Table 11-4c Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

Table 11-4c
Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Tonnage (Domestic and International): 1996

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

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Port name Total Domestic International Containerized shipments
(as percent of total tonnage)
Number
of vessel entrances/
clearances
South Louisiana, LA 189,800 106,000 83,800 NS 153,386
Houston, TX 148,200 61,100 87,100 4 122,329
New York, NY and NJ 131,600 75,100 56,500 12.6 228,526
New Orleans, LA 83,700 36,800 46,900 3.6 125,116
Baton Rouge, LA 81,000 45,200 35,800 NS 68,922
Corpus Christi, TX 80,500 23,800 56,600 NS 32,957
Valdez, AK 77,100 75,000 2,200 NS 3,186
Plaquemine, LA 66,900 46,200 20,700 NS 65,780
Long Beach, CA 58,400 22,400 36,000 35 56,465
Texas City, TX 56,400 21,100 35,300 NS 23,462
Pittsburgh, PA 50,900 50,900 - NS 118,283
Mobile, AL 50,900 25,400 25,500 NS 47,943
Tampa, FL 49,300 32,500 16,800 NS 10,234
Norfolk Harbor, VA 49,300 10,400 38,900 15 32,064
Lake Charles, LA 49,100 19,700 29,400 NS 49,303
Los Angeles, CA 45,700 17,900 27,800 37.8 37,226
Baltimore, MD 43,600 14,000 29,600 8.7 34,208
Philadelphia, PA 41,900 13,000 28,900 2.6 25,185
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 41,400 30,200 11,200 NS 2,400
Port Arthur, TX 37,200 6,500 30,700 NS 12,890
Subtotal-top 20 ports 1,322,800 623,400 699,400 6 1,249,865
Tonnage, total all U.S. water ports 2,284,100 1,100,700 1,183,400 NA NA
Percent of tonnage of all U.S. water ports 57.9 56.6 59.1 6 NA

KEY: NA = Not applicable. NS = Not significant.

NOTE: Ports are ranked by total tonnage.

SOURCES

Tonnage: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Waterborne Commerce of the United States, National Summaries, Part 5. (New Orleans, LA:1996).

Percent of containerized shipments: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Navigation Data Center. Special tabulation. (New Orleans, LA:1998).