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 2005 2004
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 1 20.6 168.9 189.6 2 16.4 105.1 121.4
JFK International Airport, NY Air 2 59.3 75.6 134.9 1 52.7 72.6 125.3
Port of Detroit, MI Land 3 68.8 61.7 130.5 4 58.2 55.6 113.8
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 4 26.5 102.8 129.3 5 23.1 90.4 113.5
Port of Laredo, TX Land 5 40.9 52.8 93.7 6 38.4 51.1 89.5
Port of Houston, TX Water 6 34.5 51.2 85.7 9 29.2 37.2 66.4
Chicago, IL Air 7 29.1 44.3 73.4 11 25.2 40.1 65.4
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 8 36.5 36.4 72.9 7 33.9 34.8 68.7
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 9 19.4 53.0 72.4 3 18.6 102.8 121.3
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 32.5 38.0 70.5 8 31.7 36.6 68.4
Port of Huron, MI Land 11 23.6 44.6 68.2 10 23.6 42.3 65.9
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 12 25.2 32.0 57.2 12 24.3 30.3 54.6
Port of Charleston, SC Water 13 16.0 37.1 53.1 13 15.4 31.3 46.7
Port of El Paso, TX Land 14 18.9 24.1 43.0 14 18.3 24.4 42.8
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 15 14.5 25.0 39.5 15 12.0 21.5 33.5
Port of Seattle, WA Water 16 8.2 30.8 39.0 19 6.7 22.9 29.6
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 17 8.6 27.3 35.9 16 6.9 24.4 31.3
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 18 15.4 19.7 35.1 17 14.6 16.6 31.2
Anchorage, AK Air 19 8.7 26.0 34.7 23 5.7 20.5 26.3
Port of Savannah, GA Water 20 11.4 22.3 33.7 22 9.7 16.6 26.3
Port of Oakland, CA Water 21 9.0 24.5 33.5 21 8.5 18.8 27.3
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 22 4.7 26.9 31.6 20 5.3 23.6 28.9
Atlanta, GA Air 23 11.6 18.3 29.9 25 10.4 14.6 24.9
New Orleans, LA Air 24 11.8 17.9 29.7 18 15.2 14.8 30.0
Miami International Airport, FL Air 25 17.8 9.7 27.4 24 16.2 9.1 25.3
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 26 1.9 24.4 26.2 43 1.4 10.0 11.4
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 27 12.4 12.5 25.0 28 8.1 12.2 20.3
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 28 9.3 15.1 24.4 27 8.9 13.3 22.2
Cleveland, OH Air 29 15.1 8.6 23.6 26 12.7 10.2 22.9
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 30 0.1 21.0 21.1 35 0.1 13.7 13.9
Port of Miami, FL Water 31 9.0 11.6 20.6 29 7.7 10.8 18.4
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 32 6.7 11.6 18.3 31 5.9 10.1 16.0
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 33 7.6 10.7 18.3 32 6.7 9.2 15.9
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 34 6.4 10.1 16.6 36 4.5 9.2 13.7
Port of Blaine, WA Land 35 7.3 8.4 15.6 34 6.3 7.9 14.2
Newark, NJ Air 36 3.4 12.1 15.5 33 3.4 11.7 15.1
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 37 2.2 13.2 15.4 40 2.0 10.0 12.0
Port of Arthur, TX Water 38 0.9 14.2 15.2 NA 0.7 6.5 7.2
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 39 5.6 9.3 14.8 42 4.8 6.9 11.7
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 40 5.0 9.1 14.1 39 4.3 7.8 12.1
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 41 8.0 5.6 13.6 37 7.9 5.0 12.9
Port of Pembina, ND Land 42 7.2 5.5 12.7 45 5.8 4.9 10.7
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 43 4.6 7.3 11.8 44 4.3 6.7 11.0
Port of Portland, OR Water 44 2.2 9.3 11.5 38 3.0 9.1 12.1
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 45 6.3 5.1 11.4 46 5.5 5.1 10.7
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 46 4.7 6.0 10.8 47 4.3 5.6 9.9
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 47 6.1 4.3 10.4 41 6.0 5.7 11.8
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 5.0 5.1 10.1 50 4.1 4.9 9.0
Port of Portal, ND Land 49 5.4 4.6 10.0 NA 4.2 3.8 8.0
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 50 4.9 5.1 9.9 49 5.3 4.2 9.4
Total top 50 gatewaysa NA NA 700.1 1,151.5 1,851.5 NA 631.8 1,057.7 1,689.5

KEY: NA = not applicable.

aData for 2004 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2005.

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, September 2006.

Water: 2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Sep. 29, 2006.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data as of August 2006.