Figure 2
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade Handled at Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2008 and 2009

Figure 2
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade Handled at Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2008 and 2009

(Millions of TEUs)

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  2008 2009
Los Angeles 5.61 5.01
Long Beach 4.55 3.75
New York/New Jersey 3.96 3.58
Savannah 2.11 1.91
Oakland 1.39 1.39
Norfolk 1.59 1.37
Houston 1.36 1.26
Seattle 1.08 1.07
Charleston 1.33 0.95
Tacoma 1.12 0.87

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

NOTE: Data are reported for U.S. Customs ports. The port of New York/New Jersey covers U.S. Customs ports of New York, NY and Newark, NJ.

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), as of Sept. 16, 2010.