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

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

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

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTE

In 1990, Grays Harbor, Washington, ranked 45th (12.8 tons) and Ashtabula, Ohio, ranked 49th (11.9 tons).

Numbers may not add to totals due to roundings.

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.