Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2005

Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2005

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Port Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 212.2 94.6 117.7
Houston, TX 2 211.7 145.1 66.6
New York, NY and NJ 3 152.1 87.8 64.3
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 4 83.9 0.0 83.9
Long Beach, CA 5 79.9 63.3 16.6
Beaumont, TX 6 78.9 60.1 18.8
Corpus Christi, TX 7 77.6 53.8 23.8
New Orleans, LA 8 65.9 33.1 32.8
Baton Rouge, LA 9 59.3 22.4 36.9
Texas City, TX 10 57.8 43.5 14.4
Mobile, AL 11 57.7 31.4 26.3
Los Angeles, CA 12 54.9 46.9 8.0
Lake Charles, LA 13 52.7 32.1 20.6
Tampa, FL 14 49.2 20.1 29.1
Port of Plaquemines, LA 15 47.9 16.0 31.9
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 16 44.7 14.5 30.2
Valdez, AK 17 44.4 0.0 44.4
Baltimore, MD 18 44.1 28.2 15.9
Pittsburgh, PA 19 43.6 0.0 43.6
Philadelphia, PA 20 39.4 26.2 13.1
Norfolk Harbor, VA 21 35.3 26.4 8.8
Freeport, TX 22 33.6 28.4 5.2
Paulsboro, NJ 23 32.1 18.4 13.7
St. Louis, MO and IL 24 30.3 0.0 30.3
Savannah, GA 25 30.1 28.3 1.8
Pascagoula, MS 26 29.3 19.9 9.4
Portland, ME 27 29.3 28.2 1.1
Tacoma, WA 28 28.3 20.7 7.6
Portland, OR 29 28.1 16.4 11.8
Seattle, WA 30 28.1 21.0 7.1
Port Arthur, TX 31 26.4 18.1 8.3
Chicago, IL 32 25.8 2.7 23.1
Charleston, SC 33 25.4 21.9 3.6
Port Everglades, FL 34 24.7 14.2 10.5
Richmond, CA 35 24.5 11.7 12.8
Boston, MA 36 22.4 15.2 7.2
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.8 12.5 9.3
Honolulu, HI 38 20.4 6.7 13.7
Marcus Hook, PA 39 20.3 9.6 10.6
Detroit, MI 40 17.4 4.4 13.1
Memphis, TN 41 17.1 0.0 17.1
Oakland, CA 42 16.6 13.5 3.2
Anacortes, WA 43 15.8 3.2 12.6
Cincinnati, OH 44 14.6 0.0 14.6
Indiana Harbor, IN 45 14.1 0.4 13.7
Newport News, VA 46 13.7 7.8 5.8
Cleveland, OH 47 13.6 3.4 10.2
San Juan, PR 48 13.4 6.3 7.1
Matagorda Ship Channel, TX 49 11.6 9.2 2.4
Presque Isle, MI 50 11.0 3.4 7.6
United States, total water ports   2,527.6 1,498.7 1,028.9

NOTE: Top 50 water ports are not additive due to shared tonnage between ports.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2005, Part 5 National Summaries, Alexandria, VA: 2007, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Nov. 16, 2007.