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 2005 2004 1995 Percent change 2004-2005 Percent change 1995-2005
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA 1 212.2 1 224.2 1 204.5 -5.3% 3.8%
Houston, TX 2 211.7 2 202.0 2 135.2 4.8% 56.5%
New York, NY and NJ 3 152.1 3 152.4 3 119.3 -0.2% 27.5%
Huntington, WV-KY-OH 4 83.9 8 77.3 24 28.3 8.5% 196.8%
Long Beach, CA 5 79.9 5 79.7 9 53.2 0.2% 50.0%
Beaumont, TX 6 78.9 4 91.7 30 20.9 -14.0% 276.8%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 77.6 6 78.9 8 70.5 -1.6% 10.2%
New Orleans, LA 8 65.9 7 78.1 6 77.0 -15.6% -14.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 9 59.3 10 57.1 4 83.6 3.9% -29.1%
Texas City, TX 10 57.8 9 68.3 12 50.4 -15.3% 14.8%
Mobile, AL 11 57.7 11 56.2 11 51.0 2.6% 13.1%
Los Angeles, CA 12 54.9 14 51.4 17 46.5 6.9% 18.1%
Lake Charles, LA 13 52.7 12 54.8 16 46.6 -3.7% 13.2%
Tampa, FL 14 49.2 15 48.3 10 51.9 1.8% -5.3%
Plaquemines, LA 15 47.9 13 54.4 7 72.9 -12.0% -34.3%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI 16 44.7 18 45.4 18 45.0 -1.5% -0.7%
Valdez, AK 17 44.4 17 46.8 5 81.0 -4.9% -45.1%
Baltimore, MD 18 44.1 16 47.4 19 44.7 -6.9% -1.3%
Pittsburgh, PA 19 43.6 19 41.0 14 48.8 6.3% -10.7%
Philadelphia, PA 20 39.4 20 35.2 20 40.6 11.8% -3.1%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 21 35.3 21 34.2 15 47.7 3.3% -26.0%
Freeport, TX 22 33.6 23 33.9 33 19.7 -0.9% 70.9%
Paulsboro, NJ 23 32.1 25 30.5 28 24.8 5.2% 29.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL 24 30.3 24 33.4 23 30.1 -9.1% 0.7%
Savannah, GA 25 30.1 28 28.2 36 17.4 6.9% 73.3%
Pascagoula, MS 26 29.3 22 34.1 25 26.9 -14.0% 8.9%
Portland, ME 27 29.3 27 29.7 50 11.5 -1.4% 155.6%
Tacoma, WA 28 28.3 30 26.3 31 20.9 7.6% 35.5%
Portland, OR 29 28.1 26 30.0 21 31.3 -6.2% -10.0%
Seattle, WA 30 28.1 37 23.5 26 26.2 19.5% 7.3%
Port Arthur, TX 31 26.4 29 27.6 13 49.8 -4.3% -47.0%
Chicago, IL 32 25.8 35 24.6 27 25.3 5.0% 1.9%
Charleston, SC 33 25.4 34 24.7 52 11.2 2.8% 127.7%
Port Everglades, FL 34 24.7 32 24.9 35 18.4 -0.9% 34.4%
Richmond, CA 35 24.5 33 24.7 32 20.8 -0.9% 17.6%
Boston, MA 36 22.4 31 25.8 37 16.7 -13.3% 33.6%
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.8 38 21.5 40 15.7 1.5% 38.8%
Honolulu, HI 38 20.4 39 19.1 49 11.5 6.9% 76.6%
Marcus Hook, PA 39 20.3 36 24.6 22 30.8 -17.6% -34.3%
Detroit, MI 40 17.4 42 16.9 34 18.7 3.5% -6.5%
Memphis, TN 41 17.1 41 17.5 38 15.9 -2.4% 7.2%
Oakland, CA 42 16.6 45 15.5 45 13.2 7.0% 25.7%
Anacortes, WA 43 15.8 43 16.3 46 13.1 -3.2% 20.3%
Cincinnati, OH 44 14.6 48 13.9 47 13.1 5.0% 11.6%
Indiana Harbor, IN 45 14.1 40 18.2 39 15.7 -22.5% -10.1%
Newport News, VA 46 13.7 46 14.3 29 23.4 -4.3% -41.5%
Cleveland, OH 47 13.6 44 15.8 42 15.4 -13.5% -11.4%
San Juan, PR 48 13.4 47 14.2 41 15.5 -5.7% -13.7%
Matagorda Ship Channel, TX 49 11.6 50 12.5 59 9.2 -7.3% 25.7%
Presque Isle, MI 50 11.0 53 10.1 55 10.1 8.4% 8.7%
Total top 50   2,233.0   2,276.9   1,991.9 -1.9% 12.1%
All ports   2,527.6   2,551.9   2,240.4 -1.0% 12.8%

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.