Table 3-17: Top 15 U.S. Containership Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Size: 1999

Table 3-17: Top 15 U.S. Containership Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Size: 1999

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Port Total container-ship port calls Port calls by capacity of vessel (TEUs) Maximum channel depth (ft)1
<2,000 2,001 - 3,000 3,001 - 4,000 4,001 - 5,000 >5,000
Virginia ports in top 15              
Norfolk 1,105 155 411 394 139 6 50
U.S. ports total 14,686 5,127 4,190 3,126 1,685 558 NA
New York, NY 1,983 465 710 575 227 6 45
Charleston, SC 1,458 352 566 298 236 6 42
Long Beach, CA 1,256 307 246 357 168 178 60
Los Angeles, CA 1,207 429 208 220 294 56 81
Oakland, CA 1,110 123 291 405 183 108 42
Norfolk, VA 1,105 155 411 394 139 6 50
Miami, FL 745 347 244 154 0 0 42
Seattle, WA 638 157 180 175 57 69 40
Houston, TX 623 346 169 58 50 0 40
Savannah, GA 590 144 156 264 26 0 42
New Orleans, LA 434 297 119 18 0 0 45
Port Everglades, FL 412 297 63 0 52 0 42
Baltimore, MD 396 192 123 30 51 0 50
Tacoma, WA 376 33 105 83 30 125 50
San Juan, PR 337 307 30 0 0 0 36
All other ports 2,016 1,176 569 95 172 4 NA
Top 15 as % of U.S. total 86% 77% 86% 97% 90% 99% NA
Top Virginia ports as % of U.S. total 8% 3% 10% 13% 8% 1% NA

1 Channel depth for federally maintained channels at mean low water (MLW).

KEY: ft = feet; TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units; NA = not applicable.

SOURCES:

Port calls by vessel size: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Vessel Movements, 1999, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/PDF/Containership as of Nov. 5, 2001.

Maximum channel depth: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The National Dredging Needs Study of Ports and Harbors, draft, May 2000, table 3-6.