Table 26 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2003

Table 26 Top 20 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2003

(Billions of current dollars)

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Rank Gateway Exports Imports Total
1 Los Angeles, CA (w) 16.9 105.2 122.1
2 JFK International, NY (a) 46.6 65.3 111.9
3 Detroit, MI (l) 54.5 47.3 101.9
4 New York, NY and NJ (w) 24.3 76.9 101.2
5 Long Beach, CA (w) 17.2 78.7 95.9
6 Laredo, TX (l) 32.4 46.4 78.8
7 Los Angeles Internatl. Airport, CA (a) 32.6 31.2 63.8
8 Port Huron, MI (l) 22.7 39.6 62.3
9 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (l) 27.4 32 59.4
10 Chicago, IL (a) 20.6 33.7 54.3
11 Houston, TX (w) 21.4 28.5 49.9
12 San Francisco Internatl. Airport, CA (a) 20.6 26.1 46.6
13 Charleston, SC (w) 13.4 26 39.4
14 El Paso, TX (l) 16.7 22.5 39.2
15 Norfolk, VA (w) 11 18.5 29.5
16 New Orleans, LA (a) 13.7 13.7 27.4
17 Tacoma, WA (w) 5.2 21.1 26.3
18 Baltimore, MD (w) 5.7 20.3 26
19 Oakland, CA (w) 7.8 17.4 25.1
20 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (a) 11.4 12.2 23.6

Key: a = air; l = land port/border crossing; w = water port.

Notes: Trade excludes imports of less than $1,250 and exports of less than $2,500. Air: Includes a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL) include major airport(s) in that area and small regional airports. Due to Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, courier operations are included in airport totals for only JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Sources: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2004. Water-USDOT, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, August 2004. Land-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2004.