Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2003

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2003

(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

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Gateway1 Mode Rank Exports Imports Total
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 1 16.9 105.2 122.1
JFK International Airport, NY Air 2 46.6 65.3 111.9
Port of Detroit, MI Land 3 54.5 47.3 101.9
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 4 24.3 76.9 101.2
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 5 17.2 78.7 95.9
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 32.4 46.4 78.8
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 7 32.6 31.2 63.8
Port of Huron, MI Land 8 22.7 39.6 62.3
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 9 27.4 32.0 59.4
Chicago, IL Air 10 20.6 33.7 54.3
Port of Houston, TX Water 11 21.4 28.5 49.9
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 12 20.6 26.1 46.6
Port of Charleston, SC Water 13 13.4 26.0 39.4
Port of El Paso, TX Land 14 16.7 22.5 39.2
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 15 11.0 18.5 29.5
New Orleans, LA Air 16 13.7 13.7 27.4
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 17 5.2 21.1 26.3
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 18 5.7 20.3 26.0
Port of Oakland, CA Water 19 7.8 17.4 25.1
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 20 11.4 12.2 23.6
Port of Seattle, WA Water 21 5.7 17.4 23.1
Miami International Airport, FL Air 22 14.0 8.8 22.7
Anchorage, AK Air 23 5.6 16.5 22.1
Port of Savannah, GA Water 24 7.4 13.9 21.3
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 25 8.3 11.4 19.7
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 26 11.2 8.2 19.4
Cleveland, OH Air 27 9.5 9.1 18.6
Atlanta, GA Air 28 8.3 9.9 18.2
Port of Miami, FL Water 29 6.8 9.8 16.6
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 30 5.2 9.2 14.4
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 31 6.3 8.1 14.4
Newark, NJ Air 32 2.6 10.4 13.0
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 33 5.2 7.0 12.2
Port of Blaine, WA Land 34 5.2 6.8 12.0
Port of Portland, OR Water 35 3.0 8.8 11.8
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 36 2.3 8.9 11.2
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 37 4.3 6.2 10.5
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 38 3.5 6.8 10.4
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 39 0.6 9.7 10.3
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 40 0.2 9.9 10.1
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 41 5.2 4.9 10.1
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 42 3.8 6.2 10.0
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 43 2.0 7.9 9.9
Port of Beaumont, TX Water 44 1.0 8.7 9.6
Port of Pembina, ND Land 45 5.0 4.4 9.5
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 46 5.7 3.5 9.2
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 47 3.8 5.1 8.9
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 48 4.7 4.0 8.7
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 49 3.6 3.9 7.5
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 50 4.1 3.1 7.3
Total top 50 gateways NA NA 576.2 1,010.9 1,587.1

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 2004.

Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, August 2004.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2004.