Top 125 U.S. Freight Gateways Handling International Merchandise Valued at Nearly $1.6 billion: 2008

Top 125 U.S. Freight Gateways Handling International Merchandise Valued at Nearly $1.6 billion: 2008

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Ranked by value Gateway name Mode Total Exports Imports
1 Los Angeles, CA Water 243,910 34,823 209,086
2 Port of New York/New Jersey, NY/NJ Water 185,385 50,568 134,817
3 John F. Kennedy, NY Air 167,966 85,516 82,450
4 Houston, TX Water 147,695 68,821 78,873
5 Detroit, MI Land 120,168 66,454 53,714
6 Laredo, TX Land 115,759 53,929 61,830
7 Chicago, IL Air 97,180 35,822 61,358
8 Long Beach, CA Water 91,537 31,599 59,938
9 Port Huron, MI Land 81,223 35,215 46,008
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 80,838 40,330 40,508
11 Los Angeles, CA Air 78,292 41,323 36,970
12 Charleston, SC Water 62,332 22,281 40,051
13 Savannah, GA Water 58,987 22,838 36,150
14 Norfolk, VA Water 53,950 23,927 30,023
15 San Francisco, CA Air 52,758 26,598 26,161
16 New Orleans, LA Water 49,765 25,348 24,417
17 New Orleans Customs District, LA Air 49,585 22,252 27,333
18 El Paso, TX Land 48,174 20,156 28,018
19 Baltimore, MD Water 45,312 16,126 29,187
20 Philadelphia, PA Water 43,176 5,039 38,137
21 Anchorage, AK Air 41,443 10,194 31,249
22 Miami, FL Air 40,036 29,208 10,828
23 Seattle, WA Water 39,989 9,940 30,049
24 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 39,488 16,403 23,085
25 Oakland, CA Water 38,698 12,400 26,299
26 Morgan City, LA Water 38,503 217 38,287
27 Tacoma, WA Water 35,322 8,230 27,092
28 Atlanta, GA Air 32,335 12,331 20,004
29 Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 31,801 10,572 21,229
30 Cleveland, OH Air 30,812 17,571 13,242
31 Corpus Christi, TX Water 29,685 4,965 24,721
32 Gramercy, LA Water 24,261 8,778 15,482
33 Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 23,585 9,421 14,164
34 Jacksonville, FL Water 22,970 11,164 11,805
35 Texas City, TX Water 22,726 3,264 19,462
36 Port Everglades, FL Water 22,572 12,001 10,570
37 Miami, FL Water 22,183 11,084 11,100
38 Hidalgo, TX Land 22,149 9,853 12,296
39 Beaumont, TX Water 21,338 2,847 18,490
40 San Juan, PR Air 21,276 12,349 8,927
41 Pembina, ND Land 19,853 11,247 8,606
42 Nogales, AZ Land 19,115 6,908 12,207
43 Christiansted, VI Water 19,108 2,589 16,519
44 Blaine, WA Land 18,433 11,049 7,384
45 Washington, DC Air 17,475 5,604 11,872
46 Port Arthur, TX Water 17,352 2,445 14,908
47 Portland, OR Water 16,805 5,136 11,669
48 Portal, ND Land 16,515 9,638 6,877
49 Sweetgrass, MT Land 15,827 7,858 7,970
50 Freeport, TX Water 15,785 1,989 13,796
51 Philadelphia, PA Air 15,349 5,342 10,007
52 Lake Charles, LA Water 15,201 2,439 12,761
53 Boston Logan, MA Air 14,787 8,738 6,049
54 Newark, NJ Air 14,621 4,521 10,101
55 Houston, TX Air 13,545 8,283 5,261
56 Seattle-Tacoma, WA Air 13,489 8,925 4,564
57 Baton Rouge, LA Water 13,231 3,061 10,171
58 Eagle Pass, TX Land 12,830 5,037 7,793
59 Brownsville, TX Land 12,605 7,911 4,694
60 Alexandria Bay, NY Land 12,387 5,286 7,101
61 Pascagoula, MS Water 12,223 2,368 9,854
62 Mobile, AL Water 12,208 3,388 8,820
63 Boston, MA Water 11,630 1,874 9,756
64 Chester, PA Water 11,566 2,065 9,500
65 Richmond, CA Water 11,475 1,227 10,248
66 Calexico-East, CA Land 11,288 4,888 6,399
67 International Falls/Rainer, MN Land 10,691 2,791 7,899
68 Wilmington, DE Water 9,371 3,089 6,281
69 Eastport, ID Land 9,363 2,192 7,171
70 El Segundo, CA Water 8,145 55 8,090
71 San Juan, PR Water 7,796 2,436 5,361
72 Great Falls, MT Land 7,258 9 7,249
73 Philadelphia, PA Air 7,216 2,755 4,461
74 Tampa, FL Water 7,197 4,575 2,622
75 San Diego, CA Water 7,183 71 7,112
76 Brunswick, GA Water 6,940 1,590 5,349
77 Salt Lake City, UT Air 6,851 6,645 206
78 San Francisco, CA Water 6,446 1,771 4,676
79 Galveston, TX Water 6,059 2,022 4,037
80 Highgate Springs/Alburg, VT Land 5,973 2,195 3,778
81 Honolulu, HI Water 5,939 376 5,563
82 Port Hueneme, CA Water 5,911 401 5,510
83 Nashville, TN Air 5,433 559 4,874
84 Providence, RI Water 5,403 255 5,148
85 Wilmington, NC Water 4,835 1,451 3,384
86 Cincinnati-Lawrenceburg, OH Air 4,625 2,501 2,124
87 Denver, CO Land 4,493 8 4,485
88 Ogdensburg, NY Land 4,454 250 4,204
89 Kalama, WA Water 4,446 3,987 459
90 Perth Amboy, NJ Water 4,319 522 3,797
91 Detroit, MI Water 4,313 3,306 1,008
92 Newport News, VA Water 4,200 757 3,443
93 Vancouver, WA Water 3,797 2,445 1,352
94 Calais, ME Land 3,623 909 2,714
95 Panama City, FL Water 3,435 617 2,819
96 Bellingham, WA Water 3,419 184 3,235
97 Anacortes, WA Land 3,249 2 3,247
98 Louisville, KY Air 3,121 862 2,258
99 Sault Ste Marie, MI Land 3,038 962 2,076
100 Memphis, TN Land 3,037 1 3,036
101 Detroit, MI Air 2,969 1,185 1,784
102 Anchorage, AK Water 2,895 2,261 634
103 Del Rio, TX Land 2,821 1,353 1,468
104 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Air 2,796 1,662 1,133
105 Guayanilla, PR Water 2,786 160 2,626
106 Honolulu, HI Air 2,752 975 1,778
107 Huntsville, AL Air 2,747 1,435 1,312
108 Gulfport, MS Water 2,681 1,095 1,586
109 Sumas, WA Land 2,672 1,174 1,498
110 Houlton, ME Land 2,576 878 1,698
111 Toledo, OH Land 2,514 11 2,503
112 Derby Line, VT Land 2,490 494 1,995
113 Portland, WA Air 2,455 1,814 641
114 Richmond-Petersburg, VA Water 2,124 939 1,184
115 Burlington, VT Land 2,092 2 2,090
116 New Haven, CT Water 2,076 356 1,720
117 Portland, ME Water 2,075 49 2,026
118 West Palm Beach, FL Water 1,881 1,180 701
119 Port Townsend, WA Land 1,881 3 1,878
120 Martinez, CA Water 1,772 438 1,334
121 Aguadilla, PR Air 1,766 1,694 72
122 Port Huron, MI Water 1,694 1,562 132
123 Chicago, IL Water 1,601 427 1,174
124 Carquinez Strait, CA Water 1,595 20 1,576
125 Humacao, PR Water 1,593 220 1,372
Top 125 above for air, land, and water gateways 3,108,750 1,155,510 1,953,240
TOTAL U.S. overall-all modes 3,400,661 1,300,532 2,100,129
Top 125 as share of all U.S. gateways (percent) 91.4 88.8 93.0

NOTES: All data-Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits a U.S. Customs port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Low-value shipments (imports less than $1,250 and exports less than $2,500) and intransit shipments are not included in trade data.

Air-Data for all airports are based on U.S. port classifications and include a low level (generally less than 2 percent to 3 percent of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name include major airports in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. Because of U.S. Census Bureau nondisclosure regulations, data for some of the air gateways include courier operations. For example, data for New Orleans International Airport include FedEx air cargo activity in Memphis, TN.

SOURCES: Air and water-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, April 2009. Land-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, as of April 2009.