4-14Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2006

4-14Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2006

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Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
South Louisiana, LA 225.5
Houston, TX 222.1
New York/New Jersey 157.6
Long Beach, CA 84.4
Beaumont, TX 79.5
Corpus Christ, TX 77.6
Huntington-Tristate, WV-OH-PA 77.2
New Orleans, LA 76.9
Los Angeles, CA 66.0
Mobile, AL 59.8
Lake Charles, LA 58.4
Baton Rouge, LA 56.3
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 55.9
Texas City, TX 48.9
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 47.0
Tampa, FL 46.2
Baltimore, MD 42.4
Pittsburgh, PA 42.0
Paulsboro, NJ 39.2
Philadelphia, PA 38.6
Total, top 20 1,602
Total, all ports 2,681
Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
Los Angeles, CA 5,572
Long Beach, CA 5,043
New York/New Jersey 3,812
Oakland, CA 1,579
Savannah, GA 1,574
Norfolk Harbor, VA 1,492
Charleston, SC 1,483
Seattle, WA 1,380
Tacoma, WA 1,380
Houston, TX 1,317
Honolulu, HI 890
Miami, FL 740
San Juan, PR 690
Port Everglades, FL 633
Jacksonville, FL 512
Baltimore, MD 483
Anchorage, AK 277
New Orleans, LA 185
Portland, OR 183
Wilmington, DE 170
  29,396
  31,320

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 2006, Part 5, National Summaries, table 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of October 2008. 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 October 2008.