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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Ports 2003 2002 1993 Percent change 2002-2003 Percent change 1993-2003
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA 1 198.8 1 216.4 1 193.8 -8.1% 2.6%
Houston, TX 2 190.9 2 177.6 2 141.5 7.5% 34.9%
New York, NY and NJ 3 145.9 3 134.5 3 116.7 8.5% 25.0%
Beaumont, TX 4 87.5 4 85.9 25 25.4 1.9% 244.5%
New Orleans, LA 5 83.8 5 85.0 6 67.0 -1.4% 25.1%
Huntington, WV-KY-OH 6 77.6 6 81.1 28 22.8 -4.2% 240.0%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 77.2 7 72.0 7 59.6 7.3% 29.5%
Long Beach, CA 8 69.2 8 67.9 8 54.3 1.9% 27.4%
Texas City, TX 9 61.3 11 55.2 9 53.7 11.1% 14.3%
Baton Rouge, LA 10 61.3 9 60.6 5 85.1 1.1% -28.0%
Plaquemines, LA 11 55.9 10 59.1 10 53.1 -5.4% 5.3%
Lake Charles, LA 12 63.4 16 47.5 12 45.4 33.3% 39.5%
Los Angeles, CA 13 51.3 12 52.2 16 43.6 -1.7% 17.7%
Mobile, AL 14 50.2 17 46.0 15 44.0 9.1% 14.2%
Valdez, AK 15 49.9 14 50.5 4 85.7 -1.3% -41.8%
Tampa, FL 16 48.3 15 48.4 13 45.0 -0.3% 7.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 17 41.7 13 52.1 14 44.5 -19.9% -6.3%
Baltimore, MD 18 40.2 19 38.8 20 37.2 3.5% 8.1%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 19 38.3 18 44.2 19 37.7 -13.2% 1.8%
Philadelphia, PA 20 33.2 20 34.1 17 42.7 -2.5% -22.1%
St. Louis, MO-IL 21 32.4 21 32.6 23 27.6 -0.5% 17.7%
Pascagoula, MS 22 31.3 22 31.9 24 27.0 -1.8% 15.8%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 23 31.2 23 27.9 11 45.5 11.8% -31.5%
Freeport, TX 24 30.5 24 27.2 42 14.0 12.4% 117.7%
Portland, ME 25 29.2 25 27.1 49 11.2 7.5% 161.0%
Paulsboro, NJ 26 27.3 27 26.4 29 22.6 3.4% 20.6%
Port Arthur, TX 27 27.2 30 22.7 18 38.3 19.8% -29.1%
Portland, OR 28 26.8 26 26.6 22 29.8 0.6% -10.1%
Marcus Hook, PA 29 26.2 28 25.2 21 30.9 3.8% -15.3%
Charleston, SC 30 25.2 29 25.0 55 9.5 0.8% 165.2%
Boston, MA 31 24.8 36 20.4 31 19.4 22.0% 27.7%
Savannah, GA 32 23.4 33 20.7 38 15.0 13.1% 56.2%
Port Everglades, FL 33 23.0 32 21.3 36 16.3 8.3% 41.4%
Richmond, CA 34 23.0 31 21.9 27 24.6 5.0% -6.4%
Tacoma, WA 35 23.0 34 20.6 33 18.7 11.6% 23.1%
Chicago, IL 36 22.6 35 20.4 26 25.0 10.8% -9.7%
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.7 38 17.9 32 18.8 21.4% 15.3%
Seattle, WA 38 19.4 37 19.6 30 21.7 -0.7% -10.3%
Memphis, TN 39 18.2 41 16.4 45 13.3 10.9% 36.4%
Honolulu, HI 40 17.8 40 16.6 51 10.6 7.2% 68.3%
Anacortes, WA 41 15.8 42 15.4 46 13.1 3.0% 20.5%
San Juan, PR 42 14.6 47 12.4 40 14.2 17.6% 2.8%
Detroit, MI 43 14.3 39 17.3 34 17.4 -17.3% -17.9%
Indiana Harbor, IN 44 14.1 44 13.8 37 15.5 2.1% -9.1%
Two Harbors, MN 45 13.0 43 14.9 50 10.7 -12.5% 21.7%
Oakland, CA 46 12.3 46 12.5 47 12.7 -1.5% -3.7%
Cleveland, OH 47 12.6 48 11.4 41 14.1 10.6% -10.4%
Cincinnati, OH 48 11.8 45 13.0 44 13.6 -9.1% -13.3%
Matagorda Ship Channel, TX 49 11.7 56 9.6 72 5.9 21.7% 98.1%
Ashtabula, OH 50 10.4 55 9.8 58 9.0 6.0% 16.1%
Total top 50   2,161.0   (R) 2,107.4   1,865.1 2.5% 15.9%
All ports   2,394.3   2,340.3   2,128.2 2.3% 12.5%

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTES

In 2002, Newport News, VA ranked 49 (11.3 million tons) and Toledo, OH ranked 50 (11.1 million tons).

In 1993, Newport News, VA ranked 35 (16.7 million tons), New Castle, DE ranked 39 (14.2 million tons), Lorain, OH ranked 43 (13.7 million tons), and Toledo, OH ranked 48 (12.1 million tons).

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: Annual issues), tables 1-1 and 5-2.