2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
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A Clouded Outlook For Global Freight
Supply chain disruptions may be easing, but freight volumes continue to stir anxiety in shippers.
3PLs Make Debut On Global Freight 50
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Rankings
 

Port Data

RankPort NameCityType of FreightTEUs 2021TEUs 2020% ChangeFreight Tonnage (metric tons)
1Port of Los Angeles *Los Angelescontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger10,677,6109,213,39615.9%222,000,000
2Port of Long BeachLong Beach, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger9,384,3688,113,31515.7%196,386,014
3Port of New York and New Jersey ^New Yorkcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger8,985,9297,585,81918.5%112,216,428
4Port of Savannah ^Savannah, Ga.container, break bulk, heavy lift, automobile, refrigerated5,613,1634,682,24919.9%39,419,938
5Ports of Colon, Cristobal and Manzanillo **Colón, Panamacontainer, liquid bulk, dry bulk, passenger, transshipping4,915,9754,454,90210.3% 
6Northwest Seaport AllianceSeattle and Tacoma, Wash.container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger, air cargo3,736,2063,320,37912.5%27,363,475
7Port of VancouverVancouver, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passenger3,678,9523,467,5216.1% 
8Port of Balboa/PSA Panama International TerminalPanama Int'l Terminals, Panamacontainer, transshipping3,561,4323,161,65812.6% 
9Port of VirginiaNorfolk, Va.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile3,522,8342,813,41525.2%55,797,100
10Port HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk3,453,2263,001,16415.1%40,399,937
11Port of ManzanilloManzanillo, Colima, Mexicocontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk3,371,4382,909,63215.9%35,024,782
12Port of Charleston ^Charleston, S.C.container, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, refrigerated2,751,4422,309,99519.1%22,631,975
13Port of Oakland ^Oakland, Calif.container2,448,2432,461,262-0.5%17,635,455
14Port of KingstonKingston, Jamaicacontainer, heavy lift, liquid bulk1,975,4011,611,63722.6% 
15Port of MontrealMontrealcontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger1,728,1141,600,0008.0%34,023,135
16Port of Lázaro CárdenasLázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexicocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk1,686,0761,063,67558.5% 
17Port of FreeportFreeport, Bahamascontainer, passenger1,642,7801,231,70333.4% 
18Port of San Juan ^San Juan, Puerto Ricocontainer1,438,7381,490,218-3.5%8,470,533
19Port of Jacksonville ***Jacksonville, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, refrigerated1,407,3101,277,16110.2%9,378,906
20Moín Container TerminalLímon, Costa Ricacontainer1,319,3721,213,4318.7% 
21Port Miami ***Miamicontainer, passenger1,254,0621,066,73817.6%10,114,409
22Port of VeracruzVeracruz, Veracruz, Mexicocontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile1,165,0431,005,93615.8% 
23Port of Prince RupertPrince Rupert, British Columbiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo, passenger1,054,8361,141,390-7.6%25,071,050
24Port Everglades ***Broward County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger1,038,179945,5129.8%21,346,991
25Port of Baltimore ^Baltimorecontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated, passenger1,022,6831,051,840-2.8%31,934,742
NOTE: Data for the ports of Manzanillo (Mexico), Kingston, Lázaro Cárdenas, Freeport, San Juan, Moín Container Terminal and Veracruz are from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribbean. Data for the ports of Balboa, PSA Panama International Terminal, Cristobal, Colon Container Terminal and Manzanillo International Terminal are from the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation and Research Center. All other data is from respective port authorities.

* Tonnage data for the Port of Los Angeles is from its fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

** Includes data regarding the Panamanian ports of Cristobal, Colon Container Terminal and Manzanillo International Terminal; not to be confused with the Port of Manzanillo in Colima, Mexico.

*** TEU and tonnage data for the Port of Jacksonville, Port Miami and Port Everglades is from their fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021.

^ Tonnage data for the ports of New York and New Jersey, Savannah, Charleston, Oakland, San Juan and Baltimore are from calendar year 2020, sourced from the United States Army Corp of Engineers. All other tonnage data is from calendar year 2021.
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A Clouded Outlook for Global Freight

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German Government Settles Internal Dispute Over Port Stake Sale to China

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Alabama Port Study Highlights Growth, Economic Impact

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The Alabama State Port Authority has released a new study showing significant growth in jobs, tax revenue and general economic impact since 2019, underscoring the port’s place as a major economic driver in the state.

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CSX Q3 Profit Up 15% as Railroad Hauls 2% More Freight

A CSX train engine

CSX Corp. delivered 15% more profit in the third quarter as it handled 2% more freight and worked to eliminate the delays shippers have been complaining about for months.

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October 21, 2022

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