Table 1-47: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments

Table 1-47: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments

(Current $ billions)

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Gateway Type 2003 2002
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 1 16.9 105.2 122.1 2 16.4 93.9 110.3
JFK International Airport, NY Air 2 46.6 65.3 111.9 1 44.0 68.7 112.7
Port of Detroit, MI Land 3 54.5 47.3 101.9 3 56.2 44.7 100.9
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 4 24.3 76.9 101.2 4 22.6 68.9 91.5
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 5 17.2 78.7 95.9 5 15.1 73.7 88.8
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 32.4 46.4 78.8 6 32.3 46.9 79.3
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 7 32.6 31.2 63.8 7 31.5 29.1 60.6
Port of Huron, MI Land 8 22.7 39.6 62.3 8 19.1 38.3 57.4
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 9 27.4 32.0 59.4 9 24.2 30.9 55.1
Chicago, IL Air 10 20.6 33.7 54.3 11 18.6 29.2 47.8
Port of Houston, TX Water 11 21.4 28.5 49.9 12 19.4 22.5 41.9
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 12 20.6 26.1 46.6 10 23.2 26.5 49.7
Port of Charleston, SC Water 13 13.4 26.0 39.4 14 11.8 21.5 33.3
Port of El Paso, TX Land 14 16.7 22.5 39.2 13 15.8 22.6 38.5
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 15 11.0 18.5 29.5 16 10.8 15.2 26.0
New Orleans, LA Air 16 13.7 13.7 27.4 15 13.4 13.2 26.6
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 17 5.2 21.1 26.3 19 4.4 18.4 22.9
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 18 5.7 20.3 26.0 18 5.3 17.9 23.2
Port of Oakland, CA Water 19 7.8 17.4 25.1 21 7.5 15.3 22.7
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 20 11.4 12.2 23.6 24 10.1 9.6 19.7
Port of Seattle, WA Water 21 5.7 17.4 23.1 17 5.3 18.5 23.8
Miami International Airport, FL Air 22 14.0 8.8 22.7 22 13.3 7.8 21.1
Anchorage, AK Air 23 5.6 16.5 22.1 20 4.8 18.0 22.7
Port of Savannah, GA Water 24 7.4 13.9 21.3 25 6.8 12.8 19.6
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 25 8.3 11.4 19.7 23 8.6 11.8 20.4
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 26 11.2 8.2 19.4 26 10.0 8.8 18.8
Cleveland, OH Air 27 9.5 9.1 18.6 29 8.4 8.0 16.4
Atlanta, GA Air 28 8.3 9.9 18.2 27 7.7 9.8 17.5
Port of Miami, FL Water 29 6.8 9.8 16.6 28 7.8 9.0 16.8
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 30 5.2 9.2 14.4 30 5.2 9.6 14.8
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 31 6.3 8.1 14.4 31 5.8 6.9 12.7
Newark, NJ Air 32 2.6 10.4 13.0 46 2.6 5.7 8.3
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 33 5.2 7.0 12.2 41 3.5 5.3 8.7
Port of Blaine, WA Land 34 5.2 6.8 12.0 32 4.7 6.7 11.4
Port of Portland, OR Water 35 3.0 8.8 11.8 34 2.6 8.6 11.2
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 36 2.3 8.9 11.2 33 2.6 8.7 11.3
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 37 4.3 6.2 10.5 38 4.1 5.3 9.4
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 38 3.5 6.8 10.4 35 3.8 6.9 10.8
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 39 0.6 9.7 10.3 40 0.6 8.3 8.8
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 40 0.2 9.9 10.1 49 0.2 7.2 7.4
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 41 5.2 4.9 10.1 37 5.4 4.9 10.3
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 42 3.8 6.2 10.0 36 4.0 6.7 10.7
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 43 2.0 7.9 9.9 47 1.6 6.0 7.5
Port of Beaumont, TX Water 44 1.0 8.7 9.6 39 0.8 8.3 9.1
Port of Pembina, ND Land 45 5.0 4.4 9.5 43 4.4 4.3 8.7
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 46 5.7 3.5 9.2 44 5.1 3.3 8.5
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 47 3.8 5.1 8.9 45 3.6 4.8 8.4
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 48 4.7 4.0 8.7 42 4.4 4.3 8.7
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 49 3.6 3.9 7.5 48 3.3 4.2 7.5
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 50 4.1 3.1 7.3 51 3.5 3.9 7.3
Total top 50 gatewaysa   NA 576.2 1,010.9 1,587.1 NA 547.0 940.5 1,487.5

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Data for 2002 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2002.

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).

In 2002, Houston International Airport, TX (air) ranked 50th.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

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.

SOURCES

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2003 and August 2004.

Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communications, Aug. 6, 2003 and Aug. 4, 2004.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2003 and August 2004.