Table 1-19 Top 25 U.S. Ports by Cargo Vessel Type and Calls, 2000a (Capacity in thousands of deadweight tons)

Table 1-19
Top 25 U.S. Ports by Cargo Vessel Type and Calls, 2000a (Capacity in thousands of deadweight tons)

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   Tankerb Dry bulk Container Other Total
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Los Angeles/Long Beach 911 66,045 783 37,568 2,955 124,281 677 15,057 5,326 242,951
Houston 2,988 134,809 748 28,342 614 19,799 779 24,881 5,129 207,831
New Orleans 1,371 81,956 2,676 119,270 388 10,853 655 21,957 5,090 234,036
New York 1,271 65,965 301 10,099 2,172 87,463 861 23,104 4,605 186,631
San Franciscoc 787 50,653 626 22,619 1,936 82,958 226 6,841 3,575 163,071
Philadelphia 954 82,170 492 17,662 468 11,315 825 18,057 2,739 129,204
Hampton Roadsd 155 7,602 436 26,602 1,557 61,943 348 14,271 2,496 110,417
Charleston 149 6,052 139 4,872 1,547 62,463 332 8,313 2,167 81,699
Columbia Rivere 277 13,894 1,279 46,457 262 10,025 345 7,061 2,163 77,436
Savannah 253 8,561 330 10,407 739 31,506 447 12,154 1,769 62,629
Baltimore 151 4,938 426 20,517 409 14,669 650 15,352 1,636 55,476
Corpus Christi 974 64,596 230 9,574 2 83 142 10,036 1,348 84,289
San Juan (PRI) 80 3,784 101 3,098 610 11,490 553 9,077 1,344 27,449
Jacksonville 204 8,848 190 6,946 305 7,989 592 11,749 1,291 35,532
Beaumont 1,053 76,914 99 4,483 - - 67 4,704 1,219 86,101
Miami 11 472 65 2,519 766 25,522 370 6,041 1,212 34,553
Texas City 1,105 64,471 64 3,223 2 63 26 2,578 1,197 70,335
Tacoma 68 3,190 218 10,163 568 27,950 342 5,866 1,196 47,169
Seattle 49 2,786 229 10,253 794 31,182 78 1,348 1,150 45,569
Port Everglades 345 15,119 123 4,734 211 5,890 135 2,091 814 27,834
Tampa 228 6,379 367 13,750 6 127 178 3,372 779 23,628
Mobile 140 8,702 408 22,706 5 88 204 8,364 757 39,860
Lake Charles 518 37,749 115 5,203 3 62 79 1,921 715 44,935
Honolulu 141 10,677 84 4,802 339 8,987 112 2,434 676 26,900
Freeport (Texas) 516 30,660 18 646 46 766 61 3,664 641 35,737
Total top ports 14,699 856,992 10,547 446,515 16,704 637,472 9,084 240,293 51,034 2,181,273
Percent of total ports 76.6 67.4 83.4 86 96 96.9 84.7 85.5 85.1 79.9
Total all ports 19,183 1,271,983 12,649 519,297 17,401 657,619 10,722 280,942 59,955 2,729,841

aOceangoing self-propelled vessels 1,000 gross tons and above.

bIncludes chemical and gas.

cIncludes other Bay area ports.

dIncludes all Hampton Roads area ports (Norfolk, Newport News, etc.)

eIncludes all Columbia River ports (Vancouver, Portland, Astoria, etc.)

SOURCE: Lloyd's Maritime Information Services, Vessel Movements, computer file London, January 2001.

  • The top 10 U.S. ports accounted for 58 percent of vessel calls at U.S. ports in 2000.
  • Major ports on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts serve primarily container trades, while major Gulf coast ports serve primarily tanker and dry bulk trades.