Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2003

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2003

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Port Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Tanker3
Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Dry-bulk
Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Containership
Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Other general cargo4
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA2 1 5,130 265,490 918 75,737 591 27,348 2,975 147,362 646 15,042
Houston, TX 2 4,857 212,109 2,797 139,084 680 25,495 748 26,250 632 21,280
New York, NY 3 4,853 216,177 1,329 73,107 339 13,184 2,296 103,208 889 26,678
New Orleans, LA2 4 4,464 212,898 1,259 75,150 2,453 112,652 335 11,518 417 13,579
San Francisco, CA2 5 3,623 183,934 740 57,240 727 29,370 1,884 89,093 272 8,230
Philadelphia, PA2 6 2,486 140,819 1,206 105,080 346 12,606 297 8,972 637 14,161
Savannah, GA 7 2,087 87,789 262 10,140 233 6,894 1,258 61,219 334 9,536
Charleston, SC 8 2,024 85,090 165 7,407 162 6,471 1,402 63,776 295 7,437
Port Arthur, TX 9 1,732 129,920 1,419 117,384 195 7,308 3 66 115 5,162
Baltimore, MD 10 1,635 53,388 122 4,577 305 15,051 337 13,781 871 19,978
Virginia Ports, VA2 11 1,539 70,066 83 5,078 197 10,110 1,064 47,606 195 7,272
Columbia River, OR2 12 1,505 53,784 136 5,208 918 35,255 120 4,355 331 8,965
Jacksonville, FL 13 1,401 40,291 261 11,244 204 8,555 299 8,671 637 11,822
San Juan, PR 14 1,252 26,291 133 5,487 97 2,734 477 10,292 545 7,777
Miami, FL 15 1,184 41,231 2 48 26 823 860 35,854 296 4,506
Tacoma, WA 16 1,174 52,138 89 5,438 191 11,040 533 28,542 361 7,119
Texas City, TX 17 1,101 69,752 1,043 66,641 39 1,722 0 0 19 1,389
Seattle, WA 18 1,016 51,950 12 407 199 10,890 748 38,740 57 1,914
Corpus Christi, TX 19 977 66,578 742 52,473 140 6,003 0 0 95 8,101
Port Everglades, FL 20 921 31,869 332 14,811 90 3,415 343 10,927 156 2,716
Tampa, FL 21 769 25,851 285 9,607 348 13,532 17 337 119 2,376
Freeport, TX 22 734 38,257 580 34,195 19 796 100 1,444 35 1,822
Lake Charles, LA 23 690 43,451 488 35,946 137 6,107 2 59 63 1,339
Valdez, AK 24 681 74,706 678 74,623 2 53 1 30 0 0
Mobile, AL 25 606 30,984 131 7,736 310 17,605 9 138 156 5,506
Boston, MA 26 583 24,735 396 17,242 67 2,492 100 4,342 20 659
Honolulu, HI 27 530 15,178 30 1,898 14 510 358 9,961 128 2,809
Wilmington, NC 28 506 18,693 227 8,350 85 2,929 65 2,939 129 4,476
Portland, ME 29 459 32,594 353 27,891 43 1,318 0 0 63 3,385
March Point, WA 30 369 30,343 362 30,074 5 184 0 0 2 85
Pascagoula, MS 31 363 25,436 285 21,400 55 3,183 0 0 23 853
Galveston, TX 32 359 12,335 123 5,695 110 4,314 2 60 124 2,266
LOOP Terminal, LA 33 352 88,181 345 87,294 0 0 0 0 7 888
Port Angeles, WA 34 318 29,676 281 28,104 21 986 4 180 12 407
Anchorage, AK 35 313 7,183 5 234 3 134 165 3,688 140 3,127
Point Comfort, TX 36 282 11,116 214 7,060 61 3,747 0 0 7 309
Port Hueneme, CA 37 279 5,358 7 211 1 32 0 0 271 5,116
San Diego, CA 38 272 6,019 1 30 39 1,623 51 832 181 3,533
El Segundo, CA 39 240 25,445 239 25,421 1 24 0 0 0 0
Cherry Point, WA 40 214 20,256 214 20,256 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dutch Harbor, AK 41 185 6,888 0 0 1 24 183 6,853 1 11
Portsmouth, NH 42 159 6,186 90 3,563 62 2,369 1 30 6 223
New Haven, CT 43 155 6,082 103 4,381 27 998 0 0 25 702
Brownsville, TX 44 152 5,146 31 752 108 4,095 0 0 13 298
Beaumont, TX 45 126 5,108 29 1,562 53 2,073 1 21 43 1,452
Palm Beach, FL 46 123 1,831 3 74 7 169 47 807 66 782
Port Manatee, FL 47 122 3,863 10 390 64 2,673 0 0 48 799
Barbers Point, HI 48 120 9,116 83 7,086 29 1,579 0 0 8 451
Kodiak, AK 49 116 2,472 0 0 0 0 116 2,472 0 0
Guayanilla, PR 50 109 5,061 106 4,954 2 79 1 29 0 0
All other ports   1,512 103,715 680 76,615 465 17,860 85 1,794 282 7,446
U.S. ports total   56,759 2,812,832 19,429 1,374,388 10,271 438,416 17,287 746,244 9,772 253,784
Top 50 as % of U.S. total   97% 96% 97% 94% 95% 96% 100% 100% 97% 97%

1 Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2 Starting with year 2000 source data, Columbia River ports, Virginia ports, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Philadelphia/Delaware River ports, New Orleans, and San Francisco Bay area ports were reported on an individual basis. However, for historical consistency, MARAD has continued to present calls at these ports as totals. For definitions of individual ports included in this table see the original information source.

3 Includes petroleum, chemical, and gas carriers.

4 Includes roll-on/roll-off, roll-on/roll-off container, vehicle carriers, general cargo, partial containership, refrigerated, barge carrier, livestock carrier, and combination carriers.

KEY: Capacity = dwt*calls; dwt = dead weight tons.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Oct. 19, 2004.