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4-11 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2010

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Rank Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
1 South Louisiana, LA 236.3
2 Houston, TX 227.1
3 New York, NY and NJ 139.2
4 Beaumont, TX 77.0
5 Long Beach, CA 75.4
6 Corpus Christi, TX 73.7
7 New Orleans, LA 72.4
8 Los Angeles, CA 62.4
9 Huntington, KY, OH, WV 61.5
10 Texas City, TX 56.6
11 Plaquemines, LA 55.8
12 Mobile, AL 55.7
13 Baton Rouge, LA 55.5
14 Lake Charles, LA 54.6
15 Norfolk Harbor, VA 41.6
16 Baltimore, MD 39.6
17 Pascagoula, MS 37.3
18 Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 36.6
19 Savannah, GA 34.7
20 Tampa, FL 34.2
  Total, top 20 1,527
  Total, all ports 2,334

Rank Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
1 Los Angeles, CA 5,479
2 Long Beach, CA 4,737
3 New York, NY and NJ 4,216
4 Savannah, GA 2,148
5 Oakland, CA 1,674
6 Norfolk Harbor, VA 1,602
7 Seattle, WA 1,473
8 Houston, TX 1,342
9 Charleston, SC 1,086
10 Tacoma, WA 1,061
11 Miami, FL 825
12 Port Everglades, FL 749
13 Baltimore, MD 725
14 New Orleans, LA 679
15 Jacksonville, FL 579
16 San Juan, PR 495
17 Wilmington, NC 275
18 Gulfport, MS 268
19 Philadelphia, PA 200
20 Wilmington, DE 177
  Total, top 20 29,790
  Total, all ports 31,507


Notes: Includes exports, imports, and domestic shipments. See table 4-10 for top 20 freight gateways by value of shipments. TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU.

Sources: Short tons: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Part 5, National Summaries, tables 1-1 and 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm accessed August 2012 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-57, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed August 2012. TEUs: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Waterborne Container Traffic by Port/Waterway, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm accessed August 2012.