Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2005

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2005

(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

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Gateway1 Mode2 Rank Exports Imports Total
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 59.3 75.6 134.9
Los Angeles, CA Vessel 2 18.4 116.0 134.3
Detroit MI Land 3 68.8 61.7 130.5
New York, NY Vessel 4 26.2 104.2 130.4
Long Beach, CA Vessel 5 21.2 103.4 124.6
Laredo, TX Land 6 40.9 52.8 93.7
Houston, TX Vessel 7 33.8 52.3 86.1
Chicago, IL Air 8 29.1 44.3 73.4
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 36.5 36.4 72.9
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 32.5 38.0 70.5
Port Huron, MI Land 11 23.6 44.6 68.2
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 12 25.2 32.0 57.2
Charleston, SC Vessel 13 15.9 36.5 52.4
El Paso, TX Land 14 18.9 24.1 43.0
Norfolk, VA Vessel 15 15.0 24.5 39.6
Baltimore, MD Vessel 16 8.6 27.0 35.6
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 17 15.4 19.7 35.1
Seattle, WA Vessel 18 7.7 27.3 35.0
Anchorage, AK Air 19 8.7 26.0 34.7
Tacoma, WA Vessel 20 5.0 28.7 33.8
Savannah, GA Vessel 21 11.3 22.1 33.4
Oakland, CA Vessel 22 8.9 23.7 32.6
Atlanta, GA Air 23 11.6 18.3 29.9
New Orleans, LA Air 24 11.8 17.9 29.7
Miami International Airport, FL Air 25 17.8 9.7 27.4
Otay Mesa, CA Land 26 9.3 15.1 24.4
Cleveland, OH Air 27 15.1 8.6 23.6
Morgan City, LA Vessel 28 0.1 20.9 21.0
New Orleans, LA Vessel 29 8.9 11.6 20.5
Miami, FL Vessel 30 8.4 11.4 19.8
Philadelphia, PA Vessel 31 1.5 17.7 19.2
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 32 6.7 11.6 18.3
Hidalgo, TX Land 33 7.6 10.7 18.3
Beaumont, TX Vessel 34 1.2 15.8 17.0
Jacksonville, FL Vessel 35 6.1 10.1 16.2
Blaine, WA Land 36 7.3 8.4 15.6
Newark, NJ Air 37 3.4 12.1 15.5
Corpus Christi, TX Vessel 38 2.2 13.3 15.5
Port of South Louisiana, LA Vessel 39 5.5 9.9 15.3
Port Everglades, FL Vessel 40 6.0 9.3 15.3
Nogales, AZ Land 41 5.0 9.1 14.1
Boston, MA Air 42 8.0 5.6 13.6
Pembina, ND Land 43 7.2 5.5 12.7
Alexandria Bay, NY Land 44 4.6 7.3 11.8
Portland, OR Vessel 45 2.2 9.3 11.5
Brownsville, TX Land 46 6.3 5.1 11.4
Texas City, TX Vessel 47 1.6 9.2 10.8
Calexico-East, CA Land 48 4.7 6.0 10.8
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 49 6.1 4.3 10.4
Sweetgrass, MT Land 50 5.0 5.1 10.1
Total top 50 gateways NA NA 712.1 1,319.6 2,031.7

1Gateway means any port, airport, or border crossing that provides access for the import or export of goods.

2Water data are preliminary.

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTES: All data: Trade levels reflect the mode 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. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500). Air: Data for all air gateways include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to Bureau of Census 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, October 2006.
Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2006.
Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, October 2006.