Table 14 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Weight

Table 14 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Weight

(Millions of tons)

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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 R69.4 23 26.7  R159.6
7 Baton Rouge, LA 63.7 5 78.1  -18.5
8 Plaquemine, LA R62.5 8 56.6  R10.4
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 R50.7 16 40.9  R24.0
14 Texas City, TX 49.5 12 48.1  3.0
15 Mobile, AL R45.4 15 41.1  R10.4
16 Duluth-Superior, MN & WI 42.3 17 40.8  3.8
17 Los Angeles, CA 42.3 13 46.4  -8.7
19 Norfolk Harbor, VA 40.8 9 53.7  -24.1
18 Philadelphia, PA 39.3 14 41.8  -6.0
20 Baltimore, MD 37.3 18 39.5  -5.7
  Total top 20 R1,434.2   1,334.4 7.5

Key: R = revised.

Note: See table 18 for top 20 freight gateways by value.

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.