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 1993 2003 % change 1993-2003
Rank Total tons Rank Total tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 193.7 1 198.8 2.6
Houston, TX 2 141.4 2 190.9 34.9
New York, NY and NJ 3 116.7 3 145.8 25.0
Beaumont, TX 25 25.4 4 87.5 244.5
New Orleans, LA 6 67.3 5 83.8 24.6
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PAa N N 6 77.6 N
Corpus Christi, TX 7 59.6 7 77.2 29.5
Long Beach, CA 8 54.3 8 69.1 27.4
Texas City, TX 9 53.6 9 61.3 14.3
Baton Rouge, LA 5 85.1 10 61.2 -28.0
Plaquemine, LA 10 53.1 11 55.9 5.3
Lake Charles, LA 12 45.4 12 53.3 17.4
Los Angeles, CA 16 43.6 13 51.3 17.7
Mobile, AL 15 43.9 14 50.2 14.2
Valdez, AK 4 85.7 15 49.8 -41.8
Tampa, FL 13 44.9 16 48.2 7.2
Pittsburgh, PA 14 44.4 17 41.6 -6.3
Baltimore, MD 20 37.1 18 40.1 8.1
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 19 37.6 19 38.3 1.8
Philadelphia, PA 17 42.7 20 33.2 -22.1
Totalb   1276.3   1,516 18.8

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 27 for top 20 freight gateways by value of shipments.

Sources: 1993-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 1993, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 1995), table 5-4. 2003-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2003, Part 5, National Summaries, table 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of October 2005.