Figure 1 Maritime Container Cargo Handled at Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2007 and 2008

Figure 1
Maritime Container Cargo Handled at Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2007 and 2008

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(Millions of TEUs)

  2007 2008
Los Angeles 5.74 5.67
Long Beach 4.99 4.61
New York/New Jersey 3.94 3.99
Savannah 2.04 2.12
Norfolk 1.57 1.59
Oakland 1.45 1.39
Houston 1.42 1.37
Charleston 1.41 1.33
Tacoma 1.15 1.13
Seattle 1.29 1.08

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from The Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS), reported by Georgia Ports Authority in U.S. Port Rankings report, available at http://www.gaports.com/SalesandMarketing/MarketingBusinessDevelopment/GPABytheNumbers/tabid/435/Default.aspx, as of January 2009.