Highlights of Top 25 Freight Gateways by Shipment Value

Highlights of Top 25 Freight Gateways by Shipment Value

This section presents gateway-specific tables and brief highlights of key transportation data for U.S. international merchandise freight passing into and out of the United States.

For land gateways the report presents data on:

  • the value of imports and exports,
  • the weight of imports,
  • the mode of transportation,
  • top origin and destination states,
  • annual incoming truck and rail containers,
  • annual land trade value,
  • trend in annual incoming trucks, and
  • trend in monthly incoming trucks.

For air gateways the report presents data on:

  • the value and weight of imports and exports,
  • origin and destination country and city,
  • air cargo tonnage,
  • top carriers to and from the airports,
  • trend in annual air tonnage, and
  • trend in monthly air tonnage.

For water gateways the report presents data on:

  • the value and weight of imports and exports,
  • containerized cargo imports and exports,
  • origin and destination country and seaport,
  • port calls by vessel type and capacity,
  • trend in annual maritime tonnage, and
  • trend in monthly maritime tonnage.

The report presents the freight gateways according to their ranking by value of shipments in 2008, as listed in table 2. Additional information on more than 200 gateways that are key points of entry and exit for U.S. international trade is available on the BTS website at www.bts.gov.