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 2004 2003
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 52.7 72.6 125.3 2 46.6 65.3 111.9
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 2 16.4 105.1 121.4 1 16.9 105.2 122.1
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 3 18.6 102.8 121.3 5 17.2 78.7 95.9
Port of Detroit, MI Land 4 58.2 55.6 113.8 3 54.5 47.3 101.9
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 5 23.1 90.4 113.5 4 24.3 76.9 101.2
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 38.4 51.1 89.5 6 32.4 46.4 78.8
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 7 33.9 34.8 68.7 7 32.6 31.2 63.8
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 8 31.7 36.6 68.4 9 27.4 32.0 59.4
Port of Houston, TX Water 9 29.2 37.2 66.4 11 21.5 28.5 49.9
Port of Huron, MI Land 10 23.6 42.3 65.9 8 22.7 39.6 62.3
Chicago, IL Air 11 25.2 40.1 65.4 10 20.6 33.7 54.3
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 12 24.3 30.3 54.6 12 20.6 26.1 46.6
Port of Charleston, SC Water 13 15.4 31.3 46.7 13 13.4 26.0 39.4
Port of El Paso, TX Land 14 18.3 24.4 42.8 14 16.7 22.5 39.2
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 15 12.0 21.5 33.5 15 11.0 18.5 29.5
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 16 6.9 24.4 31.3 18 5.7 20.3 26.0
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 17 14.6 16.6 31.2 20 11.4 12.2 23.6
New Orleans, LA Air 18 15.2 14.8 30.0 16 13.7 13.7 27.4
Port of Seattle, WA Water 19 6.7 22.9 29.6 21 5.7 17.4 23.1
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 20 5.3 23.6 28.9 17 5.2 21.1 26.3
Port of Oakland, CA Water 21 8.5 18.8 27.3 19 7.8 17.4 25.1
Port of Savannah, GA Water 22 9.7 16.6 26.3 24 7.4 13.9 21.3
Anchorage, AK Air 23 5.7 20.5 26.3 23 5.6 16.5 22.1
Miami International Airport, FL Air 24 16.2 9.1 25.3 22 14.0 8.8 22.7
Atlanta, GA Air 25 10.4 14.6 24.9 28 8.3 9.9 18.2
Cleveland, OH Air 26 12.7 10.2 22.9 27 9.5 9.1 18.6
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 27 8.9 13.3 22.2 25 8.3 11.4 19.7
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 28 8.1 12.2 20.3 26 11.2 8.2 19.4
Port of Miami, FL Water 29 7.7 10.8 18.4 29 6.8 9.8 16.6
Port of Beaumont, TX Water 30 1.3 14.8 16.1 44 1.0 8.7 9.6
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 31 5.9 10.1 16.0 30 5.2 9.2 14.4
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 32 6.7 9.2 15.9 31 6.3 8.1 14.4
Newark, NJ Air 33 3.4 11.7 15.1 32 2.6 10.4 13.0
Port of Blaine, WA Land 34 6.3 7.9 14.2 34 5.2 6.8 12.0
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 35 0.1 13.7 13.9 40 0.2 9.9 10.1
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 36 4.5 9.2 13.7 36 2.3 8.9 11.2
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 37 7.9 5.0 12.9 46 5.7 3.5 9.2
Port of Portland, OR Water 38 3.0 9.1 12.1 35 3.0 8.8 11.8
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 39 4.3 7.8 12.1 38 3.5 6.8 10.4
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 40 2.0 10.0 12.0 43 2.0 7.9 9.9
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 41 6.0 5.7 11.8 33 5.2 7.0 12.2
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 42 4.8 6.9 11.7 37 4.3 6.2 10.5
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 43 1.4 10.0 11.4 39 0.6 9.7 10.3
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 44 4.3 6.7 11.0 42 3.8 6.2 10.0
Port of Pembina, ND Land 45 5.8 4.9 10.7 45 5.0 4.4 9.5
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 46 5.5 5.1 10.7 41 5.2 4.9 10.1
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 47 4.3 5.6 9.9 47 3.8 5.1 8.9
Texas City, TX Water 48 1.3 8.3 9.6 52 1.7 4.8 6.5
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 49 5.3 4.2 9.4 48 4.7 4.0 8.7
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 50 4.1 4.9 9.0 50 3.6 3.9 7.5
Total top 50 gatewaysa NA NA 645.9 1,175.5 1,821.4 NA 577.7 1,011.0 1,588.7

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Data for 2003 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2003.

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).

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 2004 and September 2005.

Water: 2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Aug. 4, 2004; 2004: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, preliminary data, November 2005.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, special tabulation, August 2004 and September 2005.