Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2000

Table 2 - Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: 2000

(thousands of 20-foot equivalent units)

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Port 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Los Angeles, CA 1,639 1,627 1,786 1,849 1,873 2,085 2,293 2,552 3,228
Long Beach, CA 1,356 1,543 1,939 2,137 2,357 2,673 2,852 3,048 3,203
New York, NY 1,294 1,306 1,404 1,537 1,533 1,738 1,884 2,027 2,201
Charleston, SC 564 579 655 758 801 955 1,035 1,170 1,246
Oakland, CA 746 772 879 919 803 843 902 915 989
Seattle, WA 743 781 967 993 939 953 977 962 959
Norfolk, VA 519 519 570 647 681 770 793 829 851
Houston, TX 368 392 419 489 538 609 657 714 733
Savannah, GA 387 406 418 445 456 529 558 625 720
Miami, FL 418 469 497 497 505 624 603 618 683
Total top 10 ports 8,035 8,394 9,534 10,271 10,486 11,779 12,553 13,459 14,813
Top 10 as a percentage of total 76% 69% 72% 77% 71% 76% 81% 81% 83%
Total all ports 10,583 12,238 13,173 13,328 14,794 15,556 15,556 16,564 17,938

SOURCES: Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS), various data files.