Figure 10
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade, Exports Minus Imports: 2009

Figure 10
Top 25 Container Ports for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade, Exports Minus Imports: 2009

Balance (Thousands of TEUs)

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  Total Exports Imports Balance (exports minus imports)
Houston, TX 1,255 773 481 292
Oakland, CA 1,392 753 639 114
Port Everglades, FL 535 316 219 96
Savannah, GA 1,907 999 908 92
New Orleans, LA 228 154 74 79
West Palm Beach, FL 137 97 40 57
Miami, FL 624 338 286 52
Jacksonville, FL 198 119 79 39
Norfolk, VA 1,372 697 675 21
Mobile, AL 86 52 35 17
Portland, OR 155 86 69 17
Chester, PA 63 29 34 -5
Wilmington, NC 185 88 97 -9
Boston, MA 148 64 84 -20
Charleston, SC 951 456 495 -39
Tacoma, WA 870 415 455 -40
Gulfport, MS 157 57 100 -44
Baltimore, MD 404 177 227 -49
San Juan, PR 218 65 152 -87
Wilmington, DE 164 35 129 -94
Philadelphia, PA 178 36 143 -107
Seattle, WA 1,068 451 618 -167
New York/New Jersey, NY/NJ 3,577 1,242 2,335 -1,093
Long Beach, CA 3,748 1,245 2,503 -1,257
Los Angeles, CA 5,011 1,519 3,493 -1,974

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.