Figure 8 Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. International Maritime Freight: 2008

Figure 8
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. International Maritime Freight: 2008

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(Thousands of TEUs)

Port Name Total Imports Exports
Port of Los Angeles 5,700 4,323 1,377
Port of Long Beach 4,961 3,686 1,275
Port of New York/New Jersey 3,893 2,640 1,253
Port of Savannah 2,017 1,078 939
Port of Norfolk 1,568 857 711
Port of Oakland 1,423 799 624
Port of Charleston 1,401 769 632
Port of Houston 1,394 620 774
Port of Seattle 1,277 786 491
Port of Tacoma 1,133 722 411
Port Everglades 686 312 374
Port of Miami 673 348 324
Port of Baltimore 430 254 176
Port of New Orleans 247 77 170
Port of San Juan 207 151 56
Port of Portland 197 105 93
Port of Philiadelphia 197 162 35
Port of Wilmington, DE 185 142 44
Port of Gulport 171 104 67
Port of West Palm Beach 164 47 117
Port of Boston 158 94 64
Port of Jacksonville 150 44 106
Port of Wilmington, NC 150 85 65
Port of Chester 103 52 51
Port of Mobile 63 35 29

KEY: TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU, and one 40-foot container equals two TEUs.

NOTE: The data in this figure include only loaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity and cover U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments. Therefore, the trade levels will be greater than those reported from U.S. international trade statistics, which exclude transshipments. The data also exclude 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 Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS), available at www.marad.dot.gov, as of March 30, 2009.