2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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After once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, supply chains are adjusting to new normal.
Global supply chain, so often taken for granted, becomes cause for worldwide concern.
Find out where the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers are based.
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California & Pacific Islands

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Hilo HarborHilo, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passenger 22,638,833
Honolulu Harbor OahuHonolulu, Hawaiicontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, passenger 14,348,296
Kahului HarborMaui, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passenger 3,694,008
Kalaeloa Barbers Point HarborOahu, Hawaiidry bulk, liquid bulk  8,537,908
Kawaihae HarborKawaihae, Hawaiicontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,041,413
Nawiliwili HarborNawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaiicontainer, liquid bulk, passenger 2,002,208
Port of Apra HarborApra Harbor, Guamcontainer, break bulk85,1431,112,106
Port of HuenemePort Hueneme, Calif.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger 1,936,661
Port of Long BeachLong Beach, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger 80,693,406
Port of Los AngelesLos Angelescontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automotive, heavy lift, special project cargo, refrigerated, passenger 63,004,373
Port of OaklandOakland, Calif.container 19,350,485
Port of Redwood CityRedwood City, Calif.container, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,423,146
Port of RichmondRichmond, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  28,479,823
Port of San DiegoSan Diegocontainer, automobile, passenger 1,510,284
Port of San FranciscoSan Franciscobreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 2,419,439
Port of StocktonStockton, Calif.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 5,443,718
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Business, Logistics, Top 50

Uber Freight to Acquire Logistics Firm Transplace for $2.25 Billion

Uber Freight

Uber Technologies Inc.’s freight business will acquire logistics technology firm Transplace from TPG Capital for $2.25 billion, the company announced July 22.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 22, 2021
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q2

A Landstar Inc. truck

Landstar System reported an all-time record for quarterly net income in its second-quarter financial results.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DP World to Buy Imperial Logistics in $890 Million Bet on Africa

A truck transport shipping containers at the Port of Durban. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

DP World plans to buy South Africa’s Imperial Logistics Ltd. for $890 million, in what the port operator said would be its most significant acquisition in Africa so far.

Adveith Nair | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Port Operator DP World Buys Syncreon in $1.2 Billion Deal

Cranes offload containers at a port terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press)

One of the world’s largest port operators, DP World, said July 1 it had acquired American logistics firm Syncreon Holdings in a $1.2 billion deal, the latest investment as the maritime company pushes to expand farther afield.

July 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DP World Nears $1.2 Billion Deal for Logistics Firm Syncreon

Shelves with boxes sit in a modern warehouse. (Chokii Ns/Getty Images)

DP World is nearing an acquisition of Syncreon Holdings Ltd. in a deal that could value the U.S. supply chain services company at about $1.2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

June 30, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Tops $20 Billion in Revenue for Third Straight Quarter

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp. reported a surge in bottom-line results for its fiscal fourth quarter as e-commerce continued to fuel demand for the company’s services.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 24, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Announces GXO’s $800 Million Notes Offering

XPO Logistics supply chain facility

XPO Logistics' upcoming spinoff, GXO Logistics, has priced an offering of $800 million on investments notes with registration rights, the company announced June 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 50

DHL System Helps Shippers Balance Costs and Sustainability

Trucks

DHL Supply Chain has developed a program that is designed to help shippers select carriers that are aligned with their environmental goals.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Says GXO Spinoff Should Be Completed by Q3

GXO logo/XPO truck

XPO Logistics has moved up the potential timeline to complete a spinoff of its logistics operations into a separate company, and also has provided updated financial guidance that forecasts strong growth for the planned independent company.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Boosts Supply Chain Inclusivity With $1 Million Scholarship Fund

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the University of Arkansas jointly endowed a $1 million scholarship fund June 2 to advance supply chain sustainability and inclusivity.

June 7, 2021

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