Table 1-51: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa

Table 1-51: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa

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  1992 2001 2002 Percent change 2001-2002 Percent change 1992-2002
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA 1 199.7 1 212.6 1 216.4 1.8% 8.4%
Houston, TX 2 137.7 2 185.1 2 177.6 -4.0% 29.0%
New York, NY and NJ 3 115.3 3 137.5 3 134.5 -2.2% 16.6%
Beaumont, TX 26 22.7 5 79.1 4 85.9 8.6% 278.4%
New Orleans, LA 6 66.4 4 85.6 5 85.0 -0.7% 27.9%
Huntington, WV-KY-OH 29 21.8 7 76.7 6 81.1 5.7% 271.3%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 60.9 6 77.6 7 72.0 -7.2% 18.3%
Long Beach, CA 10 52.0 8 67.6 8 67.9 0.3% 30.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 5 84.7 10 61.4 9 60.6 -1.4% -28.5%
Plaquemines, LA 8 58.5 11 60.7 10 59.1 -2.6% 1.1%
Texas City, TX 13 43.1 9 62.3 11 55.2 -11.3% 28.1%
Los Angeles, CA 15 40.1 14 51.4 12 52.2 1.6% 30.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 19 34.3 12 53.0 13 52.1 -1.8% 51.7%
Valdez, AK 4 93.7 15 51.0 14 50.5 -0.9% -46.1%
Tampa, FL 11 46.4 18 45.8 15 48.4 5.7% 4.2%
Lake Charles, LA 12 44.0 13 52.8 16 47.5 -10.1% 7.9%
Mobile, AL 14 40.5 16 48.1 17 46.0 -4.4% 13.7%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 17 39.3 20 39.8 18 44.2 10.9% 12.4%
Baltimore, MD 18 37.7 19 42.1 19 38.8 -7.7% 3.1%
Philadelphia, PA 16 39.7 17 46.4 20 34.1 -26.5% -14.0%
St. Louis, MO-IL 21 31.9 22 34.4 21 32.6 -5.3% 2.0%
Pascagoula, MS 22 29.2 25 29.5 22 31.9 7.8% 8.9%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 9 53.5 21 37.3 23 27.9 -25.2% -47.8%
Freeport, TX 38 15.0 24 30.1 24 27.2 -9.9% 81.7%
Portland, ME 47 12.5 26 28.5 25 27.1 -4.8% 116.9%
Portland, OR 23 28.2 23 31.3 26 26.6 -15.0% -5.6%
Paulsboro, NJ 31 20.3 31 21.3 27 26.4 24.1% 30.3%
Marcus Hook, PA 24 26.6 37 19.1 28 25.2 31.8% -5.1%
Charleston, SC 55 9.7 27 23.3 29 25.0 7.5% 159.0%
Port Arthur, TX 20 33.5 28 22.8 30 22.7 -0.6% -32.4%
Richmond, CA 30 21.0 32 21.2 31 21.9 3.2% 4.1%
Port Everglades, FL 39 14.5 30 21.9 32 21.3 -2.9% 46.7%
Savannah, GA 41 14.0 36 19.4 33 20.7 6.6% 47.7%
Tacoma, WA 32 20.1 35 20.5 34 20.6 0.3% 2.3%
Chicago, IL 27 22.2 29 22.0 35 20.4 -7.2% -7.9%
Boston, MA 33 19.2 33 20.6 36 20.4 -1.1% 6.0%
Seattle, WA 28 21.9 34 20.5 37 19.6 -4.7% -10.5%
Jacksonville, FL 34 17.2 38 17.8 38 17.9 0.5% 4.1%
Detroit, MI 35 16.3 39 17.0 39 17.3 1.9% 6.1%
Honolulu, HI 51 11.5 42 16.6 40 16.6 0.4% 44.4%
Memphis, TN 44 13.3 40 16.9 41 16.4 -3.0% 23.5%
Anacortes, WA 37 15.3 41 16.8 42 15.4 -8.4% 0.7%
Two Harbors, MN 52 11.2 49 11.9 43 14.9 25.4% 33.5%
Indiana Harbor, IN 36 15.3 45 13.6 44 13.8 1.9% -9.7%
Cincinnati, OH 49 11.9 43 14.1 45 13.0 -7.7% 9.7%
Oakland, CA 45 13.2 47 12.3 46 12.5 1.5% -5.7%
San Juan, PR 40 14.3 46 12.8 47 12.4 -3.3% -13.6%
Cleveland, OH 42 13.7 48 11.9 48 11.4 -4.4% -16.4%
Newport News, VA 25 24.5 44 13.9 49 11.3 -18.5% -53.8%
Toledo, OH 46 12.7 51 10.5 50 11.1 5.5% -12.6%
Total top 50   1,862.1   2,146.4   2,110.4 -1.7% 13.3%
All ports   2,132.1   2,393.3   2,340.3 -2.2% 9.8%

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTE

In 1992, Lorain, OH, ranked 43rd (13.3 million tons); Galveston, TX, ranked 48th (12.3 million tons); and New Castle, DE, ranked 50th (11.8 million tons).

In 2001, Ashtabula, OH, ranked 50th (10.9 million tons).

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1992: Ibid., Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1992, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 1994), table 1-1 and 5-2.

2001: Ibid., Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2001, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 2003), tables 1-1 and 5-2.

2002: Ibid., A23, Calendar Year 2002, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 2004), tables 1-1 and 5-2.