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.
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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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