping conglomerate Cosco Shipping Holdings Co.

October 25, 2022
Business, Equipment, Global Freight, TCA

Alabama Port Study Highlights Growth, Economic Impact

The Alabama State Port Authority has released a new study showing significant growth in jobs, tax revenue and general economic impact since 2019, underscoring the port’s place as a major economic driver in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
October 24, 2022
Business, Technology, Global Freight

CSX Q3 Profit Up 15% as Railroad Hauls 2% More Freight

CSX Corp. delivered 15% more profit in the third quarter as it handled 2% more freight and worked to eliminate the delays shippers have been complaining about for months.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
October 21, 2022
Business, Equipment, Global Freight, TCA

UPS Aircraft Mechanics Ratify Labor Contract

Aircraft mechanics at UPS Inc. voted to ratify a labor contract extension that will give them a 3.3% hike in pay annually for three years, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union announced Oct. 18.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 19, 2022
Business, Safety, Global Freight, TCA

California Ports Reveal Surge in Harmful Emissions in 2021

California port officials announced an unprecedented increase in harmful emissions last year. Although the increase in pollution was substantial, officials said emissions are still much lower than levels in the mid-2000s.

Tony Briscoe | Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2022
Government, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Truckers Win Over BNSF in Case Regarding Illinois Biometrics Law

In what is believed to be the first jury verdict related to Illinois’ strict biometrics privacy law, a $228 million judgment has been entered against BNSF Railway in a class-action lawsuit over the railroad’s collection of fingerprint data.

Sarah Freishtat | Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Expands Green Fleet With $1 Billion Order for Vessels

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, one of the world’s largest oil consumers, ordered six large containerships that can sail on green methanol as part of the transport giant’s plan to become carbon neutral.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2022

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