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

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Ports 2012 2011 2002 Percent change 2011-2012 Percent change 2002-2012
Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 252.1 1 246.5 1 216.4 2.3% 16.5%
Houston, TX 2 238.2 2 237.8 2 177.6 0.2% 34.1%
New York, NY and NJ 3 132.0 3 139.2 3 134.5 -5.1% -1.8%
New Orleans, LA 4 79.3 5 77.2 5 85.0 2.8% -6.7%
Beaumont, TX 5 78.5 6 73.7 4 85.9 6.6% -8.6%
Long Beach, CA 6 77.4 4 80.3 8 67.9 -3.6% 14.0%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 69.0 7 70.5 7 72.0 -2.2% -4.2%
Los Angeles, CA 8 61.8 8 65.0 12 52.2 -4.9% 18.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 9 60.0 10 57.9 9 60.6 3.7% -1.0%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 10 58.3 14 54.1 10 59.1 7.7% -1.4%
Texas City, TX 11 56.7 11 57.8 11 55.2 -1.8% 2.7%
Mobile, AL 12 54.9 12 55.6 17 46.0 -1.2% 19.3%
Lake Charles, LA 13 54.4 13 54.2 16 47.5 0.2% 14.4%
Huntington - Tristate 14 52.9 9 58.6 6 81.1 -9.6% -34.7%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 15 46.2 15 47.4 23 27.9 -2.4% 65.7%
Baltimore, MD 16 42.1 16 44.9 19 38.8 -6.2% 8.4%
Pittsburgh, PA 17 35.2 21 33.8 13 52.1 3.9% -32.5%
St. Louis, MO and IL 18 35.0 18 36.5 21 32.6 -4.1% 7.3%
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 19 34.7 20 35.1 18 44.2 -1.2% -21.5%
Savannah, GA 20 34.1 19 35.5 33 20.7 -3.7% 65.2%
Pascagoula, MS 21 33.8 17 36.9 22 31.9 -8.3% 6.0%
Tampa, FL 22 31.7 22 31.4 15 48.4 0.8% -34.6%
Port Arthur, TX 23 30.6 24 30.3 30 22.7 1.1% 35.0%
Newport News, VA 24 30.5 28 25.2 49 11.3 21.1% 170.0%
Philadelphia, PA 25 28.5 23 30.6 20 34.1 -6.8% -16.3%
Valdez, AK 26 27.9 25 29.8 14 50.5 -6.5% -44.8%
Portland, OR 27 25.5 27 25.5 26 26.6 0.3% -4.1%
Tacoma, WA 28 24.9 30 24.2 34 20.6 3.2% 21.0%
Seattle, WA 29 23.7 26 26.6 37 19.6 -10.8% 21.2%
Richmond, CA 30 22.6 29 24.3 31 21.9 -7.0% 3.0%
Freeport, TX 31 22.1 31 23.3 24 27.2 -5.3% -18.7%
Port Everglades, FL 32 21.1 32 21.0 32 21.3 0.7% -0.8%
Charleston, SC 33 19.1 37 17.9 29 25.0 6.6% -23.6%
Oakland, CA 34 17.7 35 18.5 46 12.5 -4.1% 42.3%
Paulsboro, NJ 35 17.4 38 17.6 27 26.4 -1.2% -34.2%
Chicago, IL 36 17.1 33 20.4 35 20.4 -16.0% -16.2%
Boston, MA 37 16.3 36 18.4 36 20.4 -11.4% -19.8%
Two Harbors, MN 38 16.2 40 15.6 43 14.9 3.7% 8.8%
Jacksonville, FL 39 15.4 39 16.8 38 17.9 -8.4% -13.9%
Honolulu, HI 40 14.3 44 12.7 40 16.6 13.1% -13.9%
Memphis, TN 41 13.6 45 12.6 41 16.4 7.6% -17.3%
Indiana Harbor, IN 42 13.2 47 12.0 44 13.8 9.9% -4.9%
Detroit, MI 43 12.9 42 13.7 39 17.3 -5.9% -25.3%
Portland, ME 44 12.8 43 13.2 25 27.1 -2.7% -52.7%
Longview, WA 45 12.2 63 6.8 78 4.7 78.7% 159.1%
Anacortes, WA 46 11.7 48 12.0 42 15.4 -1.9% -23.6%
Galveston, TX 47 11.6 41 13.7 58 9.1 -15.5% 27.2%
Matagorda Port Lv Pt Com, TX 47 11.6 54 9.3 56 9.6 24.2% 20.8%
Kalama, WA 49 11.5 46 12.2 70 6.4 -5.8% 80.4%
Cleveland, OH 50 11.3 50 11.6 48 11.4 -2.2% -0.9%
Total top 50b NA 2,131.8 NA 2,159.7   2,110.4 -1.3% 1.0%
All ports NA 2,306.8 NA 2,367.5   2,340.3 -2.6% -1.4%

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2011 and 2002 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2011 and 2002, 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. 15, 2014.