Table 13 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports

Table 13 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports

(Million tons)

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1999 1990
Rank Port Total
tons
Rank Total
tons
%
change
1990-99
1 South Louisiana, LA 214.2 1 194.2 10.3
2 Houston, TX 158.8 3 126.2 25.9
3 New York, NY & NJ 133.7 2 140.0 -4.5
4 New Orleans, LA 87.5 6 62.7 39.5
5 Corpus Christi, TX 78.1 7 62.0 25.9
6 Beaumont, TX 69.5 23 26.7 160.0
7 Baton Rouge, LA 63.7 5 78.1 18.5
8 Plaquemine, LA 62.4 8 56.6 10.3
9 Long Beach, CA 60.9 10 52.4 16.2
10 Valdez, AK 53.4 4 96.0 -44.3
11 Pittsburgh, PA 52.9 19 35.5 49.0
12 Tampa, FL 51.5 11 51.6 -0.2
13 Lake Charles, LA 50.8 16 40.9 24.3
14 Texas City, TX 49.5 12 48.1 3.0
15 Mobile, AL 45.5 15 41.1 10.6
16 Duluth-Superior, MN & WI 42.3 17 40.8 3.8
17 Los Angeles, CA 42.3 13 46.4 -8.7
18 Norfolk Harbor, VA 40.8 9 53.7 -24.1
19 Philadelphia, PA 39.3 14 41.8 -6.0
20 Baltimore, MD 37.3 18 39.5 -5.7
  Total top 20 1,434.40   1,334.40 7.5

Sources: 1990—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1990, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 1993), table 5-2.1999—Ibid. Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1999, Part 5, National Summaries, personal communication.