Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2007

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2007

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Port Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity2 (thousands of dwt)
Tanker3 Dry-bulk Containership Other general cargo4
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Houston, TX 1 6,195 267,045 3,757 175,784 800 32,144 818 34,090 820 25,027
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 2 5,492 335,898 1,337 128,153 484 23,288 3,058 169,562 613 14,896
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 3 4,968 232,426 1,443 77,897 274 10,788 2,549 127,359 702 16,382
New Orleans, LA 4 4,884 239,972 1,667 103,556 2,392 108,085 281 12,189 544 16,141
San Francisco, CA 5 3,945 212,966 736 58,670 633 25,869 2,046 115,246 530 13,181
Philadelphia, PA 6 3,148 191,814 1,646 149,269 352 14,678 499 15,594 651 12,274
Virginia Ports, VA 7 2,775 137,548 164 10,222 426 24,480 1,940 91,138 245 11,708
Savannah, GA 8 2,615 121,811 297 11,170 231 7,553 1,807 93,739 280 9,349
Columbia River, OR 9 2,578 99,772 194 7,602 1,683 71,709 154 7,473 547 12,988
Charleston, SC 10 2,160 96,571 169 7,707 92 4,826 1,589 76,622 310 7,416
Baltimore, MD 11 1,833 63,052 162 5,861 364 17,891 427 17,793 880 21,506
Port Everglades, FL 12 1,472 51,636 450 19,854 57 2,286 739 25,602 226 3,894
Jacksonville, FL 13 1,470 42,957 321 14,463 184 8,804 265 7,243 700 12,447
Port Arthur, TX 14 1,418 94,515 1,049 81,819 220 8,196 5 140 144 4,360
Tacoma, WA 15 1,241 62,621 82 8,127 241 15,208 621 33,262 297 6,023
Texas City, TX 16 1,200 70,266 1,160 68,194 36 1,875 0 0 4 198
Corpus Christi, TX 17 1,080 71,866 816 60,582 182 7,434 1 51 81 3,799
San Juan, PR 18 1,045 23,484 106 5,087 31 983 498 11,464 410 5,950
Seattle, WA 19 1,042 59,936 23 1,258 293 16,630 666 39,485 60 2,563
Miami, FL 20 927 31,184 3 97 3 93 563 26,078 358 4,916
Mobile, AL 21 885 47,279 165 10,541 427 26,198 50 2,110 243 8,431
Freeport, TX 22 806 40,036 604 35,272 19 926 99 1,355 84 2,483
Tampa, FL 23 800 28,652 347 12,153 276 11,064 36 1,416 141 4,019
Lake Charles, LA 24 796 55,534 524 41,643 135 6,047 0 0 137 7,845
Honolulu, HI 25 648 20,798 70 4,653 6 204 412 12,892 160 3,049
Wilmington, NC 26 562 22,322 284 10,358 85 3,018 102 5,477 91 3,469
Boston, MA 27 544 23,591 235 9,138 70 2,696 161 7,337 78 4,420
Galveston, TX 28 486 20,870 154 11,362 192 7,092 2 83 138 2,332
LOOP Terminal, LA 29 400 106,641 400 106,641 0 0 0 0 0 0
March Point, WA 30 380 37,341 374 37,154 1 26 0 0 5 161
San Diego, CA 31 367 7,332 1 133 31 1,264 53 879 282 5,057
Port Angeles, WA 32 355 38,917 300 36,310 38 2,151 3 105 14 351
Point Comfort, TX 33 321 12,006 214 6,957 70 3,962 1 21 36 1,067
Port Hueneme, CA 34 318 5,275 13 469 0 0 1 39 304 4,767
Valdez, AK 35 312 42,720 312 42,720 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cherry Point, WA 36 291 31,898 288 31,669 3 229 0 0 0 0
Brunswick, GA 37 282 6,816 0 0 8 234 0 0 274 6,582
Portland, ME 38 277 24,217 242 23,306 18 563 0 0 17 348
El Segundo, CA 39 259 27,186 259 27,186 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pascagoula, MS 40 215 14,623 169 12,478 28 1,697 0 0 18 448
Anchorage, AK 41 184 4,265 2 94 2 69 94 2,007 86 2,094
Brownsville, TX 42 178 7,125 61 2,845 98 3,888 0 0 19 392
New Haven, CT 43 171 7,082 131 5,567 35 1,316 0 0 5 199
Dutch Harbor, AK 44 153 6,635 5 197 0 0 146 6,415 2 23
Barbers Point, HI 45 140 10,575 99 8,498 39 2,054 0 0 2 23
Ingleside, TX 46 137 9,107 65 5,933 59 2,820 0 0 13 354
Port Manatee, FL 47 114 3,456 15 423 31 1,359 2 40 66 1,633
Ferndale, WA 48 112 13,380 92 12,439 17 778 0 0 3 163
Everett, WA 49 110 3,345 1 74 31 1,333 2 65 76 1,873
Palm Beach, FL 50 105 1,388 0 0 0 0 52 730 53 658
Top 50 ports total   62,196 3,187,751 21,008 1,491,579 10,697 483,807 19,742 945,102 10,749 267,263
U.S. ports total5   63,804 3,295,980 21,724 1,568,955 11,040 499,779 19,863 947,862 11,177 279,384
Top 50 ports as percent of U.S. total   97.5 96.7 96.7 95.1 96.9 96.8 99.4 99.7 96.2 95.7

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, gas carrier, general cargo, 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 2002-2007, Washington, DC: 2009, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of Jan. 27, 2009.