2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rankings
 

Airport Data

Rank Airport Location 2019 Landed Weight (millions of lbs.)
1Memphis InternationalMemphis, Tenn.24,344
2Ted Stevens Anchorage InternationalAnchorage, Alaska18,306
3Louisville Muhammad Ali InternationalLouisville, Ky.15,599
4Miami InternationalMiami9,235
5Los Angeles InternationalLos Angeles7,459
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalHebron, Ky.7,238
7Chicago O'Hare InternationalChicago6,543
8Indianapolis InternationalIndianapolis5,301
9Dallas-Fort Worth InternationalDFW Airport, Texas4,740
10Ontario InternationalOntario, Calif.4,491
11Metropolitan Oakland InternationalOakland, Calif.3,672
12John F. Kennedy InternationalQueens, N.Y.3,181
13Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalAtlanta3,107
14Newark Liberty InternationalNewark, N.J.3,053
15Daniel K. Inouye InternationalHonolulu2,827
16Philadelphia InternationalPhiladelphia2,819
17Seattle-Tacoma InternationalSeattle2,479
18George Bush IntercontinentalHouston2,402
19Chicago/Rockford InternationalRockford, Ill.2,372
20Phoenix Sky Harbor InternationalPhoenix2,211
21Portland InternationalPortland, Ore.2,021
22Denver InternationalDenver1,644
23Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallGlen Burnie, Md.1,380
24Tampa InternationalTampa, Fla.1,346
25Orlando InternationalOrlando, Fla.1,285
26Bradley InternationalWindsor Locks, Conn.1,261
27Rickenbacker InternationalColumbus, Ohio1,230
28Luis Muñoz Marín InternationalSan Juan, Puerto Rico1,225
29Salt Lake City InternationalSalt Lake City1,202
30Mexico City InternationalMexico City1,163
31Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalMinneapolis1,116
32San Francisco InternationalSan Francisco1,027
33General Edward Lawrence Logan InternationalBoston1,024
34Fort Worth AllianceFort Worth, Texas1,015
35Toronto Pearson InternationalToronto962
36San Antonio InternationalSan Antonio960
37Piedmont Triad InternationalGreensboro, N.C.934
38Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit893
39Charlotte/Douglas InternationalCharlotte, N.C.783
40Boeing Field/King County InternationalSeattle754
41Sacramento InternationalSacramento, Calif.706
42Lehigh Valley InternationalAllentown, Pa.646
43Vancouver InternationalVancouver, British Columbia643
44Reno/Tahoe InternationalReno, Nev.640
45El Paso InternationalEl Paso, Texas631
46San Diego InternationalSan Diego613
47General Mitchell InternationalMilwaukee601
48Kansas City InternationalKansas City, Mo.576
49Jacksonville InternationalJacksonville, Fla.563
50Raleigh-Durham InternationalRaleigh, N.C.556
51Manchester-Boston RegionalLondonderry, N.H.554
52Pittsburgh InternationalPittsburgh551
53Albuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque, N.M.546
54Sacramento MatherMather, Calif.545
55Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, Texas542
56Rafael HernándezAguadilla, Puerto Rico530
57Richmond InternationalHighland Springs, Va.527
58Laredo InternationalLaredo, Texas510
59Billings Logan InternationalBillings, Mont.488
60Columbia MetropolitanColumbia, S.C.478
61Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood InternationalFort Lauderdale, Fla.475
62Washington Dulles InternationalDulles, Va.473
63Eppley AirfieldOmaha, Neb.470
64Spokane InternationalSpokane, Wash.460
65Tulsa InternationalTulsa, Okla.450
66Syracuse Hancock InternationalSyracuse, N.Y.436
67Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland434
68Lubbock Preston SmithLubbock, Texas431
69Harrisburg InternationalHarrisburg, Pa.423
70Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones FieldHuntsville, Ala.418
71Greenville SpartanburgGreer, S.C.415
72McCarran InternationalLas Vegas415
73Stockton MetropolitanStockton, Calif.414
74St. Louis Lambert InternationalSt. Louis404
75Charleston AFB/InternationalCharleston, S.C.398
76Louis Armstrong New OrleansKenner, La.392
77Hector InternationalFargo, N.D.391
78The Eastern IowaCedar Rapids, Iowa377
79Joe Foss FieldSioux Falls, S.D.375
80Valley InternationalHarlingen, Texas365
81Boise Air Terminal/Gowen FieldBoise, Idaho363
82San Bernardino InternationalSan Bernardino, Calif.351
83March ARBRiverside, Calif.349
84Buffalo Niagara InternationalBuffalo, N.Y.339
85Ellison Onizuka Kona International at KeaholeKailua Kona, Hawaii319
86Guadalajara InternationalGuadalajara, Jalisco318
87KahuluiKahului, Hawaii305
88Greater Rochester InternationalRochester, N.Y.293
88Nashville InternationalNashville, Tenn.293
90McGhee TysonAlcoa, Tenn.285
91Snohomish County/Paine FieldEverett, Wash.281
92Shreveport RegionalShreveport, La.271
93Des Moines InternationalDes Moines, Iowa265
94Will Rogers WorldOklahoma City263
95New York Stewart InternationalNewburgh, N.Y.258
96Wichita Dwight D. EisenhowerWichita, Kan.249
97Gerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids, Mich.244
98Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau InternationalMontreal, Quebec239
99Norman Y. Mineta San JoseSan Jose, Calif.238
100Capital Region InternationalTownship of Clinton, Mich.230
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FedEx Rides E-Commerce to $21.5 Billion Third Quarter

A FedEx employee carries a box before loading into a van at a coronavirus testing facility in New Jersey.

The continued yearlong surge in e-commerce brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sent FedEx’s year-over-year fiscal third-quarter net revenue up 23% to $21.5 billion, compared with $17.4 billion in the same period in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2021
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XPO Sets GXO Logistics as Name of New Spinoff Company

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XPO Logistics has selected GXO Logistics as the name of the stand-alone logistics company that it will spin off from its larger operation later this year.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 18, 2021
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Trucking Industry Making Strides Toward Electrification

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Original equipment manufacturers, shippers and environmental activist groups are aligning behind the promised benefits of zero-emission trucks, and are encouraging the trucking industry to accelerate adoption of vehicles powered by alternatives to diesel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2021
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COVID-19 Exposes Cold Chain Problems, Solutions

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The coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for innovation in cold chain shipments.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021
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UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

A UPS truck exits a distribution center in Chicago in November 2020. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
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Kuehne + Nagel Buys Apex Logistics in $1.5 Billion Deal

Trucks and trailers at the Kuehne + Nagel International AG logistics center in Haiger, Germany.

Kuehne + Nagel International AG has agreed to acquire Apex International Corp. in a deal that values the freight forwarder at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2021
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US Steps Up Heat on Container Carriers to Ease Port Congestion

A container ship is berthed at the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News)

U.S. regulators stepped up the heat on ocean shipping companies and the seaport terminals some of them operate, seeking to smooth the disrupted flow of containers that are swamping America’s biggest ports and wreaking havoc on the nation’s strained supply chains.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2021
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February 10, 2021
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Chinese Package-Delivery Firm SF Holding Eyes Stake in Kerry Logistics

Employees handle packages at an SF Express store in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

SF Holding Co., one of the largest Chinese package-delivery services, is exploring a potential investment in tycoon Robert Kuok’s listed logistics business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

February 4, 2021
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UPS Gives Old Jets New Life

UPS will install new cockpit computers in dozens of aging freight planes. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Imagine ripping out the dashboard of your 20-year-old minivan and replacing it with the high-tech controls from a Tesla.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2021

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