3-8 International Trade Gateway Rankings: 2012 (Table)

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by value of shipments

Rank Port Mode '11-'12 change Billions of dollars
1 Los Angeles, CA W 1.1% 216.9
2 New York/New Jersey W 1.2% 209.6
3 New York JFK Airport, NY A -3.8% 182.7
4 Houston, TX W 5.3% 176.5
5 Long Beach, CA W 9.1% 167.3
6 Laredo, TX L 13.0% 163.4
7 Detroit, MI L 8.7% 130.9
8 Chicago, IL A 1.7% 117.5
9 Los Angeles Airport, CA A 2.5% 85.3
10 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY L 1.4% 83.1

Key: A = airport; L = land port; W = water port.

Notes: Air gateways include a low level (generally less than 3% of the total value) of freight shipped through small user-fee airports located in the same area as the gateways listed. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL) include major airport(s) in the area and small regional airports.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-51, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.