Table 3-28: Top 50 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2002

Table 3-28: Top 50 Foreign Trade Freight Gateways: 2002

(Ranked by value of shipments in $ billions)

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Gateway1 Mode Rank Exports Imports Total
JFK International Airport, NY Air 1 44.0 68.7 112.7
Port of Los Angeles, CA Water 2 16.4 93.9 110.3
Port of Detroit, MI Land 3 56.2 44.7 100.9
Port of New York, NY and NJ Water 4 22.6 68.9 91.5
Port of Long Beach, CA Water 5 15.1 73.7 88.8
Port of Laredo, TX Land 6 32.3 46.9 79.3
Los Angeles International Airport, CA Air 7 31.5 29.1 60.6
Port of Huron, MI Land 8 19.1 38.3 57.4
Port of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 9 24.2 30.9 55.1
San Francisco International Airport, CA Air 10 23.2 26.5 49.7
Chicago, IL Air 11 18.6 29.2 47.8
Port of Houston, TX Water 12 19.4 22.5 41.9
Port of El Paso, TX Land 13 15.8 22.6 38.5
Port of Charleston, SC Water 14 11.8 21.5 33.3
New Orleans, LA Air 15 13.4 13.2 26.6
Port of Norfolk Harbor, VA Water 16 10.8 15.2 26.0
Port of Seattle, WA Water 17 5.3 18.5 23.8
Port of Baltimore, MD Water 18 5.3 17.9 23.2
Port of Tacoma, WA Water 19 4.4 18.4 22.9
Anchorage, AK Air 20 4.8 18.0 22.7
Port of Oakland, CA Water 21 7.5 15.3 22.7
Miami International Airport, FL Air 22 13.3 7.8 21.1
Port of Otay Mesa Station, CA Land 23 8.6 11.8 20.4
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Air 24 10.1 9.6 19.7
Port of Savannah, GA Water 25 6.8 12.8 19.6
Port of New Orleans, LA Water 26 10.0 8.8 18.8
Atlanta, GA Air 27 7.7 9.8 17.5
Port of Miami, FL Water 28 7.8 9.0 16.8
Cleveland, OH Air 29 8.4 8.0 16.4
Port of Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY Land 30 5.2 9.6 14.8
Port of Hidalgo, TX Land 31 5.8 6.9 12.7
Port of Blaine, WA Land 32 4.7 6.7 11.4
Port of Jacksonville, FL Water 33 2.6 8.7 11.3
Port of Portland, OR Water 34 2.6 8.6 11.2
Port of Nogales, AZ Land 35 3.8 6.9 10.8
Port of Alexandria Bay, NY Land 36 4.0 6.7 10.7
Port of Brownsville-Cameron, TX Land 37 5.4 4.9 10.3
Port of Port Everglades, FL Water 38 4.1 5.3 9.4
Port of Beaumont, TX Water 39 0.8 8.3 9.1
Port of Philadelphia, PA Water 40 0.6 8.3 8.8
San Juan International Airport, PR Air 41 3.5 5.3 8.7
Philadelphia International Airport, PA Air 42 4.4 4.3 8.7
Port of Pembina, ND Land 43 4.4 4.3 8.7
Boston Logan Airport, MA Air 44 5.1 3.3 8.5
Port of Calexico-East, CA Land 45 3.6 4.8 8.4
Newark, NJ Air 46 2.6 5.7 8.3
Port of Corpus Christi, TX Water 47 1.6 6.0 7.5
Port of Sweetgrass, MT Land 48 3.3 4.2 7.5
Port of Morgan City, LA Water 49 0.2 7.2 7.4
Houston International Airport, TX Air 50 4.5 2.9 7.4
Total, top 50 NA NA 547.0 940.5 1,487.5

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

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTES: Mode of transportation is the type 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. Low-value shipments, generally imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports valued at less than $2,500, are not included. Data for air gateways include some shipments (generally less than 3% of the total value) from small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name 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, April 2003.

Water: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, Waterborne Databank, August 2003.

Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, August 2003.