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
 

Gulf Coast

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NANA1,118,011
Hickman Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NANA1,283,282
Kaskaskia Regional PortRed Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulkNA5,776,030
Matagorda HarborMatagorda, TexasNANA5,379,731
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,872,596
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA56,850,137
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulkNA7,836,594
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargoNA25,446,078
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy liftNA100,244,231
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA8,348,358
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NANA2,225,953
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNANA38,534,187
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA93,468,323
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA9,111,500
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA82,234,811
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,944,932
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulkNA2,052,691
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NANA1,918,572
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA268,930,047
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NANA34,245,342
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,172,388
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NANA10,332,103
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA1,374,284
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargoNA56,908,344
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NANA1,147,254
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulkNA6,241,476
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA11,055,740
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy liftNA58,635,622
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NANA6,154,679
Port of Natchez-Adams CountyNatchez, Miss.dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA1,045,109
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NANA2,259,548
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA93,332,543
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNANA1,235,508
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,140,388
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA27,358,043
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNANA21,567,015
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargoNA39,851,706
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNANA5,062,663
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulkNA1,066,185
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA275,512,500
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNANA37,426,710
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulkNA5,813,777
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NANA2,122,316
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulkNA42,682,311
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,962,979
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA3,860,635
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NANA1,054,128
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA2,044,890
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