Table 1-47: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa

Table 1-47: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa

(Millions)

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  2000 1990 1990-2000
% change
Rank Total tons Rank Total tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 217.8 1 194.2 12.1
Houston, TX 2 191.4 3 126.2 51.7
New York, NY and NJ 3 138.7 2 140.0  -1.0
New Orleans, LA 4 90.8 6 62.7 44.7
Corpus Christi, TX 5 83.1 7 62.0 34.0
Beaumont, TX 6 82.7 23 26.7 209.2
Huntington, WV 7 76.9 34 17.3 344.1
Long Beach, CA 8 70.1 10 52.4 33.8
Baton Rouge, LA 9 65.6 5 78.1 -16.0
Texas City, TX 10 61.6 12 48.1 28.1
Plaquemine, LA 11 59.9 8 56.6 5.9
Lake Charles, LA 12 55.5 16 40.9 35.8
Mobile, AL 13 54.2 15 41.1 31.7
Pittsburgh, PA 14 53.9 19 35.5 51.9
Los Angeles, CA 15 48.2 13 46.4 4.0
Valdez, AK 16 48.1 4 96.0 -49.9
Tampa, FL 17 46.5 11 51.6  -9.9
Philadelphia, PA 18 43.9 14 41.8 4.8
Norfolk Harbor, VA 19 42.4 9 53.7 -21.1
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 20 41.7 17 40.8 2.2
Baltimore, MD 21 40.8 18 39.5 3.3
Portland, OR 22 34.3 21 27.5 25.0
St. Louis, MO and IL 23 33.3 22 27.1 23.0
Freeport, TX 24 31.0 40 14.5 113.8
Portland, ME 25 29.3 51 10.8 172.3
Pascagoula, MS 26 28.7 24 26.5 8.4
Paulsboro, NJ 27 26.9 27 23.3 15.2
Seattle, WA 28 24.2 30 21.6 12.0
Chicago, IL 29 23.9 28 22.5 6.2
Marcus Hook, PA 30 22.6 25 25.9 -12.7
Port Everglades, FL 31 22.5 42 14.1 59.1
Tacoma, WA 32 22.3 31 21.4 4.0
Port Arthur, TX 33 21.4 20 30.7 -30.3
Charleston, SC 34 21.1 54 9.7 117.3
Boston, MA 35 20.8 29 21.9  -5.3
Jacksonville, FL 36 19.7 36 15.1 30.3
Savannah, GA 37 19.7 44 13.6 45.0
Richmond, CA 38 19.5 32 21.2  -8.0
Memphis, TN 39 18.3 47 12.4 47.8
Anacortes, WA 40 18.0 35 15.4 17.1
Detroit, MI 41 17.3 33 17.7  -2.5
Indiana Harbor, IN 42 16.2 37 14.7 10.3
Honolulu, HI 43 15.8 50 11.3 39.3
Cleveland, OH 44 14.4 41 14.4 0.2
Cincinnati, OH 45 14.3 46 12.6 13.6
Lorain, OH 46 14.2 43 14.0 1.5
San Juan, PR 47 13.9 39 14.5  -4.4
Newport News, VA 48 13.8 26 24.9 -44.6
Toledo, OH 49 13.3 38 14.7  -9.2
Two Harbors, MN 50 13.1 48 12.3 6.2
Total top 50   2,217.3   1,877.9 18.1
All ports   2,461.6   2,163.9 13.8

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTE: In 1990, Grays Harbor, Washington, ranked 45th (12.8).

SOURCES:

1990: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1990, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 1993), table 5-2.

2000: Ibid., Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2000, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 2002), tables 1-1 and 5-2.