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
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 59.3 75.6 134.9 1 52.7 72.6 125.3
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 2 18.4 116.0 134.3 2 16.4 105.1 121.4
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 26.2 104.2 130.4 5 23.1 90.4 113.5
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 5 21.2 103.4 124.6 3 18.6 102.8 121.3
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 40.9 52.8 93.7 6 38.4 51.1 89.5
Port of Houston, TX Water 7 33.8 52.3 86.1 9 29.2 37.2 66.4
Chicago, IL Air 8 29.1 44.3 73.4 11 25.2 40.1 65.4
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 36.5 36.4 72.9 7 33.9 34.8 68.7
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 32.5 38.0 70.5 8 31.7 36.6 68.3
Port of Port 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 15.9 36.5 52.4 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, VA Water 15 15.0 24.5 39.6 15 12.0 21.5 33.5
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 16 8.6 27.0 35.6 16 6.9 24.4 31.3
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 17 15.4 19.7 35.1 17 14.6 16.6 31.2
Port of Seattle, WA Water 18 7.7 27.3 35.0 19 6.7 22.9 29.6
Anchorage, AK Air 19 8.7 26.0 34.7 23 5.7 20.5 26.3
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 20 5.0 28.7 33.8 20 5.3 23.6 28.9
Port of Savannah, GA Water 21 11.3 22.1 33.4 22 9.7 16.6 26.3
Port of Oakland, CA Water 22 8.9 23.7 32.6 21 8.5 18.8 27.3
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 Otay Mesa, CA Land 26 9.3 15.1 24.4 27 8.9 13.3 22.2
Cleveland, OH Air 27 15.1 8.6 23.6 26 12.7 10.2 22.9
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 28 0.1 20.9 21.0 35 0.1 13.7 13.9
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 29 8.9 11.6 20.5 28 8.1 12.2 20.3
Port of Miami, FL Water 30 8.4 11.4 19.8 29 7.7 10.8 18.4
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 31 1.5 17.7 19.2 44 1.4 10.0 11.4
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 Beaumont, TX Water 34 1.2 15.8 17.0 30 1.3 14.8 16.1
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 35 6.1 10.1 16.2 36 4.5 9.2 13.7
Port of Blaine, WA Land 36 7.3 8.4 15.6 34 6.3 7.9 14.2
Newark, NJ Air 37 3.4 12.1 15.5 33 3.4 11.7 15.1
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 38 2.2 13.3 15.5 41 2.0 10.0 12.0
Port of South Louisiana, LA Water 39 5.5 9.9 15.3 37 8.0 5.6 13.6
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 40 6.0 9.3 15.3 43 4.8 6.9 11.7
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 41 5.0 9.1 14.1 40 4.3 7.8 12.1
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 42 8.0 5.6 13.6 38 7.9 5.0 12.9
Port of Pembina, ND Land 43 7.2 5.5 12.7 46 5.8 4.9 10.7
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 44 4.6 7.3 11.8 45 4.3 6.7 11.0
Port of Portland, OR Water 45 2.2 9.3 11.5 39 3.0 9.1 12.1
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 46 6.3 5.1 11.4 47 5.5 5.1 10.7
Port of Texas City, TX Water 47 1.6 9.2 10.8 49 1.3 8.3 9.6
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 48 4.7 6.0 10.8 48 4.3 5.6 9.9
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 49 6.1 4.3 10.4 42 6.0 5.7 11.8
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 50 5.0 5.1 10.1 51 4.1 4.9 9.0
Total top 50 gatewaysa NA NA 712.1 1,319.6 2,031.7 NA 648.6 1,177.0 1,825.5

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Data 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, October 2006.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2006.

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