Figure 9
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade: 2009

Figure 9
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade: 2009

(Thousands of loaded TEUs)

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Port Name Total Imports Exports
Port of Los Angeles 5,011 3,493 1,519
Port of Long Beach 3,748 2,503 1,245
Port of New York/New Jersey 3,577 2,335 1,242
Port of Savannah 1,907 908 999
Port of Oakland 1,392 639 753
Port of Norfolk 1,372 675 697
Port of Houston 1,255 481 773
Port of Seattle 1,068 618 451
Port of Charleston 951 495 456
Port of Tacoma 870 455 415
Port of Miami 624 286 338
Port Everglades 535 219 316
Port of Baltimore 404 227 177
Port of New Orleans 228 74 154
Port of San Juan 218 152 65
Port of Jacksonville 198 79 119
Port of Wilmington, NC 185 97 88
Port of Philiadelphia 178 143 36
Port of Wilmington, DE 164 129 35
Port of Gulport 157 100 57
Port of Portland 155 69 86
Port of Boston 148 84 64
Port of West Palm Beach 137 40 97
Port of Mobile 86 35 52
Port of Chester 63 34 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 Sept. 18, 2010.