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 2008 2007 1998 Percent change 2007-2008 Percent change 1998-2008
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 224.0 1 229.0 1 196.6 -2.2% 13.9%
Houston, TX 2 212.2 2 216.1 2 169.1 -1.8% 25.5%
New York, NY and NJ 3 153.5 3 157.2 3 137.5 -2.4% 11.6%
Long Beach, CA 4 80.2 4 85.9 10 57.7 -6.7% 38.9%
Corpus Christi, TX 5 76.8 6 81.1 5 86.2 -5.3% -10.9%
New Orleans, LA 6 73.0 8 76.0 4 88.8 -4.0% -17.8%
Beaumont, TX 7 69.5 5 81.4 9 60.1 -14.6% 15.7%
Huntington - Tristate 8 69.3 7 76.5 27 24.7 -9.4% 180.3%
Mobile, AL 9 67.6 10 64.5 15 49.2 4.9% 37.4%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 10 63.7 12 58.8 7 65.8 8.4% -3.1%
Los Angeles, CA 11 59.8 9 65.5 18 44.1 -8.7% 35.4%
Lake Charles, LA 12 53.8 11 64.2 11 53.6 -16.3% 0.4%
Texas City, TX 13 52.6 13 56.8 14 49.5 -7.4% 6.3%
Baton Rouge, LA 14 51.8 14 54.6 6 66.8 -5.2% -22.5%
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 15 45.3 16 46.5 19 42.4 -2.5% 6.8%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 16 44.6 18 39.7 16 47.7 12.2% -6.6%
Baltimore, MD 17 43.4 17 41.3 20 40.1 5.2% 8.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 18 41.8 19 38.1 13 52.9 9.8% -20.9%
Tampa, FL 19 39.7 15 46.9 12 53.2 -15.3% -25.5%
Paulsboro, NJ 20 36.4 20 38.0 28 23.5 -4.3% 54.7%
Valdez, AK 21 36.0 21 37.8 8 61.9 -4.8% -41.9%
Savannah, GA 22 35.4 22 36.5 39 17.7 -3.0% 99.8%
Pascagoula, MS 23 33.6 23 35.2 25 26.4 -4.6% 27.2%
Philadelphia, PA 24 32.3 24 35.1 17 47.5 -8.2% -32.0%
Port Arthur, TX 25 31.8 28 29.3 23 29.6 8.5% 7.4%
Freeport, TX 26 29.8 27 29.6 24 29.0 0.8% 2.9%
St.Louis, MO and IL 27 29.5 25 32.1 21 31.8 -8.1% -7.1%
Tacoma, WA 28 27.2 30 26.9 40 17.4 0.8% 56.1%
Portland, OR 29 26.7 26 31.1 22 30.0 -14.3% -11.0%
Richmond, CA 30 26.4 31 25.0 36 19.0 5.5% 38.6%
Seattle, WA 31 26.2 29 28.2 30 22.6 -7.1% 15.8%
Marcus Hook, PA 32 24.7 32 24.8 29 22.7 -0.5% 8.5%
Chicago, IL 33 22.7 33 24.5 26 26.0 -7.4% -12.7%
Newport News, VA 34 22.6 43 15.0 35 19.1 51.0% 18.5%
Portland, ME 35 22.1 34 24.3 44 15.1 -8.8% 46.9%
Port Everglades, FL 36 21.7 35 24.2 31 21.8 -10.6% -0.6%
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.0 38 21.2 33 21.2 -0.7% -0.7%
Boston, MA 38 21.0 37 22.4 32 21.2 -6.0% -0.9%
Charleston, SC 39 20.9 36 22.6 37 18.7 -7.4% 12.0%
Oakland, CA 40 17.8 41 16.9 52 11.1 5.3% 59.8%
Memphis,TN 41 16.4 39 18.8 41 17.2 -13.1% -4.9%
Indiana Harbor, IN 42 15.4 42 15.0 45 14.9 2.4% 3.2%
Honolulu, HI 43 14.0 40 17.6 47 13.7 -20.3% 2.1%
Cincinnati, OH 44 13.4 47 13.2 50 12.0 1.7% 12.2%
Two Harbors, MN 45 13.4 46 13.7 49 13.2 -1.7% 1.6%
Kalama, WA 46 12.9 53 10.4 83 4.7 24.4% 174.2%
Detroit, MI 47 12.8 44 14.9 34 19.5 -14.1% -34.0%
Anacortes, WA 48 11.5 45 14.3 51 11.9 -20.0% -4.0%
San Juan, PR 49 11.0 50 12.2 43 15.3 -10.2% -28.2%
Toledo, OH 50 11.0 49 12.5 48 13.2 -12.1% -17.2%
Total top 50b NA 2,220.1 NA 2,305.8 NA 2,075.0 -3.7% 7.0%
All ports NA 2,477.1 NA 2,564.0 NA 2,339.5 -3.4% 5.9%

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2007 and 1998 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2007 and 1998, and are not a summation of the numbers in the table.

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, 5-1 and 5-2, available at http://www.ndc.iwr.usace.army.mil/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of July 14, 2010.