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
 

Mexico & Central America

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port of Altamira Altamira, Tamaulipas container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 820,092 21,800,000
Port of Chiapas Tapachula, Chiapas NA 54,308 NA
Port of Coatzacoalcos Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz container 19,122 26,400,000
Port of Dos Bocas Dos Bocas, Tabasco container NA 31,100,000
Port of Ensenada Ensenada, Baja California NA 272,258 NA
Port of Guaymas Guaymas, Sonora container 28,971 NA
Port of Lázaro Cárdenas Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 1,314,798 31,184,989
Port of Manzanillo Manzanillo, Colima container, passenger 3,078,505 NA
Port of Mazatlán Mazatlán, Sinaloa NA 48,199 1,207,950
Port of Progreso Progreso, Yucatán NA 110,000 NA
Port of Salina Cruz Salina Cruz, Oaxaca NA 2,857 NA
Port of Tampico Tampico, Tamaulipas NA 4,753 7,500,000
Port of Tuxpan Tuxpan, Veracruz NA 11,835 13,300,000
Port of Veracruz Veracruz, Veracruz NA 902,520 26,500,000
Puerto Morelos Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo NA 9,423 NA
Port of Acajutla Acajutla, El Salvador container 209,903 NA
Port of Almirante Almirante, Panama NA 20,420 NA
Port of Arlen Siu-El Rama Arlen Siu/El Rama, Nicaragua NA 7,058 NA
Port of Balboa Balboa, Panama container, dry bulk, passenger 2,986,617 NA
Port of Belize Belize City, Belize container, heavy lift, passenger 44,381 935,910
Port of Caldera Caldera, Costa Rica NA 289,582 NA
Port of Colón Colón, Panama container, passenger 2,579,977 NA
Port of Corinto Corinto, Nicaragua container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger 165,463 NA
Port of Cristóbal Cristóbal, Panama container 1,311,232 NA
Port of Limón-Moín Limón-Moín, Costa Rica container, passenger 1,199,628 NA
Port of Puerto Barrios Puerto Barrios, Guatemala container 455,973 NA
Port of Puerto Castillo Puerto Castillo, Honduras container 119,251 NA
Port of Puerto Cortes Puerto Cortes, Honduras container 642,218 NA
Port of Puerto Quetzal Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala container 367,239 NA
Port of San Lorenzo San Lorenzo, Honduras container 35,824 NA
Port of Santo Tomás de Castilla Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala container 566,539 NA
PSA Panama International Terminal PSA - Panama Int'l Terminals, Panama container 81,563 NA
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.
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