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 metric 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 172,200 96,204 75,996 NS 153,386
Houston, TX 134,432 55,452 78,979 4 122,329
New York, NY and   NJ 119,389 68,145 51,244 12.6 228,526
New Orleans, LA 75,957 33,398 42,559 3.6 125,116
Baton Rouge, LA 73,492 41,026 32,466 NS 68,922
Corpus Christi, TX 72,993 21,629 51,364 NS 32,957
Valdez, AK 69,960 68,006 1,954 NS 3,186
Plaquemine, LA 60,701 41,932 18,769 NS 65,780
Long Beach, CA 52,976 20,292 32,684 35 56,465
Texas City, TX 51,160 19,108 32,052 NS 23,462
Pittsburgh, PA 46,153 46,153 - NS 118,283
Mobile, AL 46,144 23,014 23,129 NS 47,943
Tampa, FL 44,718 29,443 15,275 NS 10,234
Norfolk Harbor, VA 44,690 9,411 35,279 15 32,064
Lake Charles, LA 44,540 17,913 26,627 NS 49,303
Los Angeles, CA 41,449 16,267 25,183 37.8 37,226
Baltimore, MD 39,511 12,696 26,814 8.7 34,208
Philadelphia, PA 37,996 11,807 26,188 2.6 25,185
Duluth-Superior, MN   and WI 37,557 27,440 10,116 NS 2,400
Port Arthur, TX 33,710 5,896 27,813 NS 12,890
Subtotal-top 20 ports 1,200,060 565,569 634,491 6 1,249,865
Tonnage, total all  U.S. water ports 2,072,090 998,529 1,073,561 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).