Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2006

Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2006

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Port Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 225.5 106.7 118.8
Houston, TX 2 222.1 152.9 69.3
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 3 157.6 91.4 66.3
Long Beach, CA 4 84.4 71.6 12.8
Beaumont, TX 5 79.5 57.3 22.2
Corpus Christi, TX 6 77.6 53.8 23.8
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 7 77.2 0.0 77.2
New Orleans, LA 8 76.9 38.8 38.1
Los Angeles, CA 9 66.0 57.0 8.9
Mobile, AL 10 59.8 34.3 25.5
Lake Charles, LA 11 58.4 34.3 24.1
Baton Rouge, LA 12 56.3 19.3 37.1
Port of Plaquemines, LA 13 55.9 20.9 35.0
Texas City, TX 14 48.9 35.8 13.1
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 15 47.0 14.5 32.5
Tampa, FL 16 46.2 18.6 27.7
Baltimore, MD 17 42.4 28.0 14.4
Pittsburgh, PA 18 42.0 0.0 42.0
Paulsboro, NJ 19 39.2 25.5 13.7
Philadelphia, PA 20 38.6 24.8 13.8
Pascagoula, MS 21 37.7 26.7 11.0
Valdez, AK 22 36.2 0.0 36.2
Norfolk Harbor, VA 23 34.2 25.9 8.4
Savannah, GA 24 34.0 32.3 1.7
Freeport, TX 25 32.1 27.2 5.0
St. Louis, MO and IL 26 31.3 0.0 31.3
Portland, OR 27 28.5 16.3 12.2
Port Arthur, TX 28 28.4 18.9 9.5
Seattle, WA 29 28.0 22.0 5.9
Charleston, SC 30 26.4 23.4 3.1
Tacoma, WA 31 26.0 18.8 7.3
Chicago, IL 32 25.7 3.2 22.5
Richmond, CA 33 25.6 14.3 11.3
Portland, ME 34 25.2 24.4 0.9
Port Everglades, FL 35 24.8 15.3 9.5
Jacksonville, FL 36 22.2 14.0 8.2
Boston, MA 37 21.9 13.9 7.9
Marcus Hook, PA 38 20.1 9.3 10.8
Memphis, TN 39 19.1 0.0 19.1
Detroit, MI 40 17.4 4.4 13.0
Oakland, CA 41 16.6 13.7 2.9
Honolulu, HI 42 16.2 1.2 15.0
Indiana Harbor, IN 43 16.2 0.5 15.7
Cleveland, OH 44 15.2 3.7 11.5
Anacortes, WA 45 15.1 3.7 11.4
Two Harbors, MN 46 13.4 0.1 13.4
Cincinnati, OH 47 13.3 0.0 13.3
San Juan, PR 48 12.9 6.0 7.0
Newport News, VA 49 11.3 6.3 5.1
Toledo, OH 50 11.2 8.9 2.3
United States, total water ports   2,588.4 1,564.9 1,023.5

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 2006, Part 5 National Summaries, Table 5.2, Alexandria, VA: 2008, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Nov. 10, 2008.