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 2004 2003 1994 Percent change 2003-2004 Percent change 1994-2004
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA 1 224.2 1 198.8 1 184.9 12.8% 21.3%
Houston, TX 2 202.0 2 190.9 2 143.7 5.8% 40.6%
New York, NY and NJ 3 152.4 3 145.9 3 126.1 4.4% 20.8%
Beaumont, TX 4 91.7 4 87.5 30 21.2 4.7% 332.5%
Long Beach, CA 5 79.7 8 69.2 9 56.5 15.2% 41.0%
Corpus Christi, TX 6 78.9 7 77.2 6 78.1 2.2% 1.0%
New Orleans, LA 7 78.1 5 83.8 7 73.3 -6.9% 6.5%
Huntington, WV-KY-OH 8 77.3 6 77.6 26 25.6 -0.4% 201.6%
Texas City, TX 9 68.3 9 61.3 16 44.4 11.3% 54.0%
Baton Rouge, LA 10 57.1 10 61.3 4 86.2 -6.8% -33.8%
Mobile, AL 11 56.2 14 50.2 15 45.0 11.9% 24.9%
Lake Charles, LA 12 54.8 12 53.4 12 48.3 2.6% 13.3%
Plaquemines, LA 13 54.4 11 55.9 8 64.8 -2.7% -16.0%
Los Angeles, CA 14 51.4 13 51.3 17 43.1 0.1% 19.1%
Tampa, FL 15 48.3 16 48.3 10 51.9 0.1% -7.0%
Baltimore, MD 16 47.4 18 40.2 19 41.5 18.0% 14.4%
Valdez, AK 17 46.8 15 49.9 5 85.1 -6.2% -45.1%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 18 45.4 19 38.3 18 41.8 18.4% 8.5%
Pittsburgh, PA 19 41.0 17 41.7 11 49.1 -1.5% -16.4%
Philadelphia, PA 20 35.2 20 33.2 20 40.7 5.9% -13.6%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 21 34.2 23 31.2 13 45.8 9.5% -25.4%
Pascagoula, MS 22 34.1 22 31.3 23 30.0 9.0% 13.5%
Freeport, TX 23 33.9 24 30.5 36 17.5 11.0% 94.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL 24 33.4 21 32.4 25 29.4 2.9% 13.5%
Paulsboro, NJ 25 30.5 26 27.3 27 24.7 11.7% 23.6%
Portland, OR 26 30.0 28 26.8 22 30.2 11.9% -0.6%
Portland, ME 27 29.7 25 29.2 45 14.2 1.9% 108.6%
Savannah, GA 28 28.2 32 23.4 39 15.9 20.6% 77.2%
Port Arthur, TX 29 27.6 27 27.2 14 45.6 1.5% -39.5%
Tacoma, WA 30 26.3 35 23.0 35 17.6 14.4% 49.2%
Boston, MA 31 25.8 31 24.8 32 18.9 3.9% 36.7%
Port Everglades, FL 32 24.9 33 23.0 34 18.1 8.1% 37.3%
Richmond, CA 33 24.7 34 23.0 28 24.1 7.6% 2.7%
Charleston, SC 34 24.7 30 25.2 51 10.8 -1.8% 128.4%
Chicago, IL 35 24.6 36 22.6 24 29.4 8.8% -16.4%
Marcus Hook, PA 36 24.6 29 26.2 21 30.4 -6.1% -19.2%
Seattle, WA 37 23.5 38 19.4 29 22.3 20.8% 5.2%
Jacksonville, FL 38 21.5 37 21.7 31 18.9 -1.3% 13.4%
Honolulu, HI 39 19.1 40 17.8 50 11.7 7.0% 63.5%
Indiana Harbor, IN 40 18.2 44 14.1 38 16.1 29.0% 12.9%
Memphis, TN 41 17.5 39 18.2 40 15.7 -3.7% 11.7%
Detroit, MI 42 16.9 43 14.3 33 18.7 17.8% -9.9%
Anacortes, WA 43 16.3 41 15.8 48 13.0 3.1% 25.9%
Cleveland, OH 44 15.8 47 12.6 42 15.3 25.0% 3.2%
Oakland, CA 45 15.5 46 12.6 49 12.9 23.1% 20.3%
Newport News, VA 46 14.3 52 10.3 41 15.7 39.2% -8.9%
San Juan, PR 47 14.2 42 14.6 37 16.3 -2.6% -13.0%
Cincinnati, OH 48 13.9 48 11.8 47 13.2 17.5% 5.3%
Two Harbors, MN 49 13.5 45 13.0 59 9.3 3.4% 45.1%
Matagorda Ship Channel, TX 50 12.5 49 11.7 67 7.4 7.3% 69.7%
Total top 50   2,280.3   (R) 2,151.2   1,960.4 6.0% 16.3%
All ports   2,551.9   2,394.3   2,214.8 6.6% 15.2%

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTE

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.