Table 4-15 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2004

Table 4-15 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2004

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Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
South Louisiana, LA 224.2
Houston, TX 202.1
New York, NY and NJ 152.4
Beaumont, TX 91.7
Long Beach, CA 79.7
Corpus Christi, TX 78.9
New Orleans, LA 78.1
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA 77.3
Texas City, TX 68.3
Baton Rouge, LA 57.1
Mobile, AL 56.2
Lake Charles, LA 54.7
Plaquemines, LA 54.4
Los Angeles, CA 51.4
Tampa, FL 48.3
Baltimore, MD 47.4
Valdez, AK 46.8
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 45.4
Pittsburgh, PA 41.0
Philadelphia, PA 35.2
Total, top 20 1,591
Total, all ports 2,552

Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
Long Beach, CA 5,185
Los Angeles, CA 3,901
New York, NY and NJ 3,409
Tacoma, WA 1,626
Oakland, CA 1,510
Charleston, SC 1,423
Savannah, GA 1,309
Norfolk Harbor, VA 1,308
Houston, TX 1,236
Seattle, WA 1,199
Honolulu, HI 1,150
Miami, FL 818
Jacksonville, FL 749
Anchorage, AK 604
Port Everglades, FL 502
Baltimore, MD 444
New Orleans, LA 275
Portland, OR 229
Gulfport, MS 184
Wilmington, DE 150
Total, top 20 27,211
Total, all ports 29,927

Note: Includes exports, imports, and domestic shipments. See table 5-8 for top 20 freight gateways by value of shipments.
TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU.

Sources: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2004, Part 5, National Summaries, table 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of April 2006. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Container Traffic for U.S. Ports and all 50 States and U.S. Territories, Port TEUs, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of July 2006.