Table 3-6 Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2001-2006
Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2001-2006
(thousands of TEUs)
|Port||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||Percent change, 2001-2006||Average annual growth rate, 2001-2006 (percent)|
|Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA||6,624||7,243||7,755||8,639||9,242||10,390||56.9||9.4|
|New York, NY||2,355||2,627||2,803||3,163||3,387||3,629||54.1||9.0|
|Port Everglades, FL||417||370||423||500||578||634||52.0||8.7|
|Total top 10 ports||16,152||17,634||18,955||21,299||23,366||24,852||53.9||9.0|
|Total all ports1||18,117||19,729||21,289||23,851||25,868||27,473||51.6||8.7|
|Top 10, percent of total||89.2||89.4||89.0||89.3||90.3||90.5|
NOTE: TEU = Twenty-foot equivalent unit.
1 The statistics include both government and nongovernment shipments by vessel into and out of U.S. foreign trade zones, the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The data in this table include only loaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity. It includes U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments, therefore the trade levels will be greater than those reported from U.S. international trade statistics, which excludes transshipments. The data also excludes military shipments.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Water Transportation Statistical Snapshot, available at www.marad.dot.gov as of May 2007.
- Ninety percent of U.S. maritime container volume is handled by 10 U.S. ports. Three of the ports are on the West Coast.
- Between 2001 and 2006, Savannah, GA container volumes grew the most at an annual growth rate of 14%.