4-11 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight and Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2009

4-11 Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Shipment Weight and Top 20 U.S. Water Ports by Container TEUs: 2009

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Port by shipment weight Short tons (millions)
South Louisiana, LA 212.6
Houston, TX 211.3
New York, NY and NJ 144.7
Long Beach, CA 72.5
Corpus Christi, TX 68.2
New Orleans, LA 68.1
Beaumont, TX 67.7
Huntington - Tristate (WV, KY, and OH) 59.2
Mobile, AL 58.4
Texas City, TX 52.6
Lake Charles, LA 52.3
Mobile, AL 52.2
Baton Rouge, LA 51.9
Plaquemines, LA 50.9
Norfolk Harbor, VA 40.3
Pascagoula, MS 36.6
Tampa, FL 34.9
Valdez, AK 34.5
Port Arthur,TX 33.8
Pittsburgh, PA 32.9
Total, top 20 1,436
Total, all ports 2,211
Port by container TEUs Full TEUs (thousands)
Los Angeles, CA 4,919
Long Beach, CA 4,064
New York, NY and NJ 3,761
Savannah, GA 1,899
Oakland, CA 1,543
Norfolk Harbor, VA 1,413
Houston, TX 1,263
Seattle, WA 1,219
Tacoma, WA 1,151
Charleston, SC 941
San Juan, PR 809
Honolulu, HI 686
Jacksonville, FL 631
Miami, FL 623
Port Everglades, FL 532
Baltimore, MD 453
Anchorage, AK 254
New Orleans, LA 232
Wilmington, NC 184
Wilmington, DE 164
Total, top 20 26,741
Total, all ports 28,467

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 September 2011 as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-57, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of September 2011. 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 2011.