Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2009

Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type1: 2009

(Capacity in thousands of dwt tons)

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Port   Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity2
Tanker3 Dry-bulk Containership Other general cargo4
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Houston, TX 1 6,153 277,117 3,905 194,523 580 23,257 931 38,380 737 20,956
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 2 4,430 220,616 1,296 70,391 221 10,163 2,319 124,997 594 15,065
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 3 4,312 285,194 1,096 107,822 388 20,673 2,442 147,347 386 9,352
New Orleans, LA 4 4,226 210,844 1,474 88,262 2,031 97,181 331 13,992 390 11,408
San Francisco, CA 5 3,275 190,668 735 53,997 479 19,896 1,859 111,546 202 5,229
Virginia Ports, VA 6 2,502 134,680 131 8,232 547 34,244 1,615 84,943 209 7,260
Savannah, GA 7 2,219 112,557 186 7,820 90 2,995 1,714 95,709 229 6,032
Philadelphia, PA 8 2,171 131,734 1,140 105,180 146 5,702 340 10,887 545 9,966
Columbia River, OR 9 1,925 80,291 146 5,264 1,379 61,126 98 5,256 302 8,644
Charleston, SC 10 1,865 85,748 156 7,011 64 3,017 1,312 68,035 333 7,685
Baltimore, MD 11 1,562 57,596 128 5,073 267 14,714 397 19,536 770 18,273
Jacksonville, FL 12 1,487 48,036 267 12,209 135 7,801 434 16,346 651 11,680
Port Arthur, TX 13 1,270 79,674 931 67,653 180 7,329 1 36 158 4,657
Tacoma, WA 14 1,149 55,253 67 5,690 210 13,120 576 30,284 296 6,158
Port Everglades, FL 15 1,055 34,427 316 14,000 21 743 597 17,961 121 1,723
Texas City, TX 16 1,011 66,045 971 64,419 29 1,283 0 0 11 343
Corpus Christi, TX 17 972 64,702 736 52,513 152 7,627 0 0 84 4,562
San Juan, PR 18 927 20,973 118 5,430 17 545 455 10,174 337 4,825
Seattle, WA 19 920 53,190 13 591 175 11,199 676 39,029 56 2,372
Mobile, AL 20 901 45,517 138 9,435 310 20,447 171 6,960 282 8,676
Miami, FL 21 893 30,463 2 30 1 17 591 26,589 299 3,828
Miami, FL 22 889 33,247 439 16,362 254 10,156 53 2,292 143 4,437
Freeport, TX 23 740 40,101 561 35,519 15 785 106 1,852 58 1,945
Lake Charles, LA 24 662 48,108 467 39,694 124 5,522 0 0 71 2,892
Honolulu, HI 25 596 20,552 74 4,164 15 395 392 13,530 115 2,463
Galveston, TX 26 544 20,547 160 10,346 146 5,529 3 94 235 4,579
Boston, MA 27 520 24,300 221 9,208 58 2,754 133 7,084 108 5,254
Wilmington, NC 28 514 19,301 235 8,904 51 1,664 174 7,272 54 1,461
Portland, ME 29 397 30,382 345 28,222 26 772 0 0 26 1,388
Port Angeles, WA 30 349 31,890 275 28,897 50 2,485 5 218 19 290
LOOP Terminal, LA 31 319 78,652 317 78,433 0 0 0 0 2 220
Valdez, AK 32 296 39,089 296 39,089 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pascagoula, MS 33 275 22,095 221 19,562 34 2,094 0 0 20 439
El Segundo, CA 34 274 27,420 274 27,420 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cherry Point, WA 35 272 27,970 272 27,970 0 0 0 0 0 0
March Point, WA 36 269 23,759 266 23,665 2 82 0 0 1 12
Port Hueneme, CA 37 263 4,327 5 198 0 0 0 0 258 4,129
San Diego, CA 38 256 4,805 1 35 13 487 53 919 189 3,365
Brunswick, GA 39 231 5,317 0 0 4 169 0 0 227 5,148
Galveston light. Area, TX 40 215 48,032 215 48,032 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ingleside, TX 41 193 13,002 98 9,350 75 3,383 0 0 20 269
Dutch Harbor, AK 42 156 7,206 3 142 1 47 141 6,864 11 153
Anchorage, AK 43 141 3,266 1 52 2 62 76 1,612 62 1,540
Barbers Point, HI 44 136 10,969 105 9,298 30 1,658 0 0 1 13
Ferndale, WA 45 124 15,315 110 14,616 10 480 0 0 4 218
Point Comfort, TX 46 122 3,857 94 2,649 10 642 0 0 18 566
Port Manatee, FL 47 122 3,538 17 577 29 1,274 17 298 59 1,388
Palm Beach, FL 48 109 1,742 9 331 2 46 41 562 57 803
Portsmouth, NH 49 100 3,625 39 1,245 45 1,733 0 0 16 647
Kodiak, AK 50 95 2,024 0 0 0 0 95 2,024 0 0
Top 50 ports total   54,404 2,899,762 19,072 1,369,527 8,418 405,298 18,148 912,628 8,766 212,309
U.S. ports total5   55,560 2,968,567 19,641 1,415,457 8,587 412,868 18,206 913,978 9,126 226,265
Top 50 ports as percent of U.S. total   97.9 97.7 97.1 96.8 98.0 98.2 99.7 99.9 96.1 93.8

1 Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2Capacity 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports by Vessel Type, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of Jun. 23, 2011.