Table 2-10 - Top Water Ports for International Trade: 1997

Table 2-10 - Top Water Ports for International Trade: 1997

By 20 foot equivalent units (TEUs)
Rank Port name TEUs
1 Long Beach, CA 2,673,199
2 Los Angeles, CA 2,084,924
3 New York,NY/NJ 1,738,391
4 Charleston, SC 955,488
5 Seattle, WA 953,304
6 Oakland, CA 843,066
7 Norfolk, VA 769,718
8 Miami, FL 623,658
9 Houston, TX 609,451
10 Tacoma, WA 551,164

By value (billions of current U.S. dollars)
Rank Port name Value
1 Long Beach, CA 85.3
2 Los Angeles, CA 73.4
3 New York, NY and NJ 68.0
4 Houston, TX 37.1
5 Seattle, WA 33.6
6 Charleston, SC 27.3
7 Oakland, CA 25.4
8 Norfolk, VA 25.0
9 Tacoma, WA 19.6
10 Baltimore, MD 18.8

By tonnage (millions of U.S. short tons)
Rank Port name Tonnage
1 Houston, TX 102.8
2 South Louisiana, LA 76.8
3 Corpus Christi, TX 62.2
4 New York, NY and NJ 56.7
5 New Orleans, LA 52.4
6 Baton Rouge, LA 38.4
7 Long Beach, CA 38.4
8 Texas City, TX 37.4
9 Norfolk, VA 35.4
10 Beaumont, TX 33.6

NOTES: Value data do not include in-transit shipments. Tonnage data, unlike port tonnage data for previous years, do not include in-transit shipments.

SOURCES: TEU data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Policy, based on data from the Journal of Commerce, Port Import and Export Reporting System (PIERS).

Value data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Policy, Annual Waterborne Databanks 1996, 1998.

Tonnage data: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, December 1998.