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 Says GXO Spinoff Should Be Completed by Q3

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the University of Arkansas jointly endowed a $1 million scholarship fund June 2 to advance supply chain sustainability and inclusivity.

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XPO Logistics Announces SVP of Strategy for Spinoff GXO

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Highway

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Schneider Reports Q1 Net Income, Revenue Growth

Schneider

Schneider National saw revenue and earnings growth during the first quarter of 2021, the company reported April 29.

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C.H. Robinson Posts Big Q1 Gains in Profit, Revenue

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted large gains in profits and revenue during the first quarter, driven by higher pricing and increasing cargo volume across most of its service lines.

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Apple’s $430 Billion US Investment Includes XPO-Run Facility

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics will operate a $100 million “state-of-the-art” facility and distribution center in Clayton, Ind., for technology giant Apple, the company said April 26.

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Landstar Reports Record Earnings for Q1 2021

Landstar

Landstar System Inc. reported record profits for the first quarter of 2021.

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XPO’s Brad Jacobs Assesses Economy, Trucking in Shareholder Letter

XPO Logistics truck

XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs tells shareholders in a letter why he thinks the U.S. economy is primed for a big rebound.

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