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

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(Current $ billions)

Gateway Typea 2008 2007
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
New York, NY Water 1 51.0 138.5 189.5 2 40.6 124.6 165.2
Los Angeles, CA Water 2 33.6 148.7 182.4 1 29.9 150.4 180.2
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 3 85.5 82.4 167.9 3 77.0 84.2 161.2
Long Beach, CA Water 4 32.8 119.2 152.0 4 26.7 120.4 147.1
Houston, TX Water 5 68.5 78.2 146.7 6 53.4 61.2 114.6
Detroit, MI Land 6 66.5 53.7 120.2 5 73.3 63.3 136.6
Laredo, TX Land 7 53.9 61.8 115.8 7 47.4 63.0 110.4
Chicago, IL Air 8 35.9 61.2 97.0 8 33.4 53.1 86.6
Port Huron, MI Land 9 35.2 46.0 81.2 11 30.7 46.3 77.1
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 40.3 40.5 80.8 10 38.6 40.0 78.6
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 11 41.3 37.0 78.3 9 41.6 38.0 79.6
Charleston, SC Water 12 22.3 39.9 62.1 13 19.8 41.1 60.9
Savannah, GA Water 13 22.8 36.0 58.8 14 18.3 31.3 49.6
Norfolk, VA Water 14 26.5 29.9 56.3 15 20.7 28.8 49.5
San Franscisco International Airport, CA Air 15 26.6 26.2 52.8 12 29.7 31.9 61.6
El Paso, TX Land 16 20.2 28.0 48.2 16 20.0 29.1 49.1
Baltimore, MD Water 17 16.1 29.0 45.1 18 14.0 28.0 42.0
New Orleans, LA Air 18 19.9 25.1 45.0 20 18.2 22.9 41.1
New Orleans, LA Water 19 20.2 21.4 41.7 26 15.9 17.1 33.0
Anchorage, AK Air 20 10.2 31.2 41.4 17 10.7 34.5 45.3
Miami International Airport Cargo Facilities, FL Air 21 29.2 10.8 40.0 24 24.0 10.4 34.5
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 22 16.4 23.1 39.5 19 18.1 23.4 41.5
Seattle, WA Water 23 9.8 27.9 37.7 21 9.2 28.4 37.6
Oakland, CA Water 24 12.8 24.9 37.7 23 11.4 23.4 34.8
Morgan City, LA Water 25 0.3 37.4 37.7 29 0.1 26.4 26.5
Tacoma, WA Water 26 8.3 29.0 37.3 25 6.0 27.8 33.8
Atlanta, GA Air 27 12.3 19.9 32.2 22 12.5 22.9 35.4
Otay Mesa, CA Land 28 10.6 21.2 31.8 22 12.5 22.9 35.4
Cleveland, OH Air 29 17.6 13.2 30.9 28 15.9 11.4 27.3
Corpus Christie, TX Water 30 5.2 24.7 29.9 31 4.2 18.7 22.8
Beaumont, TX Water 31 2.9 25.3 28.2 30 2.1 21.3 23.3
Philadelphia, PA Water 32 3.7 21.4 25.1 38 1.9 16.6 18.5
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 33 9.4 14.2 23.6 33 8.1 13.4 21.5
Texas City, TX Water 34 2.7 20.7 23.4 41 2.5 15.1 17.6
Port Everglades, FL Water 35 12.5 10.6 23.1 35 10.1 10.9 20.9
Jacksonville, FL Water 36 11.2 11.8 22.9 34 9.0 12.0 21.0
Chicago, IL Land 37 0.0 22.7 22.7 52 0.0 13.0 13.0
Gramercy, LA Water 38 8.8 13.5 22.3 46 6.0 8.6 14.7
Hidalgo, TX Land 39 9.9 12.3 22.1 32 9.0 12.9 21.9
Miami, FL Water 40 10.5 11.1 21.6 36 9.0 10.5 19.5
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 41 12.3 8.9 21.3 37 10.3 8.5 18.8
Pembina, ND Land 42 11.2 8.6 19.9 42 9.4 7.8 17.2
Nogales, AZ Land 43 6.9 12.2 19.1 39 6.0 12.1 18.2
Christiansted, VI Water 44 2.6 16.4 19.0 57 0.7 11.1 11.8
Blaine, WA Land 45 11.0 7.4 18.4 40 9.9 7.9 17.9
Washington, DC Air 46 5.6 11.9 17.5 44 5.2 9.7 14.9
Portland, OR Water 47 5.2 11.7 16.9 43 3.6 12.3 15.9
Portal, ND Land 48 9.6 6.9 16.5 50 7.7 5.7 13.4
Freeport, TX Water 49 2.3 13.9 16.2 61 2.1 8.4 10.5
Sweetgrass, MT Land 50 7.9 8.0 15.8 48 6.8 6.9 13.7
Total top 50 gatewaysa NA NA 998.1 1,635.3 2,633.4 NA 901.9 1,543.0 2,444.9

a Data for 2007 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2007 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 2009.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, December 2009.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, personal communication, December 2009.