Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2005

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type: 2005

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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 5,891 250,824 3,392 163,908 765 29,671 874 30,285 667 20,089
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA2 2 5,178 289,015 1,070 92,445 640 30,641 2,812 150,299 654 15,544
New York, NY 3 4,902 221,033 1,380 77,476 348 13,096 2,370 108,547 791 21,508
San Francisco, CA2 4 3,871 202,746 692 56,985 792 31,988 1,930 101,208 409 11,701
New Orleans, LA2 5 3,749 177,678 1,121 69,525 1,962 85,156 310 11,208 244 7,998
Philadelphia, PA2 6 2,998 177,614 1,534 136,614 435 16,755 390 12,391 604 11,143
Virginia Ports, VA2 7 2,547 119,456 147 10,153 391 20,105 1,731 77,241 272 11,673
Savannah, GA 8 2,333 101,036 273 10,773 264 8,644 1,386 67,581 350 10,221
Columbia River, OR2 9 2,189 84,709 132 4,978 1,586 65,044 85 4,306 378 10,232
Charleston, SC 10 2,046 87,739 166 7,387 138 6,200 1,464 67,307 278 6,844
Baltimore, MD 11 1,825 61,557 165 6,161 408 19,050 376 14,858 872 21,195
Port Arthur, TX 12 1,563 111,666 1,270 100,067 179 7,220 1 20 91 3,701
Miami, FL 13 1,299 45,829 6 206 3 99 907 39,985 383 5,539
Tacoma, WA 14 1,270 56,751 67 4,174 280 17,977 618 28,224 305 6,376
Jacksonville, FL 15 1,237 37,179 299 13,059 191 8,326 244 6,971 502 8,782
Seattle, WA 16 1,186 64,054 8 351 295 16,423 808 44,315 75 2,965
Port Everglades, FL 17 1,182 41,893 440 19,799 113 4,486 460 14,653 167 2,900
Texas City, TX 18 1,142 72,949 1,074 69,639 59 2,709 0 0 9 600
San Juan, PR 19 1,086 23,494 109 5,326 55 1,824 485 10,071 431 6,168
Tampa, FL 20 1,003 36,366 401 14,913 396 15,885 38 587 74 1,599
Corpus Christi, TX 21 989 66,777 788 55,676 145 5,928 0 0 55 5,163
Mobile, AL 22 811 42,257 187 11,629 415 23,387 35 492 174 6,749
Freeport, TX 23 760 43,824 561 38,406 30 1,443 87 1,270 25 719
Lake Charles, LA 24 701 45,496 434 33,267 164 7,021 1 13 68 2,645
Wilmington, NC 25 600 21,889 267 10,040 108 3,217 96 4,271 129 4,360
Honolulu, HI 26 586 16,199 28 1,962 7 219 362 10,331 188 3,630
Galveston, TX 27 429 18,953 150 11,259 114 4,333 3 85 157 3,077
LOOP Terminal, LA 28 401 102,348 400 102,319 1 30 0 0 0 0
Valdez, AK 29 399 50,344 399 50,344 0 0 0 0 0 0
Port Hueneme, CA 30 397 6,281 16 489 0 0 0 0 381 5,792
Portland, ME 31 364 29,793 304 27,847 32 916 0 0 28 1,030
March Point, WA 32 342 33,669 340 33,577 1 39 0 0 0 0
Boston, MA 33 332 14,912 114 4,689 22 914 149 6,548 15 401
Point Comfort, TX 34 321 10,846 251 7,940 36 1,999 0 0 0 0
San Diego, CA 35 319 6,838 1 46 45 1,998 52 849 221 3,945
Port Angeles, WA 36 277 31,931 252 30,860 10 506 5 178 3 103
El Segundo, CA 37 245 23,624 245 23,624 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anchorage, AK 38 244 6,111 17 747 11 380 121 2,615 1 48
Brunswick, GA 39 243 5,181 0 0 16 528 0 0 227 4,653
Pascagoula, MS 40 233 16,634 189 14,562 29 1,676 0 0 13 350
Cherry Point, WA 41 209 23,747 209 23,747 0 0 0 0 0 0
Providence, RI 42 193 7,899 97 4,391 85 3,065 0 0 5 167
New Haven, CT 43 185 7,445 91 3,924 62 2,312 1 23 31 1,185
Barbers Point, HI 44 162 13,879 120 11,934 41 1,932 1 13 0 0
Port Manatee, FL 45 159 5,544 21 874 76 3,151 0 0 62 1,519
Brownsville, TX 46 158 5,917 28 1,197 109 4,189 3 90 18 442
Dutch Harbor, AK 47 157 6,582 1 12 0 0 152 6,485 4 85
Nikiski, AK 48 143 6,476 76 3,931 15 560 0 0 1 16
Annapolis Anch.. MD 49 134 6,179 8 381 80 4,431 4 148 42 1,219
Portsmouth, NH 50 129 5,000 50 1,859 66 2,587 1 23 2 84
All other ports   1,928 111,226 728 4,811 386 15,542 180 3,302 606 13,036
U.S. ports total3   61,047 3,057,391 20,118 1,449,624 11,406 493,602 18,542 826,795 10,012 247,199
Top 50 as % of U.S. total   97% 96% 96% 95% 97% 97% 99% 100% 94% 95%

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.

3Includes 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 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Sept. 8, 2006.