Figure 12
Coastal Port Region's Market Share of U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized TEUs: 1980-2009

Figure 12
Coastal Port Region's Market Share of U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized TEUs: 1980-2009

(Thousands of TEUs)

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  West/Pacific Coast East/Atlantic Coast Gulf Coast Total West/Pacific Coast (%) East/Atlantic Coast (%) Gulf Coast (%)
1980 3,512 4,348 580 8,440 41.6 51.5 6.9
1981 2,596 4,486 565 7,646 34.0 58.7 7.4
1982 3,436 4,299 693 8,428 40.8 51.0 8.2
1983 3,046 4,651 670 8,367 36.4 55.6 8.0
1984 5,385 5,555 831 11,771 45.8 47.2 7.1
1985 5,399 5,513 812 11,724 46.1 47.0 6.9
1986 5,998 5,806 928 12,732 47.1 45.6 7.3
1987 6,569 5,776 911 13,256 49.6 43.6 6.9
1988 6,994 6,251 895 14,140 49.5 44.2 6.3
1989 7,824 6,432 814 15,070 51.9 42.7 5.4
1990 8,185 6,564 822 15,572 52.6 42.2 5.3
1991 8,377 7,002 938 16,316 51.3 42.9 5.8
1992 8,961 7,212 1,142 17,315 51.8 41.7 6.6
1993 9,254 8,254 1,191 18,699 49.5 44.1 6.4
1994 10,459 8,807 1,222 20,488 51.1 43.0 6.0
1995 11,422 9,729 1,186 22,337 51.1 43.6 5.3
1996 11,203 10,046 1,362 22,611 49.6 44.4 6.0
1997 12,087 10,946 1,492 24,524 49.3 44.6 6.1
1998 13,209 11,487 1,470 26,166 50.5 43.9 5.6
1999 14,085 12,304 1,619 28,007 50.3 43.9 5.8
2000 15,666 13,042 1,688 30,396 51.5 42.9 5.6
2001 15,951 13,009 1,703 30,664 52.0 42.4 5.6
2002 17,363 13,621 1,718 32,703 53.1 41.7 5.3
2003 19,394 14,402 1,838 35,634 54.4 40.4 5.2
2004 21,180 15,406 2,069 38,655 54.8 39.9 5.4
2005 23,011 16,783 2,174 41,968 54.8 40.0 5.2
2006 24,683 17,491 2,239 44,413 55.6 39.4 5.0
2007 24,534 17,943 2,532 45,008 54.5 39.9 5.6
2008 22,598 17,685 2,546 42,829 52.8 41.3 5.9
2009 19,113 15,566 2,543 37,223 51.4 41.8 6.8

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

NOTES: Totals are for all container ports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The data in this figure include both loaded and unloaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity and cover U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the American Association of Port Authorities, available at www.aapa.org, as of Sept. 18, 2010.