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

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After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
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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

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Global Freight News

Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Container Lines Set to Smash Year-Old Profit Record

The world’s biggest container lines are on course to post profits in 2022 that will top last year’s record by 73%, according to a new forecast, buoyed by logistics and labor strains that are squeezing capacity amid sustained U.S. demand for imports.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
August 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

HMM to Continue Deploying More Ships as Port Congestion Persists

HMM Co., the biggest container-shipping line in South Korea, will continue deploying more vessels than usual to try to meet demand from the country’s exporters struggling to transport goods overseas.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Labor Leaders Optimistic Over Port Contract Talks

With negotiations expected to begin soon between the 22,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU leaders are expressing confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement — without an interruption in work — before the June 30 deadline for the current contract expiration.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022

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