Table 1-51: Top U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments (Current $ billions)

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Gateway Type 2012 (R) 2011
Rank Exports Imports Total Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 44.2 172.7 216.9 1 44.2 170.4 214.6
New York, NY Water 2 56.2 153.3 209.6 2 56.9 150.2 207.1
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 3 95.0 87.6 182.7 3 96.0 93.8 189.8
Houston, TX Water 4 93.0 83.5 176.5 4 87.3 80.3 167.6
Long Beach, CA Water 5 34.2 133.1 167.3 5 34.4 119.0 153.4
Laredo, TX Land 6 76.6 86.8 163.4 6 67.7 77.0 144.6
Detroit, MI Land 7 70.4 60.4 130.9 7 65.8 54.5 120.3
Chicago, IL Air 8 37.1 80.3 117.5 8 35.9 79.6 115.5
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 40.4 44.8 85.3 9 40.5 42.7 83.2
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 44.6 38.5 83.1 11 44.0 38.0 82.0
Port Huron, MI Land 11 40.3 40.8 81.1 10 39.9 43.1 83.0
Savannah, GA Water 12 32.4 42.7 75.2 12 30.9 40.7 71.7
Miami International Airport, FL Air 13 43.9 25.0 68.9 13 40.9 20.1 61.0
Norfolk, VA Water 14 30.3 35.6 65.9 17 28.2 29.5 57.7
El Paso, TX Land 15 29.7 35.9 65.6 14 26.7 33.0 59.8
Charleston, SC Water 16 23.4 40.2 63.6 16 22.2 36.7 58.9
New Orleans, LA Air 17 25.2 37.9 63.1 15 24.3 35.1 59.4
Baltimore, MD Water 18 21.8 32.1 53.9 18 20.5 30.6 51.1
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 19 26.1 23.1 49.2 19 26.5 23.8 50.3
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 20 17.9 30.3 48.2 21 17.0 28.6 45.6
Tacoma, WA Water 21 9.7 37.6 47.3 27 6.5 28.3 34.7
Oakland, CA Water 22 18.8 26.6 45.4 20 18.1 28.0 46.1
Anchorage, AK Air 23 9.7 34.7 44.4 22 9.9 34.5 44.5
New Orleans, LA Water 24 23.9 17.3 41.2 24 23.2 19.2 42.4
Cleveland, OH Air 25 23.9 16.4 40.4 25 22.8 15.2 37.9
Seattle, WA Water 26 10.5 27.4 37.8 23 14.0 29.2 43.1
Atlanta, GA Air 27 13.0 23.2 36.2 26 13.4 23.8 37.2
Morgan City, LA Water 28 1.0 34.3 35.3 28 0.3 33.9 34.2
Otay Mesa, CA Land 29 12.3 22.4 34.8 29 11.5 21.7 33.2
Beaumont, TX Water 30 6.1 25.8 31.9 30 7.1 25.2 32.2
Corpus Christi, TX Water 31 10.8 18.1 28.9 31 10.1 20.4 30.5
Gramercy, LA Water 32 17.9 8.8 26.8 32 14.9 11.7 26.6
Miami, FL Water 33 11.8 14.7 26.5 33 11.9 14.1 26.1
Hidalgo, TX Land 34 10.1 15.6 25.7 36 9.6 14.8 24.5
Texas City, TX Water 35 6.9 18.6 25.5 34 5.5 19.6 25.1
Pembina, ND Land 36 14.3 10.6 24.9 40 13.0 9.1 22.1
Nogales, AZ Land 37 8.9 14.6 23.5 39 8.1 14.0 22.1
Philadelphia, PA Water 38 2.6 20.8 23.3 35 2.6 22.2 24.8
Port Everglades, FL Water 39 14.0 9.1 23.1 38 13.2 8.9 22.1
Jacksonville, FL Water 40 11.7 11.3 23.1 41 10.8 10.1 20.9
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 41 9.4 13.0 22.5 37 10.1 14.1 24.3
Eagle Pass, TX Land 42 7.8 13.8 21.6 45 7.6 12.0 19.6
Blaine, WA Land 43 12.9 7.3 20.2 46 12.1 6.8 18.9
Lake Charles, LA Water 44 5.0 14.9 19.9 44 4.3 15.5 19.8
Santa Teresa, NM Land 45 8.1 11.8 19.9 48 7.5 10.3 17.8
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX Air 46 9.9 8.4 18.3 42 10.3 9.9 20.2
Portal, ND Land 47 12.4 5.6 18.0 52 10.7 5.2 15.9
Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 10.0 8.0 17.9 49 9.4 7.9 17.2
Brunswick, GA Water 49 4.7 13.1 17.8 57 3.4 10.6 14.0
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 50 8.4 9.0 17.4 43 10.2 9.6 19.9
Total top 50 gatewaysa     1,209.5 1,797.5 3,007.0   1,158.0 1,741.5 2,899.6

aData for 2011 is based on the top 50 freight gateways in 2011 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 2013.

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 2013.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2013.