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

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

(Millions of tons shipped)

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Port 2001 1991 % change 1991-2001
Rank Total tons Rank Total tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 212.6 1 189.7 12.1
Houston, TX 2 185.1 2 131.5 40.7
New York, NY & NJ 3 137.5 3 126.9 8.4
New Orleans, LA 4 85.6 6 60.9 40.6
Beaumont, TX 5 79.1 26 22.4 253.5
Corpus Christi, TX 6 77.6 7 59.1 31.4
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PAa 7 76.7 N N N
Long Beach, CA 8 67.6 10 52.9 27.9
Texas City, TX 9 62.3 13 43.3 43.8
Baton Rouge, LA 10 61.4 5 87.6 -29.9
Plaquemine, LA 11 60.7 8 53.8 12.9
Pittsburgh, PA 12 53.0 19 31.3 69.5
Lake Charles, LA 13 52.8 15 41.2 28.1
Los Angeles, CA 14 51.4 12 47.0 9.3
Valdez, AK 15 51.0 4 99.6 -48.8
Mobile, AL 16 48.1 14 41.3 16.4
Philadelphia, PA 17 46.4 18 37.3 24.5
Tampa, FL 18 45.8 11 49.5 -7.6
Baltimore, MD 19 42.1 16 37.7 11.5
Duluth-Superior, MN & WI 20 39.8 17 37.7 5.6
Total top 20b   1,459.8   1,250.7 16.7

a Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA, is a newly defined port since the release of the 1991 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: 1991--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Years 1991 and 1992, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 1993), table 5-2. 2001-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2001, Part 5, National Summaries,available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, table 5-2.