Table 25 - U.S. Maritime Freight Gateways, Ranked by Value and Weight: 2003

Table 25 - U.S. Maritime Freight Gateways, Ranked by Value and Weight: 2003

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Value

(current $, billions)

Rank by value Seaport name U.S. maritime trade Exports Imports
1 Los Angeles, CA 122.1 16.9 105.2
2 New York and New Jersey 101.2 24.3 76.9
3 Long Beach, CA 95.9 17.2 78.7
4 Houston, TX 49.9 21.4 28.5
5 Charleston, SC 39.4 13.4 26.0
6 Norfolk Harbor, VA 29.5 11.0 18.5
7 Tacoma, WA 26.3 5.2 21.1
8 Baltimore, MD 26.0 5.7 20.3
9 Oakland, CA 25.1 7.8 17.4
10 Seattle, WA 23.1 5.7 17.4
11 Savannah, GA 21.3 7.4 13.9
12 New Orleans, LA 19.4 11.2 8.2
13 Miami, FL 16.6 6.8 9.8
14 Portland, OR 11.8 3.0 8.8
15 Jacksonville, FL 11.2 2.3 8.9
16 Everglades, FL 10.5 4.3 6.2
17 Philadelphia, PA 10.3 0.6 9.7
18 Morgan City, LA 10.1 0.2 9.9
19 Corpus Christie, TX 9.9 2.0 7.9
20 Beaumont, TX 9.6 1.0 8.7
Total, U.S. waterborne trade (all seaports) 811.1 206.2 604.9
Total, top 20 seaports 669.2 167.4 501.8
Top 20 seaports as share of U.S. maritime total (percent) 82.5 81.2 83.0

Weight

(short tons, millions)

Rank by weight Seaport name U.S. maritime trade Exports Imports
1 Houston, TX 126.1 36.2 89.9
2 South Louisiana, LA 80.3 49.5 30.8
3 New York and New Jersey 77.9 8.7 69.2
4 Beaumont, TX 68.7 5.4 63.3
5 Corpus Christi, TX 53.4 8.6 44.8
6 Long Beach, CA 51.3 14.2 37.2
7 New Orleans, LA 48.7 27.9 20.8
8 Texas City, TX 43.4 3.2 40.2
9 Los Angeles, CA 41.8 12.7 29.2
10 Lake Charles, LA 31.8 3.9 27.8
11 Freeport, TX 25.1 2.4 22.7
12 Mobile, AL 25.0 7.5 17.5
13 Norfolk Harbor, VA 24.2 15.0 9.1
14 Baltimore, MD 24.0 5.1 18.9
15 Baton Rouge, LA 23.1 4.4 18.6
16 Savannah, GA 21.3 8.2 13.1
17 Pascagoula, MS 20.8 3.3 17.5
18 Plaquemines, LA 18.9 10.4 8.5
19 Philadelphia, PA 18.5 0.2 18.3
20 Arthur, TX 18.4 4.2 14.3
Total U.S. waterborne trade (all seaports) 1,211.5 363.5 848.0
Total, top 20 seaports 842.7 231.2 611.6
Top 20 seaports as share of U.S. maritime total (percent) 69.6 63.6 72.1

NOTE: Data do not include intransit (i.e., shipments transiting U.S. ports from one foreign country to another but not counted as part of U.S. official merchandise trade).

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on: Value- U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, August 2004; Weight-special tabulations from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of United States data, November 2004.