Table 1
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade Handled at Leading U.S. Container Ports: 2008-2009 and Q1-Q2 2008-2010

Table 1
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade Handled at Leading U.S. Container Ports: 2008-2009 and Q1-Q2 2008-2010

(Thousands of metric tons)

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Rank in 2009 U.S. Customs port Annual comparison,
2008 and 2009
Quarterly comparison,
Q1-Q2 2008 to Q1-Q2 2010
2008 2009 Percent change 2008-2009 Q1-Q2
2008
Q1-Q2
2009
Q1-Q2
2010
Percent change 2008-2010 Percent change 2009-2010
1 Los Angeles, CA 41,134 37,262 -9.4 24,024 18,866 21,787 -9.3 15.5
2 New York/New Jersey 31,309 29,060 -7.2 15,636 12,949 15,236 -2.6 17.7
3 Long Beach, CA 33,041 27,344 -17.2 11,511 7,860 9,820 -14.7 24.9
4 Savannah, GA 17,895 16,619 -7.1 9,195 7,199 9,498 3.3 31.9
5 Houston, TX 13,128 12,423 -5.4 8,522 7,104 7,869 -7.7 10.8
6 Oakland, CA 11,961 12,391 3.6 5,647 5,059 5,721 1.3 13.1
7 Norfolk, VA 13,444 11,858 -11.8 5,996 4,783 5,451 -9.1 14.0
8 Seattle, WA 8,995 9,080 0.9 4,823 3,594 5,434 12.7 51.2
9 Charleston, SC 11,034 8,149 -26.1 5,683 3,676 4,514 -20.6 22.8
10 Tacoma, WA 9,373 7,424 -20.8 4,605 3,606 2,934 -36.3 -18.6
11 Miami, FL 5,146 4,969 -3.4 2,217 1,961 2,177 -1.8 11.0
12 Baltimore, MD 4,461 4,331 -2.9 2,336 1,892 2,288 -2.1 21.0
13 Port Everglades, FL 5,282 4,261 -19.3 1,814 1,592 1,708 -5.8 7.2
14 New Orleans, LA 2,668 2,795 4.7 2,016 1,750 2,154 6.8 23.1
15 San Juan, PR 2,045 2,007 -1.9 888 869 905 1.9 4.2
16 Philadelphia, PA 2,255 2,005 -11.1 1,094 997 910 -16.8 -8.7
17 Jacksonville, FL 1,202 1,589 32.3 537 585 752 40.1 28.6
18 Wilmington, NC 1,152 1,555 35.0 797 747 1,160 45.6 55.3
19 Portland, OR 1,823 1,518 -16.7 1,390 974 913 -34.3 -6.2
20 Wilmington, DE 1,563 1,346 -13.9 601 538 618 2.9 14.9
Total top 10 ports   191,315 171,610 -10.3 95,641 74,695 88,265 -7.7 18.2
Total top 20 ports   218,911 197,986 -9.6 109,330 86,600 101,850 -6.8 17.6
Total all U.S. ports1   228,041 206,129 -9.6 120,049 94,731 110,429 -8.0 16.6
Top 10, percent of total   83.9 83.3 NA 79.7 78.8 79.9 NA NA
Top 20, percent of total   96.0 96.0 NA 91.1 91.4 92.2 NA NA

NOTES: The data in this table include U.S. maritime imports and exports reported from U.S. international trade statistics. They exclude transshipments and military shipments. The port of New York/New Jersey covers U.S. Customs ports of New York, NY and Newark, NJ. NA = Not applicable.

1 Container ports in all U.S. coastal states and Puerto Rico.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from two sources. Annual: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, drawn from The Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm, as of Sept. 13, 2010. Quarterly: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, available at http://data.usatradeonline.gov, as of Sept. 20, 2010.