4-11 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2008

4-11 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight & Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2008

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Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
South Louisiana, LA 224.0
Houston, TX 212.2
New York, NY and NJ 153.5
Long Beach, CA 80.2
Corpus Christi, TX 76.8
New Orleans, LA 73.0
Beaumont, TX 69.5
Huntington - Tristate 69.3
Mobile, AL 67.6
Plaquemines, LA 63.7
Los Angeles, CA 59.8
Lake Charles, LA 53.8
Texas City, TX 52.6
Baton Rouge, LA 51.8
Duluth - Superior, MN and WI 45.3
Norfolk Harbor, VA 44.6
Baltimore, MD 43.4
Pittsburgh, PA 41.8
Tampa, FL 39.7
Paulsboro, NJ 36.4
Total, top 20 1,559
Total, all ports 2,477
Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
Los Angeles, CA 5,521
Long Beach, CA 4,843
New York, NY and NJ 4,103
Savannah, GA 2,086
Norfolk Harbor, VA 1,645
Oakland, CA 1,548
Tacoma, WA 1,458
Houston, TX 1,371
Charleston, SC 1,307
Seattle, WA 1,224
Honolulu, HI 859
San Juan, PR 801
Port Everglades, FL 677
Miami, FL 665
Jacksonville, FL 544
Baltimore, MD 505
Anchorage, AK 288
New Orleans, LA 242
Portland, OR 204
Philadelphia, PA 199
Total, top 20 30,091
 Total, all ports 32,007

Notes: Includes exports, imports, and domestic shipments. See table 4-10 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, Part 5, National Summaries, tables 1-1 and 5-2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of July 2010 as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-51, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2010. 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 August 2010.