Table 1 - Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: Traffic (thousands of TEUs) and Channel Depth (feet): 1992-2000

Table 1 - Top 10 U.S. Container Ports: Traffic (thousands of TEUs) and Channel Depth (feet): 1992-2000

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Port 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Authorized channel depth Maintained channel depth
Los Angeles 1,639 1,627 1,786 1,849 1,873 2,085 2,293 2,552 3,228 70 60
Long Beach 1,356 1,543 1,939 2,137 2,357 2,673 2,852 3,048 3,204 76 63
New York 1,294 1,306 1,404 1,537 1,533 1,738 1,884 2,027 2,200 45 40
Charleston 564 579 655 758 801 955 1,035 1,170 1,246 45 40
Oakland 746 772 879 919 803 843 902 915 989 50 42
Seattle 743 781 967 993 939 953 976 962 960 34 52
Norfolk 519 519 570 647 681 770 793 829 850 55 50
Houston 368 392 419 489 538 609 657 714 733 45 40
Savannah 387 406 418 445 456 529 558 624 720 48 42
Miami 418 469 497 497 505 624 602 618 684 42 42
Total, top 10 ports 8,035 8,394 9,534 10,271 10,486 11,779 12,552 13,458 14,814    
Top 10, % of total 76% 69% 72% 77% 71% 76% 81% 81% 83%    
Total, all U.S. ports 10,583 12,238 13,173 13,328 14,794 15,556 15,556 16,564 17,938    

KEY: TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units.

SOURCE: Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS), various container data files; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, channel depth data, personal commuication, June 2001.