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

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Mexico & Central America

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port of Acajutla Acajutla, El Salvador container 228,334  
Port of Altamira Altamira, Mexico container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 776,999  
Port of Caldera Caldera, Costa Rica NA 296,243  
Port of Colón, Cristobal and Manzanillo Colón, Panama container, passenger 4,454,902  
Port of Corinto Corinto, Nicaragua container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger 166,612  
Port of Dos Bocas Dos Bocas, Tabasco container, liquid bulk   32,407,462
Port of Ensenada Ensenada, Baja California NA 384,871  
Port of Lázaro Cárdenas Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 1,063,675  
Port of Limón-Moín Limón-Moín, Costa Rica container, passenger 1,213,431  
Port of Progreso Progreso, Yucatán NA 147,514  
Port of Puerto Barrios Puerto Barrios, Guatemala container 479,876  
Port of Puerto Castilla Puerto Castilla, Honduras container 118,317  
Port of Puerto Cortes Puerto Cortes, Honduras container 551,250  
Port of Puerto Quetzal Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala container 519,571  
Port of Santo Tomás de Castilla Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala container 537,316  
Port of Veracruz Veracruz, Veracruz NA 1,005,936  
PSA and Balboa Panama Int'l Terminals, Panama container 3,161,658  

Extras

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Global Freight News

Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Shippers Decry ‘Notoriously Difficult’ Railroads at Hearing

Shippers urged the U.S. railroad regulator to create more competition in the industry during hearings in which Union Pacific Corp. was called to explain a spike in service restrictions.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Global Trade Surges to $32 Trillion Record in 2022, U.N. Says

The value of global trade is set to reach a new record this year, increasing by about 12% to an estimated $32 trillion, according to a U.N. report that signaled a slowdown heading into 2023.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
December 13, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk CEO Soren Skou Leaves, Will Be Replaced by Vincent Clerc

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S CEO Soren Skou will step down and will be replaced by Vincent Clerc, the current head of the transport giant’s ocean and logistics business.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Consumers Enjoy Tentative Relief as Supply Chains Unclog

The supply backlogs of the past two years — and the delays, shortages and outrageous prices that came with them — have improved dramatically since summer.

Tom Krisher and Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
December 7, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

Savannah Port Terminal to Get $410 Million Upgrade Amid Big Growth

The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
December 5, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, Top 50

3PLs Make Debut on Global Freight 50

While the worst of the global supply chain snarls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic now appear to be in the rearview mirror, it’s still not business as usual for international freight.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Prices Fall in Inventory Glut, Upping Broker Deals

U.S. trucking is entering a tumultuous period that will likely reshape the $875 billion industry. Shipping rates that spiked during disruptions caused by the pandemic have plummeted as inventory gluts across the U.S. lowered demand.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Federal Maritime Commissioners Praise Growth at Port of Mobile

Two members of the Federal Maritime Commission praised the growth, diversity and import-export balance of the Port of Mobile during a visit on Nov. 16.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
November 17, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Freight Unit Furloughs Workers as Cargo Demand Slows

FedEx Corp.’s freight unit is putting workers on furlough in some U.S. markets, adding to mounting evidence of a cargo slowdown as the company joins other large employers trimming their ranks.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2022
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

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