Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2007

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2007

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(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

Gateway1 Mode2 Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 29.9 150.4 180.2
New York, NY and NJ Water 2 40.6 124.6 165.2
John F. Kennedy International, NY Air 3 77.0 84.2 161.2
Long Beach, CA Water 4 26.7 120.4 147.1
Detroit, MI Land 5 73.3 63.3 136.6
Houston, TX Water 6 53.4 61.2 114.6
Laredo, TX Land 7 47.4 63.0 110.4
Chicago O'Hare International, IL Air 8 33.4 53.1 86.6
Los Angeles International, CA Air 9 41.6 38.0 79.6
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 38.6 40.0 78.6
Port Huron, MI Land 11 30.7 46.3 77.1
San Francisco International, CA Air 12 29.7 31.9 61.6
Charleston, SC Water 13 19.8 41.1 60.9
Savannah, GA Water 14 18.3 31.3 49.6
Norfolk, VA Water 15 20.7 28.8 49.5
El Paso, TX Land 16 20.0 29.1 49.1
Ted Stevens Anchorage International, AK Air 17 10.7 34.5 45.3
Baltimore, MD Water 18 14.0 28.0 42.0
Dallas-Fort Worth International, TX Air 19 18.1 23.4 41.5
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, LA Air 20 18.2 22.9 41.1
Seattle, WA Water 21 9.2 28.4 37.6
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, GA Air 22 12.5 22.9 35.4
Oakland, CA Water 23 11.4 23.4 34.8
Miami International, FL Air 24 24.0 10.4 34.5
Tacoma, WA Water 25 6.0 27.8 33.8
New Orleans, LA Water 26 15.9 17.1 33.0
Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 27 9.9 20.8 30.7
Cleveland-Hopkins International, OH Air 28 15.9 11.4 27.3
Morgan City, LA Water 29 0.1 26.4 26.5
Beaumont, TX Water 30 2.1 21.3 23.3
Corpus Christi, TX Water 31 4.2 18.7 22.8
Hidalgo, TX Land 32 9.0 12.9 21.9
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 33 8.1 13.4 21.5
Jacksonville, FL Water 34 9.0 12.0 21.0
Port Everglades, FL Water 35 10.1 10.9 20.9
Miami, FL Water 36 9.0 10.5 19.5
Luis Munoz Marin International, PR Air 37 10.3 8.5 18.8
Philadelphia, PA Water 38 1.9 16.6 18.5
Nogales, AZ Land 39 6.0 12.1 18.2
Blaine, WA Land 40 9.9 7.9 17.9
Texas City, TX Water 41 2.5 15.1 17.6
Pembina, ND Land 42 9.4 7.8 17.2
Portland, OR Water 43 3.6 12.3 15.9
Dulles International, DC Air 44 5.2 9.7 14.9
General Edward Lawrence Logan International, MA Air 45 8.8 5.9 14.7
Gramercy, LA Water 46 6.0 8.6 14.7
Newark Liberty International, NJ Air 47 3.7 10.4 14.1
Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 6.8 6.9 13.7
Lake Charles, LA Water 49 1.5 12.0 13.4
Portal, ND Land 50 7.7 5.7 13.4
Total top 50 gateways     901.9 1,543.0 2,444.9

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

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, Nov. 26, 2008; Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2008; Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, Oct. 27. 2008.