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

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  2011 2010 2001 Percent change 2010-2011 Percent change 2001-2011
Ports Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions) Rank Total tons (Millions)
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 246.5 1 236.3 1 212.6 4.3% 16.0%
Houston, TX 2 237.8 2 227.1 2 185.1 4.7% 28.5%
New York, NY and NJ 3 139.2 3 139.2 3 137.5 0.0% 1.2%
Long Beach, CA 4 80.3 5 75.4 8 67.6 6.4% 18.7%
New Orleans, LA 5 77.2 7 72.4 4 85.6 6.6% -9.9%
Beaumont, TX 6 73.7 4 77.0 5 79.1 -4.3% -6.9%
Corpus Christi, TX 7 70.5 6 73.7 6 77.6 -4.2% -9.1%
Los Angeles, CA 8 65.0 8 62.4 14 51.4 4.2% 26.5%
Huntington - Tristate 9 58.6 9 61.5 7 76.7 -4.8% -23.6%
Baton Rouge, LA 10 57.9 13 55.5 10 61.4 4.2% -5.8%
Texas City, TX 11 57.8 10 56.6 9 62.3 2.1% -7.2%
Mobile, AL 12 55.6 12 55.7 16 48.1 -0.3% 15.5%
Lake Charles, LA 13 54.2 14 54.6 13 52.8 -0.7% 2.7%
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 14 54.1 11 55.8 11 60.7 -3.1% -10.9%
Norfolk Harbor, VA 15 47.4 15 41.6 21 37.3 13.9% 26.9%
Baltimore, MD 16 44.9 16 39.6 19 42.1 13.2% 6.6%
Pascagoula, MS 17 36.9 17 37.3 25 29.5 -1.1% 24.7%
St. Louis, MO and IL 18 36.5 24 30.8 22 34.4 18.6% 6.0%
Savannah, GA 19 35.5 19 34.7 36 19.4 2.2% 82.9%
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 20 35.1 18 36.6 20 39.8 -4.1% -11.9%
Pittsburgh, PA 21 33.8 22 33.8 12 53.0 -0.1% -36.2%
Tampa, FL 22 31.4 20 34.2 18 45.8 -8.2% -31.4%
Philadelphia, PA 23 30.6 21 34.0 17 46.4 -10.0% -33.9%
Port Arthur, TX 24 30.3 25 30.2 28 22.8 0.1% 32.8%
Valdez, AK 25 29.8 23 31.9 15 51.0 -6.5% -41.5%
Seattle, WA 26 26.6 26 27.2 34 20.5 -2.1% 29.5%
Portland, OR 27 25.5 28 25.9 26 28.5 -1.8% -10.6%
Newport News, VA 28 25.2 32 20.8 44 13.9 20.9% 81.8%
Richmond, CA 29 24.3 29 24.2 32 21.2 0.3% 14.3%
Tacoma, WA 30 24.2 30 22.4 35 20.5 7.8% 17.7%
Freeport, TX 31 23.3 27 26.7 24 30.1 -12.6% -22.7%
Port Everglades, FL 32 21.0 33 20.2 30 21.9 3.6% -4.4%
Chicago, IL 33 20.4 37 18.5 29 22.0 9.8% -7.4%
Marcus Hook, PA 34 18.8 31 21.9 37 19.1 -14.2% -1.6%
Oakland, CA 35 18.5 36 18.6 47 12.3 -0.6% 50.7%
Boston, MA 36 18.4 35 19.1 33 20.6 -3.6% -10.6%
Charleston, SC 37 17.9 39 18.0 27 23.3 -0.4% -22.9%
Paulsboro, NJ 38 17.6 40 17.5 31 21.3 0.5% -17.3%
Jacksonville, FL 39 16.8 34 19.1 38 17.8 -12.0% -5.5%
Two Harbors, MN 40 15.6 42 13.9 49 11.9 12.6% 31.6%
Galveston, TX 41 13.7 41 13.9 57 9.0 -1.5% 52.1%
Detroit, MI 42 13.7 43 13.4 39 17.0 2.5% -19.1%
Portland, ME 43 13.2 38 18.2 26 28.5 -27.4% -53.7%
Honolulu, HI 44 12.7 53 8.9 42 16.6 42.2% -23.6%
Memphis, TN 45 12.6 46 12.2 40 16.9 3.8% -25.4%
Kalama, WA 46 12.2 45 12.3 69 6.6 -0.2% 84.3%
Indiana Harbor, IN 47 12.0 50 10.2 45 13.6 17.8% -11.8%
Anacortes, WA 48 12.0 56 8.5 41 16.8 41.6% -28.6%
Cincinnati, OH 49 11.7 44 12.7 43 14.1 -7.7% -16.8%
Cleveland, OH 50 11.6 48 10.8 48 11.9 7.2% -3.1%
Total top 50b NA 2,159.7 NA 2,127.8 NA 2,146.8 1.5% 0.6%
All ports NA 2,367.5 NA 2,334.4 NA 2,393.3 1.4% -1.1%

KEY: NA = not applicable.

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2010 and 2001 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2010 and 2001, 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.ndc.iwr.usace.army.mil/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of May 16, 2013.