Table 4 Top 25 U.S. Container Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2007

Table 4
Top 25 U.S. Container Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2007

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Ranked by container capacity Port/State All vessel types Containership Containerships 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 All vessel types ContainerShips
1 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 5,492 335,898 3,058 169,562 55.7 50.5 61,161 55,449
2 New York/New Jersey, NY/NJ 4,968 232,426 2,549 127,359 51.3 54.8 46,785 49,964
3 San Francisco, CA 3,945 212,966 2,046 115,246 51.9 54.1 53,984 56,328
4 Savannah, GA 2,615 121,811 1,807 93,739 69.1 77.0 46,582 51,875
5 Virginia Ports, VA 2,775 137,548 1,940 91,138 69.9 66.3 49,567 46,979
6 Charleston, SC 2,160 96,571 1,589 76,622 73.6 79.3 44,709 48,220
7 Seattle, WA 1,042 59,936 666 39,485 63.9 65.9 57,520 59,287
8 Houston, TX 6,195 267,045 818 34,090 13.2 12.8 43,106 41,675
9 Tacoma, WA 1,241 62,621 621 33,262 50.0 53.1 50,460 53,562
10 Miami, FL 927 31,184 563 26,078 60.7 83.6 33,640 46,320
11 Port Everglades, FL 1,472 51,636 739 25,602 50.2 49.6 35,079 34,645
12 Baltimore, MD 1,833 63,052 427 17,793 23.3 28.2 34,398 41,671
13 Philadelphia, PA 3,148 191,814 499 15,594 15.9 8.1 60,932 31,250
14 Honolulu, HI 648 20,798 412 12,892 63.6 62.0 32,096 31,292
15 New Orleans, LA 4,884 239,972 281 12,189 5.8 5.1 49,134 43,379
16 San Juan, PR 1,045 23,484 498 11,464 47.7 48.8 22,473 23,020
17 Columbia River Ports, OR 2,578 99,772 154 7,473 6.0 7.5 38,701 48,529
18 Boston, MA 544 23,591 161 7,337 29.6 31.1 43,365 45,571
19 Jacksonville, FL 1,470 42,957 265 7,243 18.0 16.9 29,222 27,331
20 Dutch Harbor, AK 153 6,635 146 6,415 95.4 96.7 43,363 43,936
21 Wilmington, NC 562 22,322 102 5,477 18.1 24.5 39,718 53,698
22 Mobile, AL 885 47,279 50 2,110 5.6 4.5 53,423 42,195
23 Kodiak, AK 95 2,024 95 2,024 100.0 100.0 21,310 21,310
24 Anchorage, AK 184 4,265 94 2,007 51.1 47.1 23,179 21,356
25 Tampa, FL 800 28,652 36 1,416 4.5 4.9 35,815 39,328
  Total top 5 ports 19,795 1,040,649 11,400 597,044 57.6 57.4 52,571 52,372
  Total top 10 ports 31,360 1,558,006 15,657 806,582 49.9 51.8 49,681 51,516
  Total top 25 ports 51,661 2,426,260 19,616 943,620 38.0 38.9 46,965 48,105
  Total all U.S. ports1 63,804 3,295,980 19,863 947,862 31.1 28.8 51,658 47,720
  Top 5, percent of U.S. total 31.0 31.6 57.4 63.0 -- -- -- --
  Top 10, percent of U.S. total 49.2 47.3 78.8 85.1 -- -- -- --
  Top 25, percent of U.S. total 81.0 73.6 98.8 99.6 -- -- -- --

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons.

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

1 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 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 Lloyd's Maritime Intelligence Unit, Vessel Movement Data File, and are available at www.marad.dot.gov, as of March 20, 2009.