Table 21 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight

Table 21 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight

(Millions of tons)

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Port 1992 2002 % change
1992-2002
Rank Total
tons
Rank Total
tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 199.7 1.0 216.4 8.4
Houston, TX 2 137.7 2.0 177.6 29.0
New York, NY & NJ 3 115.3 3.0 134.5 16.6
Beaumont, TX 26 22.4 4.0 85.9 283.8
New Orleans, LA 6 66.4 5.0 85.0 27.9
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PAa N N 6.0 81.1 N
Corpus Christi, TX 7 60.9 7.0 72.0 18.3
Long Beach, CA 10 52.0 8.0 67.9 30.4
Baton Rouge, LA 5 84.7 9.0 60.6 -28.5
Plaquemine, LA 8 58.5 10.0 59.1 1.1
Texas City, TX 13 43.1 11.0 55.2 28.1
Los Angeles, CA 15 40.1 12.0 52.2 30.2
Pittsburgh, PA 19 34.3 13.0 52.1 51.7
Valdez, AK 4 93.7 14.0 50.5 -46.1
Tampa, FL 11 46.4 15.0 48.4 4.2
Lake Charles, LA 12 44.0 16.0 47.5 7.9
Mobile, AL 14 40.5 17.0 46.0 13.7
Duluth-Superior, MN & WI 17 39.3 18.0 44.2 12.4
Baltimore, MD 18 37.7 19.0 38.8 3.1
Philadelphia, PA 16 39.7 20.0 34.1 -14.0
Total top 20b   1256.4   1509.0 20.1

a Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA, is a newly defined port. Data collection began in 2000. b For purposes of comparison, Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA, is excluded.

Key: N = data are nonexistent.

Note: See table 26 for top 20 freight gateways by value.

Sources: 1992--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 5-4.
2002-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2002, Part 5, National Summaries, table 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of October 2004.