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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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

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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