Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2010

Table 3-24: Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2010

(Ranked by value of shipments in billions of dollars)

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Gateway1 Mode Rank Exports Imports Total
Los Angeles, CA Water 1 33.9 145.7 179.6
New York, NY Water 2 46.6 128.7 175.3
John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY Air 3 81.9 77.7 159.6
Long Beach, CA Water 4 31.7 114.2 145.9
Houston, TX Water 5 70.4 60.1 130.5
Laredo, TX Land 6 57.3 63.7 121.0
Detroit, MI Land 7 62.8 48.2 111.0
Chicago, IL Air 8 35.3 75.3 110.7
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 9 36.9 40.5 77.4
Port Huron, MI Land 10 34.7 38.7 73.5
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 11 37.4 35.3 72.7
Savannah, GA Water 12 24.3 34.5 58.8
New Orleans, LA Air 13 22.7 35.0 57.7
El Paso, TX Land 14 23.9 31.7 55.6
Charleston, SC Water 15 19.4 30.9 50.2
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 16 27.4 22.6 49.9
Miami International Airport Cargo Facilities, FL Air 17 34.5 15.3 49.9
Norfolk, VA Water 18 22.9 26.4 49.3
Anchorage, AK Air 19 9.8 34.9 44.7
Seattle, WA Water 20 10.9 31.4 42.3
Baltimore, MD Water 21 14.3 27.1 41.4
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 22 16.9 24.1 41.0
Oakland , CA Water 23 15.5 24.9 40.4
Atlanta, GA Air 24 12.1 22.1 34.1
New Orleans, LA Water 25 18.2 13.6 31.8
Otay Mesa, CA Land 26 10.3 20.7 31.0
Cleveland , OH Air 27 18.8 11.5 30.3
Tacoma, WA Water 28 5.4 23.1 28.5
Corpus Christie, TX Water 29 6.0 19.5 25.5
Morgan City, LA Water 30 0.2 25.0 25.2
Beaumont, TX Water 31 3.2 21.8 25.0
Hidalgo, TX Land 32 8.7 13.9 22.6
Champlain-Rouses Point, NY Land 33 9.3 13.1 22.4
Gramercy, LA Water 34 11.4 10.7 22.1
Miami, FL Water 35 10.3 11.5 21.8
Nogales, AZ Land 36 6.9 12.9 19.8
Texas City, TX Water 37 4.2 15.3 19.5
Philadelphia, PA Water 38 2.0 17.3 19.3
Port Everglades, FL Water 39 11.1 7.7 18.8
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 40 15.2 3.3 18.5
Jacksonville, FL Water 41 9.2 8.9 18.2
Pembina, ND Land 42 10.3 7.4 17.7
Washington, DC Air 43 5.4 11.9 17.3
Eagle Pass, TX Land 44 5.7 11.1 16.8
Blaine, WA Land 45 10.9 5.9 16.7
Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX Air 46 8.5 7.8 16.3
Newark, NJ Air 47 5.2 10.2 15.4
Portal, ND Land 48 9.3 5.5 14.8
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA Air 49 9.5 5.0 14.5
Lake Charles, LA Water 50 2.3 12.1 14.4
Total top 50 gateways     1,000.9 1,515.9 2,516.8

1Gateway is 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, and Anchorage.

SOURCES: Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, USA Trade Online, special tabulation, available at https://www.usatradeonline.gov/ as of May 7, 2012. Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation as of May 7, 2012. Land : U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, special tabulation, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/ as of May 7, 2012.