Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2010 and 2011

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Port 2010 2011
  Millions of short tons   Millions of short tons
Rank Total Foreign Domestic Rank Total Foreign Domestic
Port of South Louisiana, LA 1 236.3 115.2 121.1 1 246.5 120.8 125.7
Houston, TX 2 227.1 159.6 67.6 2 237.8 167.1 70.7
New York, NY and NJ 3 139.2 83.7 55.5 3 139.2 89.5 49.7
Long Beach, CA 5 75.4 62.6 12.9 4 80.3 67.0 13.2
New Orleans, LA 7 72.4 34.1 38.3 5 77.2 38.2 38.9
Beaumont, TX 4 77.0 51.8 25.2 6 73.7 47.8 25.8
Corpus Christi, TX 6 73.7 54.8 18.8 7 70.5 52.9 17.6
Los Angeles, CA 8 62.4 55.9 6.4 8 65.0 58.1 6.9
Huntington-Tristate, WV, OH, KY 9 61.5 0.0 61.5 9 58.6 0.0 58.6
Baton Rouge, LA 13 55.5 20.8 34.8 10 57.9 22.1 35.8
Texas City, TX 10 56.6 40.1 16.5 11 57.8 38.9 18.9
Mobile, AL 12 55.7 29.4 26.4 12 55.6 29.6 25.9
Lake Charles, LA 14 54.6 33.0 21.6 13 54.2 32.9 21.3
Port of Plaquemines, LA 11 55.8 18.9 36.9 14 54.1 20.2 33.9
Norfolk Harbor, VA 15 41.6 35.4 6.2 15 47.4 40.9 6.5
Baltimore, MD 16 39.6 30.2 9.5 16 44.9 36.8 8.1
Pascagoula, MS 17 37.3 26.6 10.7 17 36.9 28.0 8.8
St. Louis, MO and IL 24 30.8 0.0 30.8 18 36.5 0.0 36.5
Savannah, GA 19 34.7 32.9 1.8 19 35.5 33.1 2.4
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 18 36.6 9.7 26.9 20 35.1 7.1 28.0
Pittsburgh, PA 22 33.8 0.0 33.8 21 33.8 0.0 33.8
Tampa, FL 20 34.2 11.2 23.0 22 31.4 10.5 21.0
Philadelphia, PA 21 34.0 21.5 12.6 23 30.6 19.6 11.0
Port Arthur, TX 25 30.2 19.5 10.8 24 30.3 20.1 10.2
Valdez, AK 23 31.9 0.0 31.9 25 29.8 0.0 29.8
Seattle, WA 26 27.2 22.1 5.1 26 26.6 21.7 4.9
Portland, OR 28 25.9 17.8 8.2 27 25.5 17.5 8.0
Newport News, VA 32 20.8 16.6 4.3 28 25.2 21.8 3.4
Richmond, CA 29 24.2 12.8 11.4 29 24.3 13.8 10.5
Tacoma, WA 30 22.4 17.0 5.4 30 24.2 18.1 6.0
Freeport, TX 27 26.7 22.3 4.3 31 23.3 18.6 4.7
Port Everglades, FL 33 20.2 10.1 10.2 32 21.0 10.4 10.6
Chicago, IL 37 18.5 3.2 15.4 33 20.4 3.5 16.8
Marcus Hook, PA 31 21.9 12.4 9.5 34 18.8 11.1 7.7
Oakland, CA 36 18.6 16.3 2.3 35 18.5 15.8 2.7
Boston, MA 35 19.1 13.0 6.1 36 18.4 12.4 6.0
Charleston, SC 39 18.0 15.1 2.9 37 17.9 15.5 2.4
Paulsboro, NJ 40 17.5 10.3 7.2 38 17.6 11.9 5.7
Jacksonville, FL 34 19.1 11.7 7.4 39 16.8 10.0 6.8
Two Harbors, MN 42 13.9 0.5 13.4 40 15.6 0.2 15.5
Galveston, TX 41 13.9 8.0 5.9 41 13.7 7.3 6.5
Detroit, MI 43 13.4 2.6 10.8 42 13.7 2.7 11.0
Portland, ME 38 18.2 16.5 1.6 43 13.2 11.8 1.4
Honolulu, HI 53 8.9 1.1 7.8 44 12.7 1.1 11.6
Memphis, TN 46 12.2 0.0 12.2 45 12.6 0.0 12.6
Kalama, WA 45 12.3 11.8 0.5 46 12.2 11.4 0.8
Indiana Harbor, IN 50 10.2 0.3 9.9 47 12.0 0.3 11.6
Anacortes, WA 56 8.5 1.8 6.7 48 12.0 4.8 7.2
Cincinnati, OH 44 12.7 0.0 12.7 49 11.7 0.0 11.7
Cleveland, OH 48 10.8 1.6 9.2 50 11.6 1.4 10.2
United States, total water ports   2,446.4 1,312.6 1,133.8   2,494.9 1,351.6 1,143.2

NOTE: Top 50 water ports are not additive due to shared tonnage between ports.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Principal Ports of the United States, available at www.navigationdatacenter.us/data/datappor.htm as of March 2013.