|Ranked by port calls by all vessel types||U.S. Customs port||Port calls and capacity by all vessel
|Overall maritime cargo tonnagedomestic and international (2008)||Landside annual traffic delay per traveler in surrounding
|Calls||Capacity (dwt, millions)||Total short tons (millions)||Rank by tonnage||Hours of delay||Rank|
|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|
|9||Columbia River ports, OR4||1,925||80||27||29||37||34|
|13||Port Arthur, TX||1,270||80||32||25||11||79|
|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|
|24||Lake Charles, LA||662||48||54||12||NA||NA|
KEY: dwt = deadweight tons. NA = Not available in the Texas Transportation Institute 2009 Annual Urban Mobility Study.
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.