Table 6-5b Top Land Freight Crossing Ports, Mexican-U.S. Border: 1996

Table 6-5b
Top Land Freight Crossing Ports, Mexican-U.S. Border: 1996

(Thousands of truck or rail car crossings)

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Port name Northbound Southbound Total
Truck      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 3,235 N N
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 1,016 517 U
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 556 N N
Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 531 N N
Nogales, AZ/Nogales, Son. 229 N N
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 226 198 424
Rail (number of full and empty rail cars)      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 286 201 487
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 116 112 228
Eagle Pass, TX/Piedras Negras, Coah. 62 39 101
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 51 16 67
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 22 16 38
Nogales, AZ/ Nogales, Son. 25 6 31

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

North and Southbound

Truck: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles.

Northbound

Trucks: Data are for loaded and empty trucks.

Rail: Data include both loaded and unloaded rail cars.

Southbound

Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Trucks: Data are for loaded trucks only.

Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps., Trucks: Data are for loaded and empty trucks.

Rail: Data include both loaded and unloaded rail cars.

SOURCES

Northbound

U.S. Department of Treasury. U.S. Customs Service. Office of Field Operations. Operations Management Database. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Southbound

Trucks: Data compiled by Texas A&M International University, Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development based on original data from bridge operators. Web site: www.tamiu.edu/coba/txcntr/

Rail: Instituto Mexicano del Transporte. Manual Estadístico del Sector Transporte 1996. (Querétaro, Qro.: 1998).