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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Greenbriar Reportedly Considers Sale of BDP International

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Greenbriar Equity Group is exploring a sale of BDP International that could value the logistics company at more than $1.5 billion including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said.

October 8, 2021
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GXO, Abercrombie & Fitch to Open Automated Distribution Center

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GXO Logistics and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced an agreement Oct. 6 to open a new distribution center that will blend traditional staffing with automation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2021
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C.H. Robinson Releases Spot Market Navigation Tool

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C.H. Robinson launched a new tool to help businesses navigate spot market costs, the company announced Sept. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2021
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J.B. Hunt Celebrates 60 Years in Business

J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services marked its 60th anniversary last month during a virtual event that included a company founder.

September 10, 2021
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Echo Global Logistics to Go Private in $1.3 Billion Buyout

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Echo Global Logistics has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by global private equity firm The Jordan Co., the companies announced Sept. 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2021
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Deutsche Post to Buy Logistics Firm Hillebrand for $1.8 Billion

DHL

Deutsche Post AG has agreed to acquire German logistics company Hillebrand for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion).

August 17, 2021
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GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Chart Course After Merger

GlobalTranz-Worldwide Express merger image

The recent merger of GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express is still in the getting-to-know-you phase and steps are being discussed to become fully integrated, executives from both companies said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Spinoff GXO Officially Goes Public

GXO

XPO Logistics Inc.'s completion of its spinoff of GXO Logistics Inc. as a publicly traded pure-play contract logistics provider culminated with GXO officials ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Aug. 2.

Connor D. Wolf and Dan Ronan | Staff Reporters
August 2, 2021
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Universal Logistics Reports $422.8 Million Revenue for Q2

Universal Logistics Holdings truck

Universal Logistics Holdings saw revenue and earnings gains during the second quarter of 2021, the company reported July 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
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Werner Reports Q2 Record for Net Income

Werner

Werner Enterprises posted record results for net income, operating income and diluted earnings per share during the second quarter, the company announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021

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