Table 10
U.S. Maritime Port Activity and Landside Traffic Delay per Traveler in Surrounding Urban Area

Table 10
U.S. Maritime Port Activity and Landside Traffic Delay per Traveler in Surrounding Urban Area

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Ranked by port calls by all vessel types U.S. Customs port Port calls and capacity by all vessel types
(2009)
Overall maritime cargo tonnagedomestic and international (2008) Landside annual traffic delay per traveler in surrounding urban area
(2007)1
Calls Capacity (dwt, millions) Total short tons (millions) Rank by tonnage Hours of delay Rank
1 Houston, TX 6,153 277 212 2 56 4
2 New York/New Jersey, NY/NJ 4,430 221 153 3 44 14
3 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 4,312 285 60 11 70 1
4 New Orleans, LA 4,226 211 73 6 20 61
5 San Francisco Bay Area ports, CA2 3,275 191 1 127 55 5
6 Virginia ports, VA3 2,502 135 45 16 29 41
7 Savannah, GA 2,219 113 35 22 NA NA
8 Philadelphia, PA 2,171 132 32 24 38 29
9 Columbia River ports, OR4 1,925 80 27 29 37 34
10 Charleston, SC 1,865 86 21 39 38 29
11 Baltimore, MD 1,562 58 43 17 44 14
12 Jacksonville, FL 1,487 48 21 37 39 24
13 Port Arthur, TX 1,270 80 32 25 11 79
14 Tacoma, WA 1,149 55 27 28 43 19
15 Port Everglades, FL 1,055 34 22 36 NA NA
16 Texas City, TX 1,011 66 53 13 56 4
17 Corpus Christi, TX 972 65 77 5 9 85
18 San Juan, PR 927 21 11 49 NA NA
19 Seattle, WA 920 53 26 31 43 19
20 Mobile, AL 901 46 68 9 NA NA
21 Miami, FL 893 30 7 66 47 11
22 Tampa, FL 889 33 40 19 47 11
23 Freeport, TX 740 40 30 26 NA NA
24 Lake Charles, LA 662 48 54 12 NA NA
25 Honolulu, HI 596 21 14 43 26 47

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons. NA = Not available in the Texas Transportation Institute 2009 Annual Urban Mobility Study.

NOTES:

1
The most recent year for which data on landside annual traffic delay are available is 2007. These data cover metropolitan areas not just the port area. Annual delay per traveler equals extra travel time for peak-period travel during the year divided by the number of travelers who begin a trip during the peak period (6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.). These peak-period travel times are compared with times for free-flow speeds (60 mph on freeways and 35 mph on principal arterials).

2 San Francisco Bay Area ports: Oakland, Redwood City, Richmond, San Francisco, and Stockton.

3 Virginia ports: Norfolk, Richmond, Newport News, and Portsmouth.

4 Columbia-Snake River ports: Portland, Longview, Vancouver, and Kalama.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from three sources. Port calls data: Maritime Administration, Ports Calls Data, at www.marad.dot.gov, as of Sept. 30, 2010. Cargo weight data: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2008, Part 5-National Summaries 2008, at www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of Oct. 7, 2010. Traffic delay data: Texas Transportation Institute, 2009 Annual Urban Mobility Study, Table 1, available at mobility.tamu.edu/ums, as of Oct. 7, 2010.