Table 3-17: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2000

Table 3-17: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2000

(Ranked by value of shipments in $ billions)

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  Mode U.S. rank Exports Imports Total
Arizona gateways in Top 50          
Port of Nogales Land 31 5.3 8.3 13.6
U.S. gateways1 in top 50          
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 56.0 75.5 131.6
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 2 16.7 85.1 101.8
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 3 16.9 81.3 98.2
Port of Detroit, MI Land 4 49.5 44.9 94.4
San Francisco Airport, CA Air 5 41.8 46.9 88.7
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 39.2 44.4 83.7
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 7 19.7 61.2 80.9
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 8 41.7 35.6 77.3
Port of Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY Land 9 36.2 33.9 70.1
Port of Huron, MI Land 10 18.8 40.9 59.7
Chicago, IL Air 11 20.4 25.4 45.7
Port of Houston, TX Water 12 18.7 24.6 43.4
Port of El Paso, TX Land 13 17.5 21.9 39.4
Port of Seattle, WA Water 14 5.4 26.9 32.3
New Orleans, LA Air 15 16.2 15.9 32.0
Port of Charleston, SC Water 16 11.3 20.2 31.5
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 17 11.1 14.1 25.2
Port of Oakland, CA Water 18 9.6 15.5 25.1
Cleveland, OH Air 19 11.8 12.7 24.5
Miami International Airport, FL Air 20 15.9 7.7 23.6
Anchorage, AK Air 21 3.5 19.7 23.2
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 22 5.3 15.3 20.6
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 23 10.1 10.2 20.4
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 24 4.4 15.5 19.8
Port of Otay Mesa, CA Land 25 8.1 10.7 18.8
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 26 7.6 11.2 18.8
Port of Miami, FL Water 27 8.4 9.1 17.5
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 28 6.0 11.3 17.3
Atlanta, GA Air 29 8.4 8.7 17.2
Port of Savannah, GA Water 30 5.9 10.5 16.3
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 32 6.2 6.4 12.6
Port of Blaine, WA Land 33 5.6 6.7 12.3
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 34 6.2 5.9 12.1
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 35 4.6 7.4 12.0
Port of South Louisiana, LA Water 36 7.1 4.0 11.1
Port of Beaumont, TX Water 37 1.0 9.6 10.6
Newark, NJ Air 38 3.9 6.7 10.6
Port of Pembina, ND Land 39 5.3 5.2 10.6
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 40 4.7 5.8 10.5
Port of Portland, OR Water 41 3.0 7.5 10.5
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 42 1.6 8.7 10.3
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 43 1.9 8.4 10.3
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 44 5.9 4.4 10.0
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 45 0.5 9.5 10.0
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 46 0.1 9.3 9.4
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 47 3.7 4.8 8.5
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 48 3.5 4.8 8.3
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 49 3.4 4.4 7.8
Port of Highgate Springs-Alburg, VT Land 50 3.0 4.6 7.6
Total, top 50 NA NA 619 989 1,608

1 Gateway means any port, airport, or border crossing that provides access for the import or export of goods.

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTES: Mode of transportation is the type of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Low-value shipments, generally imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports valued at less than $2,500, are not included. Data for air gateways include some shipments (generally less than 3% of the total value) from small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to U.S. Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.

SOURCES:

Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, August 2001.

Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, Sept. 5, 2001.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2001.