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.
Rankings
 

Gulf Coast

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Helena HarborHelena, Ark.NA 1,108,537
Hickman-Fulton County RiverportHickman, Ky.NA 1,144,576
Kaskaskia Regional Port Red Bud, Ill.break bulk, dry bulk 5,205,459
Owensboro RiverportOwensboro, Ky.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,559,487
Plaquemines PortPlaquemines Parish, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 52,752,984
Port FourchonLafourche Parish, La.liquid bulk 7,775,668
Port FreeportFreeport, Texascontainer, break bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo 29,844,416
Port of BeaumontBeaumont, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, heavy lift 101,089,801
Port of BrownsvilleBrownsville, Texascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 6,632,612
Port of ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tenn.NA 1,987,313
Port of Cincinnati-Northern KentuckyCincinnatiNA 36,560,095
Port of Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  111,223,976
Port of GalvestonGalveston, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger 10,958,425
Port of Greater Baton RougeBaton Rouge, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  73,400,104
Port of GreenvilleGreenville, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulk 3,105,923
Port of GulfportGulfport, Miss.container, break bulk, dry bulk 1,966,349
Port of GuntersvilleGuntersville, Ala.NA 1,585,476
Port of HoustonHoustoncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  284,944,468
Port of Huntington Tri-StateHuntington, W.Va.NA 36,784,682
Port of IberiaIberia, La.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,056,212
Port of Indiana-Mount VernonMount Vernon, Ind.NA 9,344,185
Port of Kansas CityKansas City, Mo.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 1,117,045
Port of Lake CharlesLake Charles, La.dry bulk, heavy lift, special project cargo 58,038,313
Port of Lake ProvidenceLake Providence, La.NA 1,096,782
Port of LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.dry bulk 6,420,628
Port of MemphisMemphis, Tenn.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 8,914,841
Port of MobileMobile, Ala.container, break bulk, dry bulk, heavy lift 56,893,814
Port of NashvilleNashville, Tenn.NA 6,939,914
Port of New Madrid CountyNew Madrid, Mo.NA 2,264,590
Port of New OrleansNew Orleanscontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passenger  92,208,560
Port of OrangeOrange, TexasNA 1,574,470
Port of Panama CityPanama City, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk 2,258,064
Port of PascagoulaPascagoula, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  25,847,060
Port of PittsburghPittsburghNA 21,777,395
Port of Port ArthurPort Arthur, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, special project cargo 33,943,782
Port of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TexasNA 5,220,760
Port of RosedaleRosedale, Miss.dry bulk 1,435,130
Port of South LouisianaLaPlace, La.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  237,956,928
Port of St. LouisSt. LouisNA 31,250,309
Port of St. PaulSt. Paul, Minn.dry bulk 5,031,086
Port of TerrebonneHouma, La.NA 2,139,252
Port of Texas CityTexas City, Texasliquid bulk 41,338,934
Port of VicksburgVicksburg, Miss.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  3,046,191
Port of VictoriaVictoria, Texasbreak bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk  2,672,649
Southeast Missouri PortScott City, Mo.NA 1,237,041
Tulsa Port of CatoosaTulsa, Okla.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargo 1,234,695
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