Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type(1): 2011

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(Capacity in thousands of dwt tons)

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 7,218 324,760 4,652 230,030 766 33,648 827 35,328 973 25,754
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 2 5,364 338,943 1,311 113,204 581 31,407 2,927 180,926 545 13,405
New York/New Jersey, NY and NJ 3 4,661 232,105 1,517 77,108 188 9,381 2,389 131,466 567 14,151
San Francisco, CA 4 3,826 226,802 755 57,358 663 30,129 2,187 134,468 221 4,847
Virginia Ports, VA 5 3,671 216,323 142 5,353 1,017 74,777 2,160 123,183 352 13,010
New Orleans, LA 6 2,972 143,919 890 43,673 1,145 60,245 646 32,505 291 7,496
Columbia River, OR 7 2,920 134,244 125 4,764 2,193 109,133 154 8,105 448 12,242
Savannah, GA 8 2,731 134,565 241 10,191 164 5,791 2,015 109,952 311 8,631
Philadelphia, PA 9 2,310 115,440 798 72,785 229 9,879 459 17,799 824 14,978
Baltimore, MD 10 2,158 105,305 128 4,619 610 50,928 397 23,657 1,023 26,101
Charleston, SC 11 1,876 94,367 187 8,712 76 3,446 1,302 75,423 311 6,786
Port Everglades, FL 12 1,743 55,604 435 19,556 19 736 1,075 32,163 214 3,149
Jacksonville, FL 13 1,657 55,334 220 10,604 97 5,727 541 23,803 799 15,200
Miami, FL 14 1,284 41,413 17 789 0 0 1,064 38,019 203 2,606
Texas City, TX 15 1,162 71,288 1,118 69,373 38 1,639 0 0 6 276
Galveston, TX 16 1,087 42,055 641 27,679 207 9,138 11 418 228 4,820
San Juan, PR 17 1,086 25,497 138 6,483 34 1,227 510 11,946 404 5,841
Mobile, AL 18 1,065 52,224 165 9,216 374 24,013 223 9,524 303 9,471
Seattle, WA 19 1,062 67,000 23 979 197 12,216 796 51,913 46 1,891
Tacoma, WA 20 1,003 46,939 53 5,810 215 12,781 416 21,529 319 6,820
Corpus Christi, TX 21 979 67,222 747 55,839 185 9,766 0 0 47 1,617
Galveston, TX 22 969 126,532 969 126,532 0 0 0 0 0 0
Port Arthur, TX 23 808 42,994 519 31,722 161 7,127 0 0 128 4,144
Lake Charles, LA 24 780 52,992 574 45,373 126 5,843 0 0 80 1,776
Tampa, FL 25 765 28,956 345 13,523 251 10,418 43 1,254 126 3,761
Freeport, TX 26 727 35,241 502 30,127 6 344 96 1,822 123 2,948
Nederland Terminal, TX 27 702 59,319 673 58,266 21 756 0 0 8 297
Pascagoula, TX 28 604 41,279 454 34,645 67 4,376 0 0 83 2,258
Boston, MA 29 602 28,941 227 9,257 69 3,353 175 10,925 131 5,405
Honolulu, HI 30 580 23,733 112 8,793 18 907 343 12,043 107 1,990
Wilmington, NC 31 507 18,664 202 7,173 47 1,785 182 7,429 76 2,277
Southwest Pass light. Area, LA 32 452 57,541 451 57,421 0 0 0 0 1 121
Port Angeles, WA 33 379 36,437 256 31,089 94 4,548 9 392 20 409
Brunswick, GA 34 364 7,753 3 68 9 239 1 21 351 7,426
San Diego, CA 35 349 6,946 53 1,535 11 501 52 881 233 4,028
Loop Terminal, LA 36 319 80,181 314 79,629 3 196 0 0 2 356
S. California Light. Area, CA 37 312 51,478 312 51,478 0 0 0 0 0 0
Port Hueneme, CA 38 310 5,318 13 514 0 0 0 0 297 4,804
Point Comfort, TX 39 289 11,431 154 4,895 86 5,128 0 0 49 1,408
Bayport, TX 40 287 10,777 172 4,597 1 51 112 6,061 2 68
March Point, WA 41 284 24,131 284 24,131 0 0 0 0 0 0
El Segundo, CA 42 274 26,909 274 26,909 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valdez, AK 43 270 33,186 270 33,186 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaumont, TX 44 270 10,813 99 4,508 91 4,051 0 0 80 2,254
Cherry Point, WA 45 250 26,769 250 26,769 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portland, ME 46 245 16,995 206 15,967 25 752 0 0 14 276
Gulfport, MS 47 237 4,059 0 0 16 904 219 3,102 2 54
Anchorage, AK 48 228 5,582 15 693 6 190 107 2,315 100 2,384
Ingleside, TX 49 223 14,312 87 8,108 123 5,893 0 0 13 310
Barbours Cut, TX 50 205 9,037 22 901 12 591 160 7,197 11 348
Top 50 ports total   64,426 3,489,653 22,115 1,571,932 10,241 553,961 21,598 1,115,567 10,472 248,193
U.S. ports total5   67,929 3,665,121 23,678 1,675,195 10,883 584,429 22,222 1,138,126 11,146 267,371
Top 50 ports as percent of U.S. total   94.8 95.2 93.4 93.8 94.1 94.8 97.2 98.0 94.0 92.8

1Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2Capacity is calculated as the sum for all calling vessels of Calls multiplied by Capacity in dwt.

3Includes petroleum and chemical Tankers.

4Includes roll-on/roll-off, gas carrier, general cargo, and combination carriers.

5Includes Puerto Rico.

KEY: dwt = deadweight.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports by Vessel Type, available at www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Stat... as of May 2013.