2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Policy negotiations have put freight patterns in flux.
Despite trade tensions, growth has continued.
How the Netherlands is handling increased demand.
Rankings
 

Gulf Coast

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NANA1,357,367
Hickman Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NANA1,160,758
Kaskaskia Regional Port Red Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulkNA5,920,636
Matagorda HarborMatagorda, TexasNANA4,279,218
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA3,172,608
Pemiscot County Port HarborCaruthersville, Mo.NANA974,000
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA54,465,907
Port AransasAransas Pass, TexasNANA916,985
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulkNA6,494,985
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo87,87824,484,399
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy liftNA89,437,326
Port of BiloxiBiloxi, Miss.NANA854,927
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA7,763,455
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NANA2,096,054
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNANA42,676,566
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA87,322,735
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA4,104,867
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA77,013,042
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,921,027
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulk216,6832,312,058
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NANA1,910,389
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,459,107260,070,837
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NANA34,151,107
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,079,090
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NANA9,118,896
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,601,930
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA54,316,852
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NANA1,086,104
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulkNA7,078,266
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA11,536,737
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift327,60058,157,248
Port of Morgan CityMorgan City, La.container, dry bulkNANA
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NANA5,011,816
Port of Natchez-Adams CountyNatchez, Miss.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA754,479
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NANA1,965,096
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 525,80496,341,576
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNANANA
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk35,4622,021,710
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA25,644,568
Port of PensacolaPensacola, Fla.containerNA765,483
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNANA26,022,535
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA39,203,245
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNANA2,000,000
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulkNA1,409,049
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA275,064,082
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNANA33,068,082
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulkNA6,787,667
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NANA2,623,469
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulkNA37,751,062
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA2,865,994
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA4,337,003
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NANA1,338,303
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA2,563,962
Extras
Spending on ports projects has risen.
Companies and government agencies work to minimize effects of the E.U. departure.
Memphis International retains the top spot; Louisville honors boxing legend.
Find out where the Top Global Freight Carriers are around the world.
Learn more about Transport Topics' Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Publication.
If your company appears in the 2019 list, you have a few ways to announce it! Visit our logo library to get web- and print-ready graphics.
Global Freight News
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

UPS to Sell Coyote Logistics to RXO

UPS Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its asset-light freight brokerage business, Coyote Logistics, to RXO Inc., the company announced June 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Business, Logistics, Private, Global Freight

Amazon Is Shifting to Recycled Paper Filling for Packages

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 20, 2024
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
Archives
  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015