Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2004

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2004

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Port Rank Total Calls Total Capacity Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Tanker4 Calls Tanker4 Capacity Dry-bulk Calls Dry-bulk Capacity Containership Calls Containership Capacity Other general cargo5 Calls Other general cargo5 Capacity
Houston, TX 1 5,309 227,735 3,169 153,679 745 27,766 787 26,992 699 20,697
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA2 2 5,290 227,689 953 79,319 638 28,746 3,082 155,054 857 18,437
New York, NY 3 4,862 213,422 1,351 73,519 340 12,533 2,331 104,755 1,259 29,878
New Orleans, LA2 4 4,612 217,735 1,364 82,812 2,535 111,061 316 10,861 400 13,117
San Francisco, CA2 5 3,760 188,439 679 52,472 747 30,188 1,927 94,765 499 12,378
Philadelphia, PA2 6 2,909 165,364 1,508 126,288 438 16,978 349 10,773 702 12,718
Virginia Ports, VA2 7 2,595 120,642 147 8,955 423 22,802 1,717 76,424 352 13,301
Columbia River, OR2 8 2,243 88,313 133 4,553 1,610 66,005 187 9,224 484 11,321
Savannah, GA 9 2,117 91,406 299 13,082 228 7,441 1,227 60,653 411 11,311
Charleston, SC 10 2,037 84,967 144 6,320 128 5,473 1,481 66,099 438 9,978
Baltimore, MD 11 1,747 59,556 140 5,357 386 19,216 372 14,845 1,334 28,638
Port Arthur, TX 12 1,586 116,061 1,328 106,167 160 6,346 2 26 96 3,521
Jacksonville, FL 13 1,441 41,792 293 12,669 226 9,381 293 8,703 1,009 17,140
Miami, FL 14 1,247 44,383 4 130 25 878 893 38,278 345 5,433
Texas City, TX 15 1,209 79,314 1,157 76,804 40 1,804 0 0 12 706
Tacoma, WA 16 1,186 52,805 73 3,831 276 15,564 526 26,755 468 9,167
San Juan, PR 17 1,080 22,908 112 4,648 51 1,651 498 10,723 522 7,464
Seattle, WA 18 1,061 54,421 6 312 242 12,502 760 39,585 53 2,022
Port Everglades, FL 19 1,055 36,552 397 17,552 114 4,195 362 11,611 189 3,310
Corpus Christi, TX 20 931 63,150 726 51,365 139 5,595 1 53 65 6,136
Tampa, FL 21 859 30,411 386 14,112 370 14,056 32 535 86 1,907
Freeport, TX 22 755 40,192 613 36,866 20 952 97 1,416 25 958
Mobile, AL 23 698 35,278 149 8,983 355 19,719 35 500 159 6,076
Honolulu, HI 24 691 23,283 118 8,887 13 524 381 10,318 226 4,299
Lake Charles, LA 25 640 41,757 478 35,477 107 4,910 2 37 53 1,334
Wilmington, NC 26 520 18,904 220 8,202 105 3,313 56 2,506 140 4,901
Valdez, AK 27 465 54,568 465 54,568 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portland, ME 28 402 31,061 328 28,433 33 1,048 0 0 41 1,580
Point Comfort, TX 29 373 13,190 305 10,031 64 3,024 0 0 5 158
Galveston, TX 30 351 14,238 140 8,068 86 4,160 1 36 163 2,622
Pascagoula, MS 31 349 26,010 284 22,540 52 2,970 0 0 14 514
Port Hueneme, CA 32 336 5,615 10 321 0 0 2 27 528 8,747
March Point, WA 33 326 30,262 320 30,044 6 218 0 0 0 0
LOOP Terminal, LA 34 269 66,836 266 66,604 0 0 1 13 2 220
Boston, MA 35 262 11,311 167 7,664 23 816 62 2,610 17 324
Port Angeles, WA 36 258 25,636 230 24,398 18 834 2 69 8 334
San Diego, CA 37 251 5,418 2 225 33 1,366 49 800 293 4,999
El Segundo, CA 38 242 24,657 242 24,657 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anchorage, AK 39 224 5,770 2 97 4 176 112 2,538 106 2,959
Cherry Point, WA 40 188 19,860 188 19,860 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Haven, CT 41 175 6,730 91 3,789 50 1,918 0 0 34 1,023
Providence, RI 42 173 6,489 86 3,745 82 2,589 1 23 4 132
Dutch Harbor, AK 43 172 6,454 0 0 0 0 168 6,402 5 67
Brownsville, TX 44 168 5,808 31 1,067 107 4,072 2 36 28 633
Guayanilla, PR 45 158 6,895 157 6,849 0 0 0 0 1 46
Barbers Point, HI 46 155 12,524 121 10,840 33 1,660 0 0 1 24
Port Manatee, FL 47 137 4,412 8 303 57 2,355 1 23 71 1,731
Portsmouth, NH 48 128 4,812 73 2,791 51 1,928 0 0 4 93
Ingleside, TX 49 125 8,295 70 5,685 53 2,404 0 0 2 206
Palm Beach, FL 50 122 1,606 1 24 3 97 49 671 69 813
All other ports   1,636 156,914 698 76,334 415 18,578 115 2,414 529 11,424
U.S. ports total3   59,885 2,941,853 20,232 1,401,298 11,631 499,812 18,279 797,154 12,808 294,799
Top 50 as % of U.S. total   97% 95% 97% 95% 96% 96% 99% 100% 96% 96%

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 Puerto Rico.

4 Includes petroleum, chemical, and gas carriers.

5 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 2004, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Oct. 3, 2005.