Table 1-51: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments

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Gateway Type 2013 2012
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 42.6 170.2 212.9 1 44.2 172.7 216.9
New York, NY Water 2 52.4 149.5 201.9 2 56.2 153.3 209.6
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 3 96.4 93.4 189.7 3 95.0 87.6 182.7
Long Beach, CA Water 4 37.3 143.6 180.9 5 34.2 133.1 167.3
Laredo, TX Land 5 82.9 91.7 174.6 6 76.6 86.8 163.4
Houston, TX Water 6 93.1 74.4 167.5 4 93.0 83.5 176.5
Detroit, MI Land 7 64.0 59.3 123.4 7 70.4 60.4 130.9
Chicago, IL Air 8 38.9 83.3 122.2 8 37.1 80.3 117.5
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 41.8 45.8 87.6 9 40.4 44.8 85.3
Port Huron, MI Land 10 40.2 41.6 81.8 11 40.3 40.8 81.1
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 11 43.5 38.2 81.6 10 44.6 38.5 83.1
Miami International Airport, FL Air 12 39.6 32.6 72.2 13 43.9 25.0 68.9
Norfolk, VA Water 13 33.8 37.5 71.3 14 30.3 35.6 65.9
Savannah, GA Water 14 27.8 43.3 71.1 12 32.4 42.7 75.2
New Orleans, LA Air 15 26.3 41.9 68.2 17 25.2 37.9 63.1
El Paso, TX Land 16 30.4 36.1 66.5 15 29.7 35.9 65.6
Charleston, SC Water 17 24.4 40.7 65.2 16 23.4 40.2 63.6
Baltimore, MD Water 18 20.9 31.8 52.7 18 21.8 32.1 53.9
Tacoma, WA Water 19 11.6 39.4 51.0 21 9.7 37.6 47.3
Cleveland, OH Air 20 25.7 21.9 47.7 25 23.9 16.4 40.4
Oakland, CA Water 21 19.9 27.5 47.4 22 18.8 26.6 45.4
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 22 28.1 18.1 46.2 19 26.1 23.1 49.2
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 23 17.4 27.8 45.2 20 17.9 30.3 48.2
Atlanta, GA Air 24 12.8 31.5 44.3 27 13.0 23.2 36.2
New Orleans, LA Water 25 24.0 15.3 39.3 24 23.9 17.3 41.2
Otay Mesa, CA Land 26 13.1 22.9 36.1 29 12.3 22.4 34.8
Beaumont, TX Water 27 6.6 25.9 32.6 30 6.1 25.8 31.9
Anchorage, AK Air 28 9.5 23.0 32.6 23 9.7 34.7 44.4
Nogales, AZ Land 29 10.3 17.4 27.7 38 8.9 14.6 23.5
Hidalgo, TX Land 30 10.8 16.6 27.4 35 10.1 15.6 25.7
Pembina, ND Land 31 17.0 10.2 27.2 37 14.3 10.6 24.9
Seattle, WA Water 32 7.4 19.6 27.0 26 10.5 27.4 37.8
Miami, FL Water 33 11.1 14.7 25.8 33 11.8 14.7 26.5
Corpus Christie, TX Water 34 10.9 14.7 25.6 31 10.8 18.1 28.9
Morgan City, LA Water 35 2.1 22.1 24.2 28 1.0 34.3 35.3
Port Everglades, FL Water 36 13.5 10.4 23.9 40 14.0 9.1 23.1
Jacksonville, FL Water 37 12.3 11.2 23.5 41 11.7 11.3 23.1
Houston, TX Land 38 9.6 13.9 23.5 34 9.9 16.1 26.0
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 39 9.4 13.6 23.0 42 9.4 13.0 22.5
Gramercy, LA Water 40 14.5 8.1 22.6 32 17.9 8.8 26.8
Texas City, TX Water 41 9.6 12.0 21.7 36 6.9 18.6 25.5
Eagle Pass, TX Land 42 7.1 14.3 21.4 43 7.8 13.8 21.6
Blaine, WA Land 43 13.0 8.0 21.0 44 12.9 7.3 20.2
Philadelphia, PA Water 44 2.8 17.0 19.8 39 2.6 20.8 23.3
Portal, ND Land 45 12.3 7.1 19.4 48 12.4 5.6 18.0
Lake Charles, LA Water 46 5.8 13.4 19.2 45 5.0 14.9 19.9
Brunswick, GA Water 47 5.0 14.2 19.2 50 4.7 13.1 17.8
Santa Teresa, NM Land 48 8.7 10.2 18.9 46 8.1 11.8 19.9
Port Arthur, TX Water 49 7.9 10.7 18.6 59 4.0 9.7 13.7
Sweetgrass, MT Land 50 9.9 7.3 17.2 49 10.0 8.0 17.9
Total top 50 gatewaysa     1,216.1 1,795.1 3,011.2   1,211.0 1,804.6 3,015.6

aData for 2012 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2012 and is not a summation of the numbers on the table.

KEY: R = revised.

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, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Anchorage, and Cleveland.

SOURCES

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, November 2014.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American Transborder Freight Data, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/ as of November 2014.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2014.