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 2006 2005 1996 Percent change 2005-2006 Percent change 1996-2006
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA 1 225.5 1 212.2 1 189.8 6.2% 18.8%
Houston, TX 2 222.1 2 211.7 2 148.2 5.0% 49.9%
New York, NY and NJ 3 157.6 3 152.1 3 131.6 3.6% 19.8%
Long Beach, CA 4 84.4 5 79.9 9 58.4 5.7% 44.5%
Beaumont, TX 5 79.5 6 78.9 21 35.7 0.8% 122.6%
Corpus Christi, TX 6 77.6 7 77.6 6 80.5 -0.1% -3.6%
Huntington - Tristate 7 77.2 4 83.9 26 27.5 -8.0% 180.8%
New Orleans, LA 8 76.9 8 65.9 4 83.7 16.7% -8.2%
Los Angeles, CA 9 66.0 12 54.9 16 45.7 20.2% 44.4%
Mobile, AL 10 59.8 11 57.7 12 50.9 3.8% 17.6%
Lake Charles, LA 11 58.4 13 52.7 15 49.1 10.8% 19.0%
Baton Rouge, LA 12 56.3 9 59.3 5 81.0 -5.0% -30.4%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 13 55.9 15 47.9 8 66.9 16.7% -16.5%
Texas City, TX 14 48.9 10 57.8 10 56.4 -15.5% -13.3%
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 15 47.0 16 44.7 19 41.4 5.0% 13.5%
Tampa, FL 16 46.2 14 49.2 13 49.3 -6.0% -6.2%
Baltimore, MD 17 42.4 18 44.1 17 43.6 -3.8% -2.6%
Pittsburgh, PA 18 42.0 19 43.6 11 50.9 -3.8% -17.5%
Paulsboro, NJ 19 39.2 23 32.1 27 25.0 22.4% 56.7%
Philadelphia, PA 20 38.6 20 39.4 18 41.9 -1.9% -7.8%
Pascagoula, MS 21 37.7 26 29.3 24 29.3 28.4% 28.3%
Valdez, AK 22 36.2 17 44.4 7 77.1 -18.7% -53.1%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 23 34.2 21 35.3 14 49.3 -2.9% -30.5%
Savannah, GA 24 34.0 25 30.1 36 17.6 12.8% 93.0%
Freeport, TX 25 32.1 22 33.6 29 24.6 -4.3% 30.8%
St. Louis, MO and IL 26 31.3 24 30.3 22 30.2 3.2% 3.8%
Portland, OR 27 28.5 29 28.1 23 29.7 1.2% -4.2%
Port Arthur, TX 28 28.4 31 26.4 20 37.2 7.6% -23.6%
Seattle, WA 29 28.0 30 28.1 30 23.5 -0.4% 18.8%
Charleston, SC 30 26.4 33 25.4 51 11.1 3.9% 138.4%
Tacoma, WA 31 26.0 28 28.3 32 21.5 -8.0% 21.1%
Chicago, IL 32 25.7 32 25.8 25 27.9 -0.4% -7.8%
Richmond, CA 33 25.6 35 24.5 31 21.8 4.6% 17.5%
Portland, ME 34 25.2 27 29.3 42 15.2 -13.8% 65.6%
Port Everglades, FL 35 24.8 34 24.7 34 18.9 0.6% 31.4%
Jacksonville, FL 36 22.2 37 21.8 39 16.7 2.0% 32.7%
Boston, MA 37 21.9 36 22.4 33 20.1 -2.3% 8.7%
Marcus Hook, PA 38 20.1 39 20.3 47 12.4 -0.8% 62.5%
Memphis, TN 39 19.1 41 17.1 37 17.3 11.7% 10.4%
Detroit, MI 40 17.4 40 17.4 35 17.6 -0.5% -1.5%
Oakland, CA 41 16.6 42 16.6 50 11.2 0.1% 48.2%
Honolulu, HI 42 16.2 38 20.4 48 12.0 -20.4% 35.1%
Indiana Harbor, IN 43 16.2 45 14.1 38 16.9 14.5% -4.3%
Cleveland, OH 44 15.2 47 13.6 40 16.7 11.3% -9.2%
Anacortes, WA 45 15.1 43 15.8 44 13.8 -4.0% 9.4%
Two Harbors, MN 46 13.4 51 11.0 52 10.7 22.5% 25.9%
Cincinnati, OH 47 13.3 44 14.6 46 12.8 -8.6% 4.1%
San Juan, PR 48 12.9 48 13.4 43 15.1 -3.1% -14.3%
Newport News, VA 49 11.3 46 13.7 28 24.8 -17.2% -54.3%
Toledo, OH 50 11.2 53 10.5 45 13.0 6.3% -14.4%
Total top 50   2,287.9   2,231.9   2,023.5 2.5% 13.1%
All ports   2,588.4   2,527.6   2,284.1 2.4% 13.3%

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.