Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2006

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2006

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Port Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity2 (thousands of dwt)
Calls Capacity Tanker3
Calls
Tanker3
Capacity
Dry-bulk
Calls
Dry-bulk
Capacity
Containership
Calls
Containership
Capacity
Other general cargo4
Calls
Other general cargo4
Capacity
Houston, TX 1 6,348 271,822 3,597 171,390 964 39,500 855 32,848 932 28,083
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 2 5,635 327,595 1,155 107,198 679 32,979 3,119 171,479 682 15,939
New York/New Jersey 3 5,110 231,103 1,491 79,900 333 12,646 2,475 117,493 811 21,064
New Orleans, LA 4 4,364 209,845 1,303 78,190 2,331 105,858 274 11,991 456 13,805
San Francisco, CA 5 4,201 221,832 778 59,833 904 37,583 1,972 110,672 547 13,744
Philadelphia, PA 6 3,408 201,851 1,678 148,910 540 23,578 528 16,899 662 12,464
Virginia Ports, VA 7 2,597 123,503 125 8,303 377 20,033 1,882 86,922 213 8,245
Savannah, GA 8 2,550 115,133 300 11,852 323 11,186 1,553 78,524 374 13,571
Charleston, SC 9 2,287 102,805 185 8,372 206 10,392 1,619 77,058 277 6,983
Columbia River, OR 10 2,256 86,560 171 6,780 1,435 60,941 121 5,630 529 13,210
Baltimore, MD 11 1,861 64,616 169 6,433 396 18,927 392 16,179 904 23,077
Port Arthur, TX 12 1,591 105,682 1,238 92,603 214 8,423 2 43 137 4,613
Jacksonville, FL 13 1,520 44,825 340 15,231 221 9,794 241 6,561 718 13,239
Port Everglades, FL 14 1,334 47,669 435 19,006 119 4,918 599 20,538 181 3,208
Tacoma, WA 15 1,251 59,596 71 5,433 249 16,216 642 31,770 289 6,178
Miami, FL 16 1,191 42,000 2 82 1 43 799 36,497 389 5,377
Seattle, WA 17 1,186 66,794 15 742 367 21,339 746 42,251 58 2,463
San Juan, PR 18 1,088 23,360 86 4,383 69 2,161 453 9,800 480 7,016
Tampa, FL 19 1,027 36,414 391 13,797 414 16,408 58 1,351 164 4,858
Texas City, TX 20 1,024 61,691 995 60,236 26 1,395 0 0 3 61
Corpus Christi, TX 21 994 66,753 818 58,493 133 5,224 0 0 43 3,036
Mobile, AL 22 868 47,499 176 11,647 465 27,424 48 1,181 179 7,248
Freeport, TX 23 743 42,201 555 37,657 26 1,064 96 1,320 66 2,160
Lake Charles, LA 24 705 47,977 444 35,482 141 6,040 1 11 119 6,445
Honolulu, HI 25 641 19,317 69 4,240 16 596 374 11,044 182 3,437
Wilmington, NC 26 604 22,669 273 10,270 133 4,384 95 4,370 103 3,646
Galveston, TX 27 517 25,181 197 16,231 181 6,718 1 12 138 2,221
Boston, MA 28 463 20,980 179 7,186 46 1,734 165 7,712 73 4,348
LOOP Terminal, LA 29 393 99,929 392 99,819 0 0 0 0 1 110
Port Hueneme, CA 30 391 6,261 10 354 1 151 0 0 380 5,756
Point Comfort, TX 31 389 13,698 277 8,847 60 3,305 0 0 52 1,547
Portland, ME 32 387 29,091 314 26,817 29 736 0 0 44 1,538
San Diego, CA 33 346 6,872 2 107 33 1,448 48 784 263 4,533
March Point, WA 34 335 33,949 330 33,736 4 193 0 0 1 19
Valdez, AK 35 319 45,395 319 45,395 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brunswick, GA 36 307 7,615 0 0 24 934 0 0 283 6,680
Port Angeles, WA 37 304 37,019 256 34,827 26 1,550 4 132 18 510
Pascagoula, MS 38 284 21,989 237 19,784 29 1,687 0 0 18 519
El Segundo, CA 39 271 27,213 271 27,213 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brownsville, TX 40 222 8,763 41 1,424 158 6,811 3 68 20 460
Cherry Point, WA 41 221 26,256 221 26,256 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Haven, CT 42 205 8,632 110 5,091 71 2,671 0 0 24 870
Providence, RI 43 195 7,834 97 4,112 70 2,618 0 0 28 1,103
Guayanilla, PR 44 179 8,588 156 7,401 0 0 0 0 23 1,188
Anchorage, AK 45 178 4,123 5 234 9 250 97 2,072 67 1,567
Barbers Point, HI 46 173 13,617 130 11,435 41 2,066 0 0 2 116
Dutch Harbor, AK 47 169 6,494 1 19 1 29 160 6,336 7 110
Port Manatee, FL 48 145 4,651 14 494 62 2,453 1 23 68 1,681
Portsmouth, NH 49 133 5,105 54 1,904 64 2,555 3 88 12 558
Nikiski, AK 50 127 5,922 72 3,637 17 481 0 0 38 1,804
Top 50 ports. total   63,037 3,166,290 20,545 1,438,787 12,008 537,439 19,426 909,654 11,058 280,410
U.S. ports total5   64,997 3,293,552 21,231 1,525,040 12,508 559,682 19,591 912,900 11,667 295,931
Top 50 ports as percent of U.S. total   97.0% 96.1% 96.8% 94.3% 96.0% 96.0% 99.2% 99.6% 94.8% 94.8%

1 Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2 Capacity is calculated as the sum for all calling vessels of calls multiplied by capacity in dwt.

3 Includes petroleum and chemical tankers.

4 Includes roll-on/roll-off, roll-on/roll-off container, vehicle carriers, gas carriers, general cargo, partial containership, noncontainer refrigerated, barge carrier, livestock carrier, and combination carriers.

5 Includes Puerto Rico.

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports 2002-2006, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Jan. 28, 2008.