Table 1-46: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments (Current $ billions)

Table 1-46: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments (Current $ billions)

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Gateway Type 2000 2001
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 56.0 75.5 131.6 1 50.1 66.5 116.6
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 2 16.7 85.1 101.8 2 17.4 86.8 104.2
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 3 16.9 81.3 98.2 3 16.7 78.0 94.7
Port of Detroit, MI Land 4 49.5 44.9 94.4 4 49.2 42.8 92.0
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 7 19.7 61.2 80.9 5 22.7 63.2 85.9
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 39.2 44.4 83.7 6 34.7 44.9 79.6
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 8 41.7 35.6 77.3 7 34.0 29.9 63.9
San Francisco Airport, CA Air 5 41.8 46.9 88.7 8 32.3 29.6 62.0
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 9 36.2 33.9 70.1 9 29.4 31.1 60.5
Port of Huron, MI Land 10 18.8 40.9 59.7 10 17.3 38.4 55.6
Chicago, IL Air 11 20.4 25.4 45.7 11 19.9 25.0 44.9
Port of Houston, TX Water 12 18.7 24.6 43.4 12 19.5 25.0 44.5
Port of El Paso, TX Land 13 17.5 21.9 39.4 13 15.9 22.0 37.9
Port of Charleston, SC Water 16 11.3 20.2 31.5 14 12.5 20.9 33.4
Port of Seattle, WA Water 14 5.4 26.9 32.3 15 5.3 23.3 28.6
New Orleans, LA Air 15 16.2 15.9 32.0 16 13.8 13.5 27.4
Port of Oakland, CA Water 18 9.6 15.5 25.1 17 7.7 17.2 25.0
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 17 11.1 14.1 25.2 18 11.3 13.6 24.9
Miami International Airport, FL Air 20 15.9 7.7 23.6 19 15.4 7.2 22.6
Anchorage, AK Air 21 3.5 19.7 23.2 20 5.1 16.8 21.9
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 22 5.3 15.3 20.6 21 5.1 15.7 20.8
Cleveland, OH Air 19 11.8 12.7 24.5 22 9.2 10.5 19.7
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 25 8.1 10.7 18.8 23 8.2 11.2 19.4
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 23 10.1 10.2 20.4 24 8.8 10.0 18.8
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 24 4.4 15.5 19.8 25 4.3 14.4 18.7
Port of Savannah, GA Water 30 5.9 10.5 16.3 26 6.4 10.7 17.2
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 26 7.6 11.2 18.8 27 8.1 8.8 17.0
Port of Miami, FL Water 27 8.4 9.1 17.5 28 8.5 8.1 16.6
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 28 6.0 11.3 17.3 29 5.9 10.2 16.2
Atlanta, GA Air 29 8.4 8.7 17.2 30 7.6 8.3 15.8
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 31 5.3 8.3 13.6 31 4.6 7.9 12.5
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 32 6.2 6.4 12.6 32 5.7 6.7 12.4
Port of Blaine, WA Land 33 5.6 6.7 12.3 33 5.1 6.6 11.7
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 34 6.2 5.9 12.1 34 5.8 5.1 10.9
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 43 1.9 8.4 10.3 35 2.0 8.8 10.8
Port of Portland, OR Water 41 3.0 7.5 10.5 36 2.7 8.0 10.7
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 35 4.6 7.4 12.0 37 4.1 6.6 10.6
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 40 4.7 5.8 10.5 38 4.4 5.9 10.3
Port of South Louisiana, LA Water 36 7.1 4.0 11.1 39 6.5 3.5 10.0
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 45 0.5 9.5 10.0 40 0.6 9.4 10.0
Newark, NJ Air 38 3.9 6.7 10.6 41 3.2 6.2 9.4
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 44 5.9 4.4 10.3 42 5.7 3.6 9.2
Port of Pembina, ND Land 39 5.3 5.2 10.6 43 4.4 4.5 8.9
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 47 3.7 4.8 8.5 44 3.5 5.3 8.8
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 56 3.2 2.8 6.0 45 4.9 3.9 8.8
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 49 3.4 4.4 7.8 46 3.8 4.4 8.3
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 46 0.1 9.3 9.4 47 0.1 7.7 7.8
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 58 2.6 2.7 5.4 48 3.7 4.1 7.8
Houston International Airport, TX Air 52 4.5 2.7 7.2 49 4.8 2.9 7.7
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 42 1.6 8.7 10.3 50 1.2 6.5 7.7
Total top 50 gateways   NA a 618.9 a989.1 a1,608.1 NA 579.5 920.8 1,500.3

KEY: U = data are not available; NA = not applicable.

a Based on top 50 freight gateways in 2000.

NOTES

All data: Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500).

Air: Data for all air gateways include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to Bureau of Census confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.

Water: The Port of South Louisiana includes the following individual ports in Louisiana: Destrehan, Gramercy, St. Rose, and Good Hope.

In 2000, Port of Beaumont, TX (water) ranked 37th, Port of Calexico-East, CA (land) ranked 48th, and Port of Highgate Springs-Alburg, VT (land) ranked 50th.

Numbers may not add to totals due to roundings.

SOURCES

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2002.

Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Aug. 27, 2002.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2002.