Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2006

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2006

(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

Excel | CSV

Gateway1 Mode2 Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 26.3 143.7 170.0
New York, NY and NJ Water 2 33.2 116.1 149.3
John F. Kennedy International, NY Air 3 68.4 79.4 147.8
Detroit, MI Land 4 72.8 64.5 137.2
Long Beach, CA Water 5 21.4 113.3 134.7
Laredo, TX Land 6 45.8 58.2 104.0
Houston, TX Water 7 41.9 60.9 102.9
Los Angeles International, CA Air 8 41.0 38.0 79.1
Chicago O'Hare International, IL Air 9 31.3 46.7 78.1
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 35.5 40.0 75.5
Port Huron, MI Land 11 25.5 44.9 70.3
San Francisco International, CA Air 12 29.5 34.3 63.8
Charleston, SC Water 13 16.1 39.1 55.1
El Paso, TX Land 14 21.0 25.7 46.7
Ted Stevens Anchorage International, AK Air 15 11.5 33.2 44.6
Norfolk, VA Water 16 17.4 27.1 44.5
Dallas-Fort Worth International, TX Air 17 17.5 24.1 41.6
Savannah, GA Water 18 13.6 26.1 39.7
Baltimore, MD Water 19 9.6 27.0 36.6
Seattle, WA Water 20 8.6 26.0 34.6
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, LA Air 21 14.2 20.0 34.1
Oakland, CA Water 22 9.8 23.6 33.3
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, GA Air 23 12.4 20.9 33.2
Tacoma, WA Water 24 4.9 27.7 32.6
Miami International, FL Air 25 20.7 9.6 30.3
Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 26 9.9 18.7 28.6
New Orleans, LA Water 27 11.5 14.5 26.0
Cleveland-Hopkins International, OH Air 28 16.1 9.7 25.8
Morgan City, LA Water 29 0.1 25.4 25.6
Beaumont, TX Water 30 1.9 20.2 22.0
Jacksonville, FL Water 31 8.7 12.5 21.2
Philadelphia, PA Water 32 1.7 19.0 20.7
Miami, FL Water 33 8.9 11.4 20.3
Hidalgo, TX Land 34 8.3 11.8 20.0
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 35 7.2 12.8 19.9
Corpus Christie, TX Water 36 3.3 15.7 19.0
Nogales, AZ Land 37 6.3 12.5 18.9
Port Everglades, FL Water 38 8.0 10.5 18.6
Blaine, WA Land 39 8.8 8.4 17.1
Pembina, ND Land 40 8.5 6.9 15.4
Newark Liberty International, NJ Air 41 3.1 12.1 15.2
Dulles International, DC Air 42 5.1 10.0 15.1
Portland, OR Water 43 2.6 11.5 14.1
Texas City, TX Water 44 1.6 12.0 13.7
General Edward Lawrence Logan International, MA Air 45 8.3 5.3 13.6
Luis Munoz Marin International, PR Air 46 7.6 5.0 12.6
Brownsville , TX Land 47 6.8 5.6 12.4
Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 6.3 6.0 12.2
Alexandria Bay, NY Land 49 4.7 7.5 12.2
Portal, ND Land 50 6.8 5.1 11.9
Total top 50 gateways NA NA 811.9 1,460.0 2,271.9

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

2 Water 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, Mar. 25, 2008.

Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, Mar. 25, 2008.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, Mar. 25, 2008.