Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2008 and 2009

Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2008 and 2009

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Port 2008 2009
Rank Millions of short tons Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 224.0 111.4 112.6 1 212.6 103.1 109.5
Houston, TX 2 212.2 146.4 65.8 2 211.3 148.0 63.4
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 3 153.5 91.1 62.4 3 144.7 83.5 61.2
Long Beach, CA 4 80.2 67.3 12.9 4 72.5 58.6 13.9
Corpus Christi, TX 5 76.8 55.4 21.4 5 68.2 50.8 17.4
New Orleans, LA 6 73.0 36.5 36.5 6 68.1 31.1 37.1
Beaumont, TX 7 69.5 46.8 22.7 7 67.7 43.3 24.4
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 8 69.3 0.0 69.3 8 59.2 0.0 59.2
Los Angeles, CA 11 59.8 52.9 6.9 9 58.4 51.4 7.0
Texas City, TX 13 52.6 38.7 13.9 10 52.6 36.5 16.2
Lake Charles, LA 12 53.8 31.8 22.0 11 52.3 32.6 19.6
Mobile, AL 9 67.6 38.1 29.5 12 52.2 27.8 24.4
Baton Rouge, LA 14 51.8 15.9 35.9 13 51.9 17.8 34.1
Port of Plaquemines, LA 10 63.7 27.9 35.8 14 50.9 16.2 34.7
Norfolk Harbor, VA 16 44.6 36.9 7.7 15 40.3 33.7 6.6
Pascagoula, MS 23 33.6 24.1 9.5 16 36.6 28.2 8.4
Tampa, FL 19 39.7 13.4 26.3 17 34.9 12.1 22.8
Valdez, AK 21 36.0 0.0 36.0 18 34.5 0.0 34.5
Port Arthur, TX 25 31.8 21.7 10.0 19 33.8 24.4 9.4
Pittsburgh, PA 18 41.8 0.0 41.8 20 32.9 0.0 32.9
Savannah, GA 22 35.4 33.6 1.8 21 32.3 30.4 2.0
Philadelphia, PA 24 32.3 20.3 12.0 22 31.8 20.3 11.4
St. Louis, MO and IL 27 29.5 0.0 29.5 23 31.3 0.0 31.3
Paulsboro, NJ 20 36.4 23.9 12.5 24 30.3 18.9 11.4
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 15 45.3 15.0 30.3 25 30.2 7.8 22.5
Baltimore, MD 17 43.4 31.0 12.5 26 30.1 20.3 9.9
Freeport, TX 26 29.8 25.7 4.1 27 27.4 23.3 4.0
Richmond, CA 30 26.4 15.9 10.4 28 25.4 14.4 11.0
Seattle, WA 31 26.2 20.2 5.9 29 24.6 19.4 5.2
Marcus Hook, PA 32 24.7 14.3 10.4 30 24.6 16.4 8.1
Portland, OR 29 26.7 17.9 8.7 31 23.3 14.4 8.9
Tacoma, WA 28 27.2 20.3 6.9 32 23.2 17.6 5.6
Portland, ME 35 22.1 20.8 1.3 33 21.0 19.5 1.5
Boston, MA 38 21.0 13.2 7.9 34 20.5 13.5 7.0
Port Everglades, FL 36 21.7 11.8 9.8 35 20.1 9.6 10.5
Chicago, IL 33 22.7 3.6 19.1 36 19.2 3.5 15.7
Newport News, VA 34 22.6 18.6 4.0 37 18.0 13.9 4.1
Jacksonville, FL 37 21.0 13.7 7.4 38 17.7 10.6 7.0
Oakland, CA 40 17.8 15.1 2.7 39 17.4 15.0 2.4
Charleston, SC 39 20.9 18.3 2.6 40 15.8 13.5 2.4
Memphis, TN 41 16.4 0.0 16.4 41 14.0 0.0 14.0
Cincinnati, OH 44 13.4 0.0 13.4 42 11.8 0.0 11.8
San Juan, PR 49 11.0 4.9 6.1 43 11.3 5.0 6.3
Anacortes, WA 48 11.5 3.0 8.5 44 10.4 2.2 8.2
New Haven, CT 55 9.7 2.9 6.7 45 10.1 3.2 6.9
Kalama, WA 46 12.9 12.5 0.5 46 9.9 9.3 0.6
Galveston, TX 54 9.8 5.6 4.2 47 9.8 4.5 5.2
Toledo, OH 50 11.0 7.0 3.9 48 9.7 5.8 3.8
Barbers Point, Oahu, HI 53 10.1 8.4 1.7 49 9.7 8.4 1.3
Honolulu, HI 43 14.0 1.1 12.9 50 9.2 0.8 8.4
United States, total water ports   2,477.1 1,520.8 956.3   2,210.8 1,353.7 857.1

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 2008 and 2009 Part 5 National Summaries (Alexandria, VA: Annual issues), tables 1.1 and 5.2, available at http://www.ndc.iwr.usace.army.mil//wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Jun. 13, 2011.