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.
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Mexico & Central America

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume of Freight Tonnage
Port of AcajutlaAcajutla, El Salvadorcontainer228,334 
Port of AltamiraAltamira, Mexicocontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk776,999 
Port of CalderaCaldera, Costa RicaNA296,243 
Port of Colón, Cristobal and ManzanilloColón, Panamacontainer, passenger4,454,902 
Port of CorintoCorinto, Nicaraguacontainer, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passenger166,612 
Port of Dos BocasDos Bocas, Tabascocontainer, liquid bulk 32,407,462
Port of EnsenadaEnsenada, Baja CaliforniaNA384,871 
Port of Lázaro CárdenasLázaro Cárdenas, Michoacáncontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk1,063,675 
Port of Limón-MoínLimón-Moín, Costa Ricacontainer, passenger1,213,431 
Port of ProgresoProgreso, YucatánNA147,514 
Port of Puerto BarriosPuerto Barrios, Guatemalacontainer479,876 
Port of Puerto CastillaPuerto Castilla, Hondurascontainer118,317 
Port of Puerto CortesPuerto Cortes, Hondurascontainer551,250 
Port of Puerto QuetzalPuerto Quetzal, Guatemalacontainer519,571 
Port of Santo Tomás de CastillaSanto Tomás de Castilla, Guatemalacontainer537,316 
Port of VeracruzVeracruz, VeracruzNA1,005,936 
PSA and BalboaPanama Int'l Terminals, Panamacontainer3,161,658
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