Table 7 U.S. Maritime Port Activity and Landside Traffic Delay per Traveler in Surrounding Urban Area: 2007

Table 7
U.S. Maritime Port Activity and Landside Traffic Delay per Traveler in Surrounding Urban Area: 2007

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Ranked by port calls by all vessel types Port Port calls and capacity by all vessel types Overall maritime cargo tonnage (domestic and international) Landside annual traffic delay per traveler in surrounding urban area (2005)1
Calls Capacity (dwt, millions) Total short tons (millions) Rank by tonnage Hours of delay Rank
1 Houston, TX 6,195 267 216 2 56 7
2 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 5,492 336 151 4 72 1
3 New York, NY 4,968 232 157 3 46 16
4 New Orleans, LA 4,884 240 76 9 18 63
5 San Francisco Bay Area ports, CA2 3,945 213 48 17 60 2
6 Philadelphia/Delaware River ports, PA3 3,148 192 111 5 38 33
7 Virginia ports, VA4 2,775 138 56 15 30 42
8 Savannah, GA 2,615 122 36 23 NA NA
9 Columbia River ports, OR5 2,578 100 56 14 38 33
10 Charleston, SC 2,160 97 23 33 31 40
11 Baltimore,MD 1,833 63 41 20 44 22
12 Port Everglades, FL 1,472 52 24 32 NA NA
13 Jacksonville, FL 1,470 43 21 35 39 29
14 Port Arthur, TX 1,418 95 29 27 11 77
15 Tacoma, WA 1,241 63 27 29 45 19
16 Texas City, TX 1,200 70 57 13 56 7
17 Corpus Christi, TX 1,080 72 81 7 10 80
18 San Juan, PR 1,045 23 12 45 NA NA
19 Seattle, WA 1,042 60 28 28 45 19
20 Miami, FL 927 31 7 56 50 11
21 Mobile, AL 885 47 64 10 NA NA
22 Freeport, TX 806 40 30 26 NA NA
23 Tampa, FL 800 29 47 18 NA NA
24 Lake Charles, LA 796 56 64 11 NA NA
25 Honolulu, HI 648 21 18 37 24 51

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons. NA = Not available in the Texas Transportation Institute 2007 Annual Urban Mobility Study.

NOTES:
1 The most recent year for which data on landside annual traffic delay are available is 2005. Annual delay per traveler equals extra travel time for peak-period travel during the year divided by the number of travelers who begin a trip during the peak period (6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.). These peak-period travel times are compared wih times for free-flow speeds (60 mph on freeways and 35 mph on principal arterials).
2 San Francisco Bay Area ports: Oakland, Redwood City, Richmond, San Francisco, and Stockton.
3 Philadelphia/Delaware River ports: Philadelphia, Paulsboro, Marcus Hook, Camden-Gloucester, Chester, and Wilmington.
4 Virginia ports: Norfolk, Richmond, and Newport News.
5 Columbia River ports: Portland, Longview, Vancouver, and Kalama.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from three sources. Port calls data: Maritime Administration, Ports Calls Data, at www.marad.dot.gov, as of March 31, 2009. Cargo weight data: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, at www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of March 31, 2009. Traffic delay data: Texas Transportation Institute, 2007 Annual Urban Mobility Study, Table 1, available at mobility.tamu.edu/ums, as of March 30, 2009.