Table 1-57: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tons

Table 1-57: Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tons

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Ports 2009 2008 1999 Percent change 2008-2009 Percent change 1999-2009
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 212.6 1 224.0 1 214.2 -5.1% 4.6%
Houston, TX 2 211.3 2 212.2 2 158.8 -0.4% 33.6%
New York, NY and NJ 3 144.7 3 153.5 3 133.7 -5.7% 14.8%
Long Beach, CA 4 72.5 4 80.2 9 60.9 -9.6% 31.7%
Corpus Christi, TX 5 68.2 5 76.8 5 78.1 -11.1% -1.7%
New Orleans, LA 6 68.1 6 73.0 4 87.5 -6.7% -16.6%
Beaumont, TX 7 67.7 7 69.5 6 69.4 -2.5% 0.1%
Huntington - Tristate 8 59.2 8 69.3 29 22.3 -14.7% 210.7%
Los Angeles, CA 9 58.4 11 59.8 17 42.3 -2.3% 41.5%
Texas City, TX 10 52.6 13 52.6 14 49.5 0.1% 6.3%
Lake Charles, LA 11 52.3 12 53.8 13 50.7 -2.8% 6.0%
Mobile, AL 12 52.2 9 67.6 15 45.4 -22.8% 48.8%
Baton Rouge, LA 13 51.9 14 51.8 7 63.7 0.2% -18.7%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 14 50.9 10 63.7 8 62.5 -20.2% 2.1%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 15 40.3 16 44.6 18 40.8 -9.6% 9.3%
Pascagoula, MS 16 36.6 23 33.6 23 28.1 9.0% 19.6%
Tampa, FL 17 34.9 19 39.7 12 51.5 -12.1% -23.0%
Valdez, AK 18 34.5 21 36.0 10 53.4 -4.2% -32.6%
Port Arthur, TX 19 33.8 25 31.8 37 18.3 6.5% 73.4%
Pittsburgh, PA 20 32.9 18 41.8 11 52.9 -21.4% -21.0%
Savannah, GA 21 32.3 22 35.4 38 18.2 -8.6% 94.9%
Philadelphia, PA 22 31.8 24 32.3 19 39.3 -1.6% -17.8%
St. Louis, MO and IL 23 31.3 27 29.5 21 32.7 6.2% -9.6%
Paulsboro, NJ 24 30.3 20 36.4 25 26.8 -16.8% 35.4%
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 25 30.2 15 45.3 16 42.3 -33.3% 7.2%
Baltimore, MD 26 30.1 17 43.4 20 37.3 -30.6% 16.4%
Freeport, TX 27 27.4 26 29.8 24 28.1 -8.3% 6.3%
Richmond, CA 28 25.4 30 26.4 28 22.4 -3.8% 17.9%
Seattle, WA 29 24.6 31 26.2 27 25.4 -6.0% 2.9%
Marcus Hook, PA 30 24.6 32 24.7 35 19.3 -0.4% 28.1%
Portland, OR 31 23.3 29 26.7 22 29.3 -12.6% -9.1%
Tacoma, WA 32 23.2 28 27.2 32 21.1 -14.7% 28.7%
Portland, ME 33 21.0 35 22.1 33 20.4 -5.1% 8.6%
Boston, MA 34 20.5 38 21.0 30 22.2 -2.8% -5.1%
Port Everglades, FL 35 20.1 36 21.7 31 22.1 -7.4% -1.8%
Chicago, IL 36 19.2 33 22.7 26 26.6 -15.1% -14.8%
Newport News, VA 37 18.0 34 22.6 45 14.3 -20.2% 57.6%
Jacksonville, FL 38 17.7 37 21.0 36 19.3 -16.0% 9.3%
Oakland, CA 39 17.4 40 17.8 51 11.7 -2.3% 51.7%
Charleston, SC 40 15.8 39 20.9 34 19.9 -24.4% 5.1%
Memphis, TN 41 14.0 41 16.4 40 16.6 -14.6% -1.5%
Cincinnati, OH 42 11.8 44 13.4 46 14.3 -12.5% -5.9%
San Juan, PR 43 11.3 49 11.0 42 15.6 2.9% -29.5%
Anacortes, WA 44 10.4 48 11.5 41 16.2 -9.0% -29.3%
New Haven, CT 45 10.1 55 9.7 62 8.7 4.9% 11.2%
Kalama, WA 46 9.9 46 12.9 69 7.0 -23.4% 85.9%
Galveston, TX 47 9.8 54 9.8 53 10.3 0.1% -5.4%
Toledo, OH 48 9.7 50 11.0 48 12.3 -11.6% -11.1%
Barber's Point, Oahu, HI 49 9.7 53 10.1 61 8.7 -4.6% 16.4%
Honolulu, HI 50 9.2 43 14.0 49 12.3 -34.6% 14.3%
Total top 50b NA 2,025.6 NA 2,220.1 NA 2,030.7 -8.8% 9.3%
All ports NA 2,210.8 NA 2,477.1 NA 2,322.6 -10.8% 6.7%

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2008 and 1999 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2008 and 1999, 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 June 13, 2011.