2019 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Top 100 Airports

RankAirportLocation2018 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1Memphis InternationalMemphis, Tenn.24,433
2Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage, Alaska18,414
3Louisville Muhammad Ali InternationalLouisville, Ky.14,643
4Miami InternationalMiami8,398
5Los Angeles InternationalLos Angeles7,317
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalHebron, Ky.7,031
7Chicago O'Hare InternationalChicago6,697
8Indianapolis InternationalIndianapolis5,280
9Dallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW Airport, Texas4,304
10Ontario InternationalOntario, Calif.4,199
11Metropolitan Oakland InternationalOakland, Calif.4,199
12John F. Kennedy InternationalQueens, N.Y.3,278
13Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta2,993
14Newark Liberty InternationalNewark, N.J.2,905
15Daniel K. Inouye InternationalHonolulu2,747
16Seattle-Tacoma InternationalSeattle2,465
17Philadelphia InternationalPhiladelphia2,451
18George Bush IntercontinentalHouston2,198
19Chicago/Rockford InternationalRockford, Ill.2,139
20Phoenix Sky Harbor InternationalPhoenix1,913
21Portland InternationalPortland, Ore.1,689
22Denver InternationalDenver1,492
23Tampa InternationalTampa, Fla.1,270
24Luis Munoz Marin InternationalSan Juan, Puerto Rico1,253
25Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie, Md.1,238
26Rickenbacker InternationalColumbus, Ohio1,231
27Salt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City1,198
28Mexico City InternationalMexico City1,163
29Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalMinneapolis1,081
30San Francisco InternationalSan Francisco1,078
31Orlando InternationalOrlando, Fla.1,059
32General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBoston1,008
33Toronto Pearson InternationalToronto962
34Bradley InternationalWindsor Locks, Conn.962
35San Antonio InternationalSan Antonio923
36Fort Worth AllianceFort Worth, Texas923
37Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit844
38Boeing Field/King County InternationalSeattle745
39Sacramento InternationalSacramento, Calif.721
40El Paso InternationalEl Paso, Texas701
41Piedmont Triad InternationalGreensboro, N.C.688
42Lehigh Valley InternationalAllentown, Pa.681
43Laredo InternationalLaredo, Texas674
44Charlotte/Douglas InternationalCharlotte, N.C.643
45Vancouver InternationalVancouver, British Columbia643
46General Mitchell InternationalMilwaukee621
47San Diego InternationalSan Diego605
48Kansas City InternationalKansas City, Mo.570
49Pittsburgh InternationalPittsburgh560
50Albuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque, N.M.553
51Sacramento MatherSacramento, Calif.552
52Reno/Tahoe InternationalReno, Nev.541
53Manchester-Boston RegionalLondonberry, N.H.537
54Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, Texas536
55Richmond InternationalHighland Springs, Va.514
56Raleigh-Durham InternationalRaleigh, N.C.503
57Rafael HernandezAquadilla, Puerto Rico488
58Jacksonville InternationalJacksonville, Fla.487
59Washington Dulles InternationalDulles, Va.480
60Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale, Fla.470
61Spokane InternationalSpokane, Wash.460
62Greenville Spartanburg InternationalGreer, S.C.449
63Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones FieldHuntsville, Ala.449
64Columbia MetropolitanColumbia, S.C.441
65Billings Logan InternationalBillings, Mont.441
66Eppley AirfieldOmaha, Neb.438
67Harrisburg InternationalHarrisburg, Pa.429
68Tulsa InternationalTulsa, Okla.425
69Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland421
70McCarran InternationalLas Vegas417
71Louis Armstrong New Orleans InternationalMetairie, La.375
72Lubbock Preston Smith InternationalLubbock, Texas368
73St. Louis Lambert InternationalSt. Louis366
74Valley InternationalHarlingen, Texas366
75Joe Foss FieldSioux Falls, S.D.366
76The Eastern IowaCedar Rapids, Iowa349
77Syracuse Hancock InternationalSyracuse, N.Y.349
78Charleston AFB/InternationalCharleston, S.C.347
79Boise Air Terminal/Gowen FieldBoise, Idaho344
80Buffalo Niagara InternationalBuffalo, N.Y.322
81Guadalajara InternationalGuadalajara, Jalisco318
82Nashville InternationalNashville, Tenn.308
83Shreveport RegionalShreveport, La.293
84Ellison Onizuka Kona International at KeaholeKailua Kona, Hawaii284
85McGhee TysonKnoxville, Tenn.279
86Hector InternationalFargo, N.D.275
87Greater Rochester InternationalRochester, N.Y.274
88Stockton MetropolitanStockton, Calif.270
89Des Moines InternationalDes Moines, Iowa267
90Will Rogers WorldOklahoma City258
91KahuluiKahului, Hawaii256
92Norman Y. Mineta San Jose InternationalSan Jose, Calif.250
93T.F. Green InternationalWarwick, R.I.244
94Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau InternationalMontreal, Quebec239
95Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower NationalWichita, Kan.237
96Snohomish County/Paine FieldEverett, Wash.232
97Gerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids, Mich.230
98Willow RunYpsilanti, Mich.218
99Norfolk InternationalNorfolk, Va.214
100John C. Munro Hamilton InternationalHamilton, Ontario211
About the Rankings...
Spending on ports projects has risen.
Companies and government agencies work to minimize effects of the E.U. departure.
Memphis International retains the top spot; Louisville honors boxing legend.
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Top 50 News
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

Chart comparing transportation stocks to market on the whole

The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers: Transportation shares.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

DeJoy Says He’s Been Cleared in Federal Probe

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will be investigated by the House Oversight Committee.

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said March 31 that the Justice Department has closed without criminal charges an investigation into political fundraising activity at his former business.

March 31, 2022
Government, Business, Top 50

Secretary Walsh Optimistic About Port Workers’ Contract Talks

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

CARLISLE, Pa. — Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is optimistic that upcoming labor negotiations for workers at West Coast ports will progress smoothly, noting the critical role that dockworkers and port drivers play in keeping supply chains moving.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

Ceva, Kodiak Launch Autonomous Deliveries to Oklahoma

Kodiak-Ceva truck

Ceva Logistics announced it teamed up with autonomous commercial vehicle technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, expanding on an existing relationship.

March 9, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 50

XPO to Split LTL, Freight Brokerage Businesses

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics is creating two new, stand-alone, publicly traded companies in the less-than-truckload and tech-enabled brokered transportation sector, the company announced March 8.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 9, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50

Port of Baltimore Announces Expansion


The Port of Baltimore on March 7 announced it is expanding container business at its Seagirt Marine Terminal as the Israeli-based ZIM Shipping Line will begin calls at the facility this summer.

March 8, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Brokers Expect Rising Contract Rates for 2022

C.H. Robinson truck

Freight brokerage firms are anticipating that contract rates will keep rising this year, with a slowdown not expected until year’s end.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

GXO, Clipper Boards Agree to Terms on Acquisition

GXO warehouse

The GXO Logistics and Clipper Logistics boards of directors on Feb. 28 said they have agreed to terms on the contract logistics company’s previously announced potential acquisition of Clipper.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold Narrows Loss, Names George Chappelle New CEO

Americold truck

Refrigerated warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust narrowed its loss in the fourth quarter and posted a large gain in revenue. It also made interim CEO George Chappelle’s position permanent.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 25, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

DHL Express Sues City Over Possible Lockout at San Antonio Airport

DHL Supply Chain

International shipping services provider DHL Express has operated at San Antonio International Airport for more than 30 years, but it’s facing a possible lockout over an alleged lease violation.

Patrick Danner | San Antonio Express-News
February 17, 2022


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