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
 

Gulf Coast

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NANA1,118,011
Hickman Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NANA1,283,282
Kaskaskia Regional PortRed Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulkNA5,776,030
Matagorda HarborMatagorda, TexasNANA5,379,731
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,872,596
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA56,850,137
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulkNA7,836,594
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargoNA25,446,078
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy liftNA100,244,231
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA8,348,358
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NANA2,225,953
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNANA38,534,187
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA93,468,323
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA9,111,500
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA82,234,811
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,944,932
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,052,691
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NANA1,918,572
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA268,930,047
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NANA34,245,342
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,172,388
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NANA10,332,103
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,374,284
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA56,908,344
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NANA1,147,254
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulkNA6,241,476
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA11,055,740
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy liftNA58,635,622
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NANA6,154,679
Port of Natchez-Adams CountyNatchez, Miss.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA1,045,109
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NANA2,259,548
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger NA93,332,543
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNANA1,235,508
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,140,388
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA27,358,043
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNANA21,567,015
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA39,851,706
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNANA5,062,663
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulkNA1,066,185
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA275,512,500
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNANA37,426,710
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulkNA5,813,777
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NANA2,122,316
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulkNA42,682,311
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA2,962,979
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk NA3,860,635
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NANA1,054,128
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA2,044,890
Extras
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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
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