Table 3 Top 25 U.S. Port of Calls and Capacity by Vessel Type: 2005

Table 3
Top 25 U.S. Port of Calls and Capacity by Vessel Type: 2005

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2005
Ranked by container capacity
Port/State All vessel types Container ship Container ships as percent of port's total vessels Average vessel size per call (DWT)
Calls
(total vessels)
Capacity
(dwt, thousands)
Calls (total vessels) Capacity
(dwt, thousands)
Calls Capacity Total - all vessel types Container ships
1 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 5,178 289,015 2,812 150,299 54.3 52.0 55,816 53,449
2 New York and New Jersey 4,902 221,033 2,370 108,547 48.3 49.1 45,090 45,800
3 San Francisco, CA 3,871 202,746 1,930 101,208 49.9 49.9 52,376 52,439
4 Virginia Ports, VA 2,547 119,456 1,731 77,241 68.0 64.7 46,901 44,622
5 Savannah, GA 2,333 101,036 1,386 67,581 59.4 66.9 43,307 48,760
6 Charleston, SC 2,046 87,739 1,464 67,307 71.6 76.7 42,883 45,975
7 Seattle, WA 1,186 64,054 808 44,315 68.1 69.2 54,008 54,845
8 Miami, FL 1,299 45,829 907 39,985 69.8 87.2 35,280 44,085
9 Houston, TX 5,891 250,824 874 30,285 14.8 12.1 42,577 34,651
10 Tacoma, WA 1,270 56,751 618 28,224 48.7 49.7 44,686 45,670
11 Baltimore, MD 1,825 61,557 376 14,858 20.6 24.1 33,730 39,516
12 Port Everglades, FL 1,182 41,893 460 14,653 38.9 35.0 35,443 31,855
13 Philadelphia, PA 2,998 177,614 390 12,391 13.0 7.0 59,244 31,772
14 New Orleans, LA 3,749 177,678 310 11,208 8.3 6.3 47,394 36,156
15 Honolulu, HI 586 16,199 362 10,331 61.8 63.8 27,643 28,539
16 San Juan, PR 1,086 23,494 485 10,071 44.7 42.9 21,634 20,766
17 Jacksonville, FL 1,237 37,179 244 6,971 19.7 18.8 30,056 28,571
18 Boston, MA 332 14,912 149 6,548 44.9 43.9 44,916 43,948
19 Dutch Habor, AK 157 6,582 152 6,485 96.8 98.5 41,924 42,663
20 Columbia River, OR 2,189 84,709 85 4,306 3.9 5.1 38,698 50,659
21 Wilmington, DE 600 21,889 96 4,271 16.0 19.5 36,481 44,494
22 Anchorage, AK 244 6,111 121 2,615 49.6 42.8 25,044 21,613
23 Kodiak, AK 97 2,067 97 2,067 100.0 100.0 21,309 21,309
24 Freeport, TX 760 43,824 87 1,270 11.4 2.9 57,663 14,598
25 San Diego, CA 319 6,838 52 849 16.3 12.4 21,437 16,323
  Total top 5 ports 18,831 933,286 10,229 504,876 54.3 54.1 49,561 49,357
  Total top 10 ports 30,523 1,438,483 14,900 714,993 48.8 49.7 47,128 47,986
  Total top 25 ports 47,884 2,161,029 18,366 823,888 38.4 38.1 45,131 44,859
  Total all U.S. ports1 61,047 3,057,391 18,542 826,795 30.4 27.0 50,083 44,590
  Top 5, percent of U.S. total 30.8 30.5 55.2 61.1        
  Top 10, percent of U.S. total 50.0 47.0 80.4 86.5        
  Top 25, percent of U.S. total 78.4 70.7 99.1 99.6        

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons.

NOTE: Data include oceangoing vessels 1,000 gross tons and above. Capacity = DWT multiplied by calls.
San Francisco includes Oakland, San Francisco, and other ports. Virginia Ports includes all Hampton Roads area ports (Norfolk, Newport News, etc.). Los Angeles and Long Beach are counted as one port in this table.

1Total includes ports for all container ports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The data in this table include only loaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity. It includes U.S. imports, exports, plus transshipments, therefore the trade levels will be greater than those reported from U.S. international trade statistics, which excludes transshipments. The data also excludes military shipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration which are drawn from the Lloyd's Maritime Intelligence Unit, Vessel Movement Data File and are available at www.marad.dot.gov, as of November 2006.