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 Typea 2007 2006
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 29.9 150.4 180.2 1 26.3 143.7 170.0
New York, NY and NJ Water 2 40.6 124.6 165.2 2 33.2 116.1 149.3
John F. Kennedy International, NY Air 3 77.0 84.2 161.2 3 68.4 79.4 147.8
Long Beach, CA Water 4 26.7 120.4 147.1 5 21.4 113.3 134.7
Detroit, MI Land 5 73.3 63.3 136.6 4 72.8 64.5 137.2
Houston, TX Water 6 53.4 61.2 114.6 7 41.9 60.9 102.9
Laredo, TX Land 7 47.4 63.0 110.4 6 45.8 58.2 104.0
Chicago, IL Air 8 33.4 53.1 86.6 9 31.3 46.7 78.1
Los Angeles International, CA Air 9 41.6 38.0 79.6 8 41.0 38.0 79.1
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 38.6 40.0 78.6 10 35.5 40.0 75.5
Port Huron, MI Land 11 30.7 46.3 77.1 11 25.5 44.9 70.3
San Francisco International, CA Air 12 29.7 31.9 61.6 12 29.5 34.3 63.8
Charleston, SC Water 13 19.8 41.1 60.9 13 16.1 39.1 55.1
Savannah, GA Water 14 18.3 31.3 49.6 18 13.6 26.1 39.7
Norfolk, VA Water 15 20.7 28.8 49.5 16 17.4 27.1 44.5
El Paso, TX Land 16 20.0 29.1 49.1 14 21.0 25.7 46.7
Anchorage, AK Air 17 10.7 34.5 45.3 15 11.5 33.2 44.6
Baltimore, MD Water 18 14.0 28.0 42.0 19 9.6 27.0 36.6
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 19 18.1 23.4 41.5 17 17.5 24.1 41.6
New Orleans, LA Air 20 18.2 22.9 41.1 21 14.2 20.0 34.1
Seattle, WA Water 21 9.2 28.4 37.6 20 8.6 26.0 34.6
Atlanta, GA Air 22 12.5 22.9 35.4 23 12.4 20.9 33.2
Oakland, CA Water 23 11.4 23.4 34.8 22 9.8 23.6 33.3
Miami International, FL Air 24 24.0 10.4 34.5 25 20.7 9.6 30.3
Tacoma, WA Water 25 6.0 27.8 33.8 24 4.9 27.7 32.6
New Orleans, LA Water 26 15.9 17.1 33.0 27 11.5 14.5 26.0
Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 27 9.9 20.8 30.7 26 9.9 18.7 28.6
Cleveland, OH Air 28 15.9 11.4 27.3 28 16.1 9.7 25.8
Morgan City, LA Water 29 0.1 26.4 26.5 29 0.1 25.4 25.6
Beaumont, TX Water 30 2.1 21.3 23.3 30 1.9 20.2 22.0
Corpus Christie, TX Water 31 4.2 18.7 22.8 36 3.3 15.7 19.0
Hidalgo, TX Land 32 9.0 12.9 21.9 34 8.3 11.8 20.0
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 33 8.1 13.4 21.5 35 7.2 12.8 19.9
Jacksonville, FL Water 34 9.0 12.0 21.0 31 8.7 12.5 21.2
Port Everglades, FL Water 35 10.1 10.9 20.9 38 8.0 10.5 18.6
Miami, FL Water 36 9.0 10.5 19.5 33 8.9 11.4 20.3
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 37 10.3 8.5 18.8 46 7.6 5.0 12.6
Philadelphia, PA Water 38 1.9 16.6 18.5 32 1.7 19.0 20.7
Nogales, AZ Land 39 6.0 12.1 18.2 37 6.3 12.5 18.9
Blaine, WA Land 40 9.9 7.9 17.9 39 8.8 8.4 17.1
Texas City, TX Water 41 2.5 15.1 17.6 44 1.6 12.0 13.7
Pembina, ND Land 42 9.4 7.8 17.2 40 8.5 6.9 15.4
Portland, OR Water 43 3.6 12.3 15.9 43 2.6 11.5 14.1
Washgington, DC Air 44 5.2 9.7 14.9 42 5.1 10.0 15.1
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 45 8.8 5.9 14.7 45 8.3 5.3 13.6
Gramercy, LA Water 46 6.0 8.6 14.7 55 4.7 6.2 10.9
Newark, NJ Air 47 3.7 10.4 14.1 41 3.1 12.1 15.2
Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 6.8 6.9 13.7 48 6.3 6.0 12.2
Lake Charles, LA Water 49 1.5 12.0 13.4 58 1.2 9.4 10.6
Portal, ND Land 50 7.7 5.7 13.4 50 6.8 5.1 11.9
Total top 50 gatewaysb NA NA 901.9 1,543.0 2,444.9 NA 811.9 1,460.0 2,271.9

Key: NA = not applicable.

a Water data are preliminary

b Data for 2006 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2006 and is not a summation of the numbers on the table.

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 are reported at the port level and 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, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, December, 2008.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, December, 2008.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, December 2008.