Table 18 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Weight

Table 18 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Weight

(Millions of tons)

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Port 2000 1990 % change 1990-2000
Rank Total tons Rank Total tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 215.9 1 194.2 11.2
Houston, TX 2 186.6 3 126.2 47.9
New York, NY & NJ 3 137.2 2 140.0 -2.0
New Orleans, LA 4 90.0 6 62.7 43.5
Corpus Christi, TX 5 81.3 7 62.0 31.1
Beaumont, TX 6 76.9 23 26.7 188.0
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PAa 7 76.9 N N N
Long Beach, CA 8 69.9 10 52.4 33.4
Baton Rouge, LA 9 65.2 5 78.1 -16.5
Plaquemine, LA 10 59.7 8 56.6 5.5
Texas City, TX 11 58.1 12 48.1 20.8
Pittsburgh, PA 12 53.9 19 35.5 51.8
Mobile, AL 13 53.7 15 41.1 30.7
Lake Charles, LA 14 53.0 16 40.9 29.6
Los Angeles, CA 15 48.1 13 46.4 3.7
Valdez, AK 16 48.1 4 96.0 -49.9
Tampa, FL 17 46.5 11 51.6 -9.9
Norfolk Harbor, VA 18 42.3 9 53.7 -21.2
Duluth-Superior, MN & WI 19 41.7 17 40.8 2.2
Baltimore, MD 20 40.8 18 39.5 3.3
Totalb   1468.9   1292.5 13.6

a Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA, is a newly defined port since the release of the 1990 data.

b For purposes of comparison, Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA, is excluded.

Key: N = data are nonexistent.

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. 2000-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2000, Part 5, National Summaries, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, table 5-2.