Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2003

Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2003

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Port and state Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 198.8 80.4 118.4
Houston, TX 2 190.9 126.9 64.0
New York, NY and NJ 3 145.9 79.7 66.2
Beaumont, TX 4 87.5 68.8 18.8
New Orleans, LA 5 83.8 48.9 35.0
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 6 77.6 0.0 77.6
Corpus Christi, TX 7 77.2 53.4 23.8
Long Beach, CA 8 69.2 52.4 16.8
Texas City, TX 9 61.3 43.4 17.9
Baton Rouge, LA 10 61.3 23.2 38.1
Port of Plaquemines, LA 11 55.9 19.0 36.9
Lake Charles, LA 12 53.4 31.8 21.6
Los Angeles, CA 13 51.3 42.8 8.5
Mobile, AL 14 50.2 25.0 25.2
Valdez, AK 15 49.9 0.0 49.9
Tampa, FL 16 48.3 17.4 30.9
Pittsburgh, PA 17 41.7 0.0 41.7
Baltimore, MD 18 40.2 24.1 16.1
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 19 38.3 13.1 25.2
Philadelphia, PA 20 33.2 18.8 14.5
St. Louis, MO and IL 21 32.4 0.0 32.4
Pascagoula, MS 22 31.3 20.8 10.5
Norfolk Harbor, VA 23 31.2 24.3 6.9
Freeport, TX 24 30.5 25.1 5.4
Portland, ME 25 29.2 27.3 1.9
Paulsboro, NJ 26 27.3 18.2 9.1
Port Arthur, TX 27 27.2 18.5 8.7
Portland, OR 28 26.8 15.8 11.0
Marcus Hook, PA 29 26.2 16.1 10.1
Charleston, SC 30 25.2 18.8 6.4
Boston, MA 31 24.8 16.4 8.4
Savannah, GA 32 23.4 21.5 1.9
Port Everglades, FL 33 23.0 10.4 12.6
Richmond, CA 34 23.0 10.9 12.1
Tacoma, WA 35 23.0 15.4 7.6
Chicago, IL 36 22.6 1.7 20.9
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.7 10.8 10.9
Seattle, WA 38 19.4 13.6 5.9
Memphis, TN 39 18.2 0.0 18.2
Honolulu, HI 40 17.8 5.4 12.4
Anacortes, WA 41 15.8 2.6 13.2
San Juan, PR 42 14.6 5.4 9.1
Detroit, MI 43 14.3 3.9 10.4
Indiana Harbor, IN 44 14.1 0.4 13.8
Two Harbors, MN 45 13.0 0.0 13.0
Oakland, CA 46 12.6 10.1 2.6
Cleveland, OH 47 12.6 3.1 9.5
Cincinnati, OH 48 11.8 0.0 11.8
Matagorda Ship Channel, TX 49 11.7 8.0 3.6
Ashtabula, OH 50 10.4 5.8 4.6
Top 50, total   2,151.3 1,099.3 1,052.0
United States, total   2,556.9 1,244.9 1,312.0

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2003, Part 5 National Summaries, Alexandria, VA: 2004, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of December 2004.