2021 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
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Mexico & Central America

Port Name City Type of Freight TEUs Volume 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, Tabasco container, 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, Guatemala container 479,876 
Port of Puerto CastillaPuerto Castilla, Hondurascontainer118,317 
Port of Puerto CortesPuerto Cortes, Hondurascontainer551,250 
Port of Puerto QuetzalPuerto Quetzal, Guatemala container519,571 
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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Map: Where They Are

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