Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2009

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2009

(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

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Gateway1 Mode Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 26.5 124.8 151.2
New York, NY Water 2 38.5 110.0 148.5
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 3 65.8 61.2 127.0
Long Beach, CA Water 4 25.8 92.2 118.0
Houston, TX Water 5 57.5 47.5 105.1
Laredo, TX Land 6 45.3 49.8 95.1
Chicago, IL Air 7 31.0 59.8 90.8
Detroit, MI Land 8 47.7 37.2 85.0
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 30.9 32.2 63.1
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 10 33.2 27.8 61.0
Port Huron, MI Land 11 28.4 30.1 58.5
Savannah, GA Water 12 18.9 27.9 46.8
New Orleans, LA Air 13 19.2 25.7 44.9
Charleston, SC Water 14 16.4 28.4 44.8
Norfolk, VA Water 15 20.8 23.9 44.7
El Paso, TX Land 16 17.9 24.4 42.3
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 17 21.0 18.8 39.8
Miami International Airport Cargo Facilities, FL Air 18 27.5 11.7 39.1
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 19 14.9 20.9 35.8
Anchorage, AK Air 20 8.4 26.2 34.7
Oakland, CA Water 21 12.8 21.5 34.3
Seattle, WA Water 22 8.1 24.8 33.0
Atlanta, GA Air 23 11.5 20.8 32.3
Baltimore, MD Water 24 10.7 19.3 30.1
Otay Mesa, CA Land 25 9.4 19.2 28.6
Cleveland, OH Air 26 15.7 11.2 26.8
Tacoma, WA Water 27 5.8 20.9 26.7
New Orleans, LA Water 28 14.8 11.4 26.3
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 29 13.7 8.3 21.9
Washington, DC Air 30 5.8 14.5 20.4
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 31 7.9 11.3 19.2
Hidalgo, TX Land 32 8.5 10.6 19.1
Miami, FL Water 33 8.8 10.1 18.9
Corpus Christie, TX Water 34 4.1 14.1 18.3
Nogales, AZ Land 35 5.9 10.3 16.2
Port Everglades, FL Water 36 9.8 6.3 16.1
Beaumont, TX Water 37 2.3 13.5 15.8
Pembina, ND Land 38 8.7 6.6 15.3
Gramercy, LA Water 39 8.9 5.8 14.7
Philadelphia, PA Water 40 2.1 12.5 14.6
Blaine, WA Land 41 9.1 5.5 14.6
Texas City, TX Water 42 2.3 11.3 13.5
Jacksonville, FL Water 43 6.0 7.5 13.4
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX Air 44 7.2 5.5 12.7
Eagle Pass, TX Land 45 4.6 7.9 12.5
Newark, NJ Air 46 4.1 8.3 12.4
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 47 7.8 4.2 12.0
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 48 4.7 7.2 11.9
Portal, ND Land 49 7.3 4.5 11.7
Logan Airport, MA Air 50 6.4 4.1 10.5
Total top 50 gateways     830.6 1,219.4 2,050.0

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

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 U.S. Census Bureau 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, Jul. 22, 2011; Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, Jul. 22, 2011; Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, Jul. 22, 2011.