4-14 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2005

4-14 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2005

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Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
South Louisiana, LA 212.2
Houston, TX 211.7
New York, NY and NJ 152.1
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA 83.9
Long Beach, CA 79.9
Beaumont, TX 78.9
Corpus Christ, TX 77.6
New Orleans, LA 65.9
Baton Rouge, LA 59.3
Texas City, TX 57.8
Mobile, AL 57.7
Los Angeles, CA 54.9
Lake Charles, LA 52.7
Tampa, FL 49.2
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 47.9
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 44.7
Valdez, AK 44.4
Baltimore, MD 44.1
Pittsburgh, PA 43.6
Philadelphia, PA 39.4
Total, top 20 1,558
Total, all ports 2,528
Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
Long Beach, CA 5,200
Los Angeles, CA 4,375
New York, NY 3,581
Oakland, CA 1,561
Tacoma, WA 1,545
Charleston, SC 1,514
Savannah, GA 1,486
Seattle, WA 1,443
Norfolk, VA 1,436
Houston, TX 1,290
Honolulu, HI 856
Miami, FL 778
San Juan, PR 726
Port Everglades, FL 591
Jacksonville, FL 582
Baltimore, MD 487
Anchorage, AK 293
New Orleans, LA 177
Wilmington, DE 162
Boston, MA 160
Total, top 20 28,241
Total, all ports 30,059

Notes: 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 2005, Part 5, National Summaries, table 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm, as of September 2007. 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 September 2007.