Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2007 and 2008

Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2007 and 2008

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Port 2007 2008
Rank Millions of short tons Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 229.0 107.5 121.5 1 224.0 111.4 112.6
Houston, TX 2 216.1 145.3 70.7 2 212.2 146.4 65.8
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 3 157.2 91.4 65.8 3 153.5 91.1 62.4
Long Beach, CA 4 85.9 70.6 15.4 4 80.2 67.3 12.9
Corpus Christi, TX 6 81.1 58.4 22.7 5 76.8 55.4 21.4
New Orleans, LA 8 76.0 37.8 38.3 6 73.0 36.5 36.5
Beaumont, TX 5 81.4 57.0 24.3 7 69.5 46.8 22.7
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 7 76.5 0.0 76.5 8 69.3 0.0 69.3
Mobile, AL 10 64.5 34.8 29.7 9 67.6 38.1 29.5
Port of Plaquemines, LA 12 58.8 24.0 34.8 10 63.7 27.9 35.8
Los Angeles, CA 9 65.5 57.3 8.2 11 59.8 52.9 6.9
Lake Charles, LA 11 64.2 39.7 24.5 12 53.8 31.8 22.0
Texas City, TX 13 56.8 40.5 16.3 13 52.6 38.7 13.9
Baton Rouge, LA 14 54.6 18.5 36.1 14 51.8 15.9 35.9
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 16 46.5 15.1 31.4 15 45.3 15.0 30.3
Norfolk Harbor, VA 18 39.7 32.1 7.7 16 44.6 36.9 7.7
Baltimore, MD 17 41.3 26.7 14.5 17 43.4 31.0 12.5
Pittsburgh, PA 19 38.1 0.0 38.1 18 41.8 0.0 41.8
Tampa, FL 15 46.9 15.2 31.7 19 39.7 13.4 26.3
Paulsboro, NJ 20 38.0 24.2 13.8 20 36.4 23.9 12.5
Valdez, AK 21 37.8 0.0 37.8 21 36.0 0.0 36.0
Savannah, GA 22 36.5 34.8 1.7 22 35.4 33.6 1.8
Pascagoula, MS 23 35.2 23.4 11.8 23 33.6 24.1 9.5
Philadelphia, PA 24 35.1 21.7 13.5 24 32.3 20.3 12.0
Port Arthur, TX 28 29.3 17.6 11.6 25 31.8 21.7 10.0
Freeport, TX 27 29.6 24.1 5.5 26 29.8 25.7 4.1
St. Louis, MO and IL 25 32.1 0.0 32.1 27 29.5 0.0 29.5
Tacoma, WA 30 26.9 19.3 7.6 28 27.2 20.3 6.9
Portland, OR 26 31.1 18.8 12.3 29 26.7 17.9 8.7
Richmond, CA 31 25.0 13.9 11.1 30 26.4 15.9 10.4
Seattle, WA 29 28.2 21.3 6.8 31 26.2 20.2 5.9
Marcus Hook, PA 32 24.8 13.0 11.8 32 24.7 14.3 10.4
Chicago, IL 33 24.5 3.4 21.1 33 22.7 3.6 19.1
Newport News, VA 43 15.0 10.1 4.9 34 22.6 18.6 4.0
Portland, ME 34 24.3 22.8 1.4 35 22.1 20.8 1.3
Port Everglades, FL 35 24.2 14.3 9.9 36 21.7 11.8 9.8
Jacksonville, FL 38 21.2 13.6 7.6 37 21.0 13.7 7.4
Boston, MA 37 22.4 14.4 8.0 38 21.0 13.2 7.9
Charleston, SC 36 22.6 19.6 3.0 39 20.9 18.3 2.6
Oakland, CA 41 16.9 13.9 3.0 40 17.8 15.1 2.7
Memphis, TN 39 18.8 0.0 18.8 41 16.4 0.0 16.4
Indiana Harbor, IN 42 15.0 0.5 14.5 42 15.4 0.4 15.0
Honolulu, HI 40 17.6 1.2 16.4 43 14.0 1.1 12.9
Cincinnati, OH 47 13.2 0.0 13.2 44 13.4 0.0 13.4
Two Harbors, MN 46 13.7 0.6 13.1 45 13.4 0.0 13.4
Kalama, WA 53 10.4 9.7 0.7 46 12.9 12.5 0.5
Detroit, MI 44 14.9 3.5 11.4 47 12.8 3.3 9.5
Anacortes, WA 45 14.3 3.5 10.9 48 11.5 3.0 8.5
San Juan, PR 50 12.2 5.2 7.0 49 11.0 4.9 6.1
Toledo, OH 49 12.5 8.0 4.5 50 11.0 7.0 3.9
United States, total water ports   2,564.0 1,542.5 1,021.5   2,477.1 1,520.8 956.3

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 Years 2007 and 2008, Part 5 National Summaries (Alexandria, VA: Annual issues), tables 1.1 and 5.2, available at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Apr. 8, 2010.