3-6 Top 10 U.S. Water Port Rankings: 2011 (Table)

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By short tons

Rank Port '10-'11 change Millions of short tons
1 South Louisiana 4.3% 246.5
2 Houston, TX 4.7% 237.8
3 New York/New Jersey 0.0% 139.2
4 Long Beach, CA 6.4% 80.3
5 New Orleans, LA 6.6% 77.2
6 Beaumont, TX -4.3% 73.7
7 Corpus Christi, TX -4.2% 70.5
8 Los Angeles, CA 4.2% 65.0
9 Huntington - Tristate, WV -4.8% 58.6
10 Baton Rouge, LA 4.2% 57.9
  All U.S. ports 1.4% 2,367.5

 

By TEUs

Rank Port '10-'11 change Millions of TEUs
1 Los Angeles, CA 7.7% 5.9
2 Long Beach, CA -1.0% 4.7
3 New York/New Jersey 5.1% 4.4
4 Savannah, GA 5.7% 2.3
5 Oakland, CA 1.2% 1.7
6 Seattle, WA -1.8% 1.6
7 Norfolk, VA 3.7% 1.5
8 Houston, TX 6.6% 1.4
9 Tacoma, WA 6.4% 1.2
10 Charleston, SC 5.8% 1.1
  All U.S. ports 3.9% 32.7

Key: TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit.

Note: Includes domestic and foreign waterborne trade. Excludes foreign empty TEUs.

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, available at www.navigationdatacenter.us as of October 2013.