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

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Ports 2013 2012 2003 Percent change 2012-2013 Percent change 2003-2013
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 238.6 1 252.1 1 198.8 -5.3% 20.0%
Houston, TX 2 229.2 2 238.2 2 190.9 -3.8% 20.1%
New York, NY and NJ 3 123.3 3 132.0 3 145.9 -6.6% -15.5%
Beaumont, TX 4 94.4 5 78.5 4 87.5 20.2% 7.8%
Long Beach, CA 5 84.5 6 77.4 8 69.2 9.2% 22.1%
New Orleans, LA 6 77.2 4 79.3 5 83.8 -2.8% -8.0%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 76.2 7 69.0 7 77.2 10.4% -1.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 8 63.9 9 60.0 10 61.3 6.5% 4.3%
Los Angeles, CA 9 57.9 8 61.8 13 51.3 -6.3% 12.9%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 10 56.9 10 58.3 11 55.9 -2.4% 1.7%
Lake Charles, LA 11 56.6 13 54.4 12 53.4 4.0% 6.0%
Mobile, AL 12 54.0 12 54.9 14 50.2 -1.6% 7.5%
Texas City, TX 13 49.7 11 56.7 9 61.3 -12.4% -19.0%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 14 48.9 15 46.2 23 31.2 5.8% 56.7%
Huntington - Tristate 15 46.8 14 52.9 6 77.6 -11.5% -39.7%
Baltimore, MD 16 36.6 16 42.1 18 40.2 -13.1% -9.0%
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 17 36.5 19 34.7 19 38.3 5.2% -4.9%
Port Arthur, TX 18 34.7 23 30.6 27 27.2 13.3% 27.7%
St. Louis, MO and IL 19 33.6 18 35.0 21 32.4 -4.0% 3.5%
Pittsburgh, PA 20 32.7 17 35.2 17 41.7 -6.9% -21.4%
Pascagoula, MS 21 32.4 21 33.8 22 31.3 -4.0% 3.6%
Tampa, FL 22 32.4 22 31.7 16 48.3 2.4% -32.8%
Savannah, GA 23 32.0 20 34.1 32 23.4 -6.3% 36.9%
Newport News, VA 24 29.8 24 30.5 52 10.3 -2.4% 190.2%
Valdez, AK 25 28.2 26 27.9 15 49.9 1.0% -43.5%
Philadelphia, PA 26 26.0 25 28.5 20 33.2 -8.7% -21.7%
Richmond, CA 27 23.5 30 22.6 34 23.0 4.4% 2.4%
Portland, OR 28 23.4 27 25.5 28 26.8 -8.3% -12.6%
Tacoma, WA 29 22.9 28 24.9 35 23.0 -8.1% -0.3%
Port Everglades, FL 30 21.7 32 21.1 33 23.0 2.8% -5.8%
Seattle, WA 31 20.6 29 23.7 38 19.4 -13.4% 5.7%
Freeport, TX 32 19.7 31 22.1 24 30.5 -10.7% -35.4%
Oakland, CA 33 19.3 34 17.7 46 12.6 9.1% 53.1%
Paulsboro, NJ 34 19.1 35 17.4 26 27.3 10.1% -29.9%
Charleston, SC 35 18.5 33 19.1 30 25.2 -3.0% -26.5%
Boston, MA 36 17.1 37 16.3 31 24.8 4.7% -31.2%
Two Harbors, MN 37 16.7 38 16.2 45 13.0 3.1% 28.2%
Jacksonville, FL 38 16.5 39 15.4 37 21.7 6.9% -24.2%
Chicago, IL 39 15.4 36 17.1 36 22.6 -9.7% -31.8%
Honolulu, HI 40 14.3 40 14.3 40 17.8 -0.3% -20.0%
Memphis, TN 41 14.2 41 13.6 39 18.2 5.0% -21.7%
Longview, WA 42 13.7 45 12.2 75 5.0 12.5% 172.9%
Detroit, MI 43 13.0 43 12.9 43 14.3 0.4% -9.3%
Indiana Harbor, IN 44 12.4 42 13.2 44 14.1 -6.2% -12.6%
Portland, ME 45 12.0 44 12.8 25 29.2 -6.1% -58.7%
Marcus Hook, PA 46 11.9 79 4.3 29 26.2 179.0% -54.4%
Cincinnati, OH 47 11.7 51 11.1 48 11.8 5.0% -1.2%
Cleveland, OH 48 11.5 50 11.3 47 12.6 1.2% -9.2%
Galveston, TX 49 11.4 47 11.6 63 7.5 -1.8% 51.2%
Albany, NY 50 11.0 60 7.5 62 7.7 46.7% 44.0%
Total top 50b NA 2,104.5 NA 2,132.8 NA 2,151.3 -1.3% -2.2%
All ports NA 2,274.8 NA 2,306.8 NA 2,394.3 -1.4% -5.0%

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2012 and 2003 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2012 and 2003, 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, and 5-2, available at http://www.navigationdatacenter.us/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Sept. 3, 2015.