Table 3-10: Top 25 Ports by Calls and Vessel Type: 2000 1

Table 3-10: Top 25 Ports by Calls and Vessel Type: 2000 1

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Port Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity (thousands of dwt)
Tanker2 Dry-bulk Containership Other general cargo3
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 1 5,326 242,951 911 66,045 783 37,568 2,955 124,281 677 15,057
Houston, TX 2 5,129 207,831 2,988 134,809 748 28,342 614 19,799 779 24,881
New Orleans, LA 3 5,090 234,036 1,371 81,956 2,676 119,270 388 10,853 655 21,957
New York, NY 4 4,605 186,631 1,271 65,965 301 10,099 2,172 87,463 861 23,104
San Francisco, CA 5 3,575 163,071 787 50,653 626 22,619 1,936 82,958 226 6,841
Philadelphia, PA 6 2,739 129,204 954 82,170 492 17,662 468 11,315 825 18,057
Hampton Roads, VA 7 2,496 110,417 155 7,602 436 26,602 1,557 61,943 348 14,271
Charleston, SC 8 2,167 81,699 149 6,052 139 4,872 1,547 62,463 332 8,313
Columbia River, OR 9 2,163 77,436 277 13,894 1,279 46,457 262 10,025 345 7,061
Savannah, GA 10 1,769 62,629 253 8,561 330 10,407 739 31,506 447 12,154
Baltimore, MD 11 1,636 55,476 151 4,938 426 20,517 409 14,669 650 15,352
Corpus Christi, TX 12 1,348 84,289 974 64,596 230 9,574 2 83 142 10,036
San Juan, PR 13 1,344 27,449 80 3,784 101 3,098 610 11,490 553 9,077
Jacksonville, FL 14 1,291 35,532 204 8,848 190 6,946 305 7,989 592 11,749
Beaumont, TX 15 1,219 86,101 1,053 76,914 99 4,483 Z Z 67 4,704
Miami, FL 16 1,212 34,553 11 472 65 2,519 766 25,522 370 6,041
Texas City, TX 17 1,197 70,335 1,105 64,471 64 3,223 2 63 26 2,578
Tacoma, WA 18 1,196 47,169 68 3,190 218 10,163 568 27,950 342 5,866
Seattle, WA 19 1,150 45,569 49 2,786 229 10,253 794 31,182 78 1,348
Port Everglades, FL 20 814 27,834 345 15,119 123 4,734 211 5,890 135 2,091
Tampa, FL 21 779 23,628 228 6,379 367 13,750 6 127 178 3,372
Mobile, AL 22 757 39,860 140 8,702 408 22,706 5 88 204 8,364
Lake Charles, LA 23 715 44,935 518 37,749 115 5,203 3 62 79 1,921
Honolulu, HI 24 676 26,900 141 10,677 84 4,802 339 8,987 112 2,434
Freeport, TX 25 641 35,737 516 30,660 18 646 46 766 61 3,664
All other ports   8,921 548,568 4,484 414,991 2,102 72,782 697 20,147 1,638 40,649
U.S. ports total   59,955 2,729,841 19,183 1,271,983 12,649 519,297 17,401 657,619 10,722 280,942
Top 25 as % of U.S. total   85% 80% 77% 67% 83% 86% 96% 97% 85% 86%

1 Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2 Includes petroleum, chemical, and gas carriers.

3 Includes roll-on/roll-off, roll-on/roll-off container, vehicle carriers, general cargo, partial containership, refrigerated, barge carrier, livestock carrier, and combination carriers.

KEY: Capacity = dwt*calls; dwt = dead weight tons; Z = zero or less than 1 unit of measure.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports 2000, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov as of October 2003.