2022 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Companies
Up Front

Supply chain disruptions may be easing, but freight volumes continue to stir anxiety in shippers.

Non-asset based companies join the field in this year’s Global Freight Top 50 list.

Get a continent-by-continent and country-by-country look at where the Top 50 Global Freight Companies are based.

Rankings
 

Port Data

Rank Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs 2021 TEUs 2020 % Change Freight Tonnage (metric tons)
1 Port of Los Angeles * Los Angeles container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger 10,677,610 9,213,396 15.9% 222,000,000
2 Port of Long Beach Long Beach, Calif. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger 9,384,368 8,113,315 15.7% 196,386,014
3 Port of New York and New Jersey ^ New York container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger 8,985,929 7,585,819 18.5% 112,216,428
4 Port of Savannah ^ Savannah, Ga. container, break bulk, heavy lift, automobile, refrigerated 5,613,163 4,682,249 19.9% 39,419,938
5 Ports of Colon, Cristobal and Manzanillo ** Colón, Panama container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, passenger, transshipping 4,915,975 4,454,902 10.3%  
6 Northwest Seaport Alliance Seattle and Tacoma, Wash. container, break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger, air cargo 3,736,206 3,320,379 12.5% 27,363,475
7 Port of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, special project cargo, passenger 3,678,952 3,467,521 6.1%  
8 Port of Balboa/PSA Panama International Terminal Panama Int'l Terminals, Panama container, transshipping 3,561,432 3,161,658 12.6%  
9 Port of Virginia Norfolk, Va. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile 3,522,834 2,813,415 25.2% 55,797,100
10 Port Houston Houston container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 3,453,226 3,001,164 15.1% 40,399,937
11 Port of Manzanillo Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico container, dry bulk, liquid bulk 3,371,438 2,909,632 15.9% 35,024,782
12 Port of Charleston ^ Charleston, S.C. container, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, refrigerated 2,751,442 2,309,995 19.1% 22,631,975
13 Port of Oakland ^ Oakland, Calif. container 2,448,243 2,461,262 -0.5% 17,635,455
14 Port of Kingston Kingston, Jamaica container, heavy lift, liquid bulk 1,975,401 1,611,637 22.6%  
15 Port of Montreal Montreal container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 1,728,114 1,600,000 8.0% 34,023,135
16 Port of Lázaro Cárdenas Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 1,686,076 1,063,675 58.5%  
17 Port of Freeport Freeport, Bahamas container, passenger 1,642,780 1,231,703 33.4%  
18 Port of San Juan ^ San Juan, Puerto Rico container 1,438,738 1,490,218 -3.5% 8,470,533
19 Port of Jacksonville *** Jacksonville, Fla. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, refrigerated 1,407,310 1,277,161 10.2% 9,378,906
20 Moín Container Terminal Límon, Costa Rica container 1,319,372 1,213,431 8.7%  
21 Port Miami *** Miami container, passenger 1,254,062 1,066,738 17.6% 10,114,409
22 Port of Veracruz Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile 1,165,043 1,005,936 15.8%  
23 Port of Prince Rupert Prince Rupert, British Columbia container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo, passenger 1,054,836 1,141,390 -7.6% 25,071,050
24 Port Everglades *** Broward County, Fla. container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 1,038,179 945,512 9.8% 21,346,991
25 Port of Baltimore ^ Baltimore container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated, passenger 1,022,683 1,051,840 -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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