2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Up Front
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
 

Mexico & Central America

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume of Freight Tonnage
Port of AcajutlaAcajutla, El SalvadorcontainerNA4,587,200
Port of AltamiraAltamira, Tamaulipascontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk877,396NA
Port of BalboaBalboa, Panama container, dry bulk, passengerNA13,530,300
Port of CalderaCaldera, Costa RicaNANA5,321,300
Port of CoatzacoalcosCoatzacoalcos, VeracruzcontainerNA28,640,000
Port of ColónColón, Panamacontainer, passengerNA4,975,600
Port of CorintoCorinto, Nicaraguacontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passengerNA3,612,400
Port of CristóbalCristóbal, PanamacontainerNA10,736,600
Port of Dos BocasDos Bocas, Tabasco containerNA31,100,000
Port of EnsenadaEnsenada, Baja CaliforniaNA337,742NA
Port of Lázaro CárdenasLázaro Cárdenas, Michoacáncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk1,318,732NA
Port of Limón-MoínLimón-Moín, Costa Rica container, passenger1,232,30811,755,000
Port of ManzanilloManzanillo, Colimacontainer, passenger3,069,07215,234,100
Port of MazatlánMazatlán, SinaloaNA46,7721,207,950
Port of ProgresoProgreso, YucatánNA153,319NA
Port of Puerto BarriosPuerto Barrios, Guatemala container 455,8114,029,700
Port of Puerto CastilloPuerto Castillo, Hondurascontainer110,0001,151,400
Port of Puerto CortesPuerto Cortes, Hondurascontainer643,85611,503,100
Port of Puerto QuetzalPuerto Quetzal, Guatemala container500,22212,269,400
Port of Santo Tomás de CastillaSanto Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala container565,3898,072,000
Port of VeracruzVeracruz, VeracruzNA1,144,156NA
PSA Panama International TerminalPanamacontainerNA4,261,100
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XPO Logistics Plans to Split Into Two Companies

An XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Inc. plans to split into two by spinning off its logistics business in a tax-free transaction that will create a separate publicly traded company.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in E-Commerce Push

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

FedEx Corp. has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, an e-commerce service that provides shipping for more than 100 brands, as the courier seeks to deepen its ties with online shoppers.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Penske Logistics to Acquire Black Horse Carriers

Black Horse Penske electric truck

Penske Logistics announced it reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based trucking company Black Horse Carriers Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Coronavirus Likely Altered Supply Chains Permanently, XPO’s Chowdhury Says

XPO truck

Supply chains have changed dramatically to adapt to the coronavirus, but many of those changes may outlast the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Business, Top 50

Top 50 Global Freight Carriers Face Major Disruption

Port of LA

Despite pandemic challenges, the companies ranked on the Transport Topics 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list have adjusted their operations to keep pace with ever-changing market conditions.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Unveils Four Electric Tractor-Trailers

DHL Byd vehicle

DHL furthered its green efforts with the launch of a new fleet of electric tractor-trailer vehicles, the company announced Nov. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
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Map: Where They Are

2020 Top Global Freight Carriers Map

View a world map that pinpoints the geographical breakdown by country for the 2020 Top 50 Global Freight Carriers.

November 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Ports See Huge Volume Swings in 2020

Port

Amid these dramatic swings in demand, ports have continued to pursue infrastructure improvement projects.

November 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

North America’s Busiest Cargo Airports

Miami Airport

While it remains to be seen how the pandemic might shift air freight patterns over the long term, this listing of the 100 busiest cargo airports in North America provides an overview of the most important hubs for air freight.

November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50

USMCA Bodes Well for Cross-Border Freight

USMCA

Both the improved trade activ­ity and a promising future for the USMCA are favorable developments for trucking because 80% of cross-border trade moves via truck.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 13, 2020

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