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  

Ports and airports across North America are clamoring to stay ahead of cargo backlogs and shipment load.

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Global Freight News
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL Group Changes Name to DHL Group

BONN, Germany — German multinational package delivery and logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group said June 19 that it is changing its name to DHL Group as of the beginning of July.

dpa | Hamburg, Germany
June 20, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Global Shipping Company ZIM Relocates US Headquarters

ZIM American Integrated Shipping Services, a global container shipping company, is set to relocate its U.S. headquarters from Norfolk, Va., to Virginia Beach.

Gabby Jimenez | The Virginian-Pilot
June 20, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight, TCA

Chicago Suburbs Appeal Federal Approval of CPKC Rail Merger

A group of suburban Chicago communities is appealing the federal approval of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger that is expected to bring more freight trains to the area.

Sarah Freishtat | Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2023
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

California’s Port Dominance Is Slipping as Cargo Shifts East

The pandemic’s cargo crush pushed the Los Angeles and Long Beach complex close to the breaking point, allowing ports from New York-New Jersey to Houston to grow their market share.

Laura Curtis | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Engineers Frustrated With Railroad Sick Time Policies

OMAHA, Neb. — Tens of thousands of engineers remain frustrated with the lack of paid sick time and the demands railroads like BNSF are making in negotiations.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
May 8, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Profits Slip in Q1, Forecasts Weak 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, a bellwether for global trade, signaled weaker results for the rest of 2023 after reporting first-quarter operating profit that tumbled by more than half.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

DHL Plans Third Air Cargo Hub in California

Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S., says company leadership is doubling down on its GoGreen Plus program, with a goal of being a net-zero emissions company by 2050.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Freight Plans Closure of 29 Locations

FedEx Freight informed team members internally May 1 that it will be closing 29 freight locations and furloughing certain job classes.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2023
Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Nippon Express in Talks to Buy Logistics Firm Cargo-Partner

Nippon Express Holdings Inc. is in talks to buy Austrian logistics provider Cargo-Partner GmbH, people with knowledge of the matter said.

April 18, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Global Freight

CMA CGM Offers to Buy Bolloré Logistics for $5.5 Billion

Maritime transport giant CMA CGM SA has entered exclusive talks to buy Bolloré SE’s logistics arm for an enterprise value of 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion).

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2023
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