Table 2 - Seaport Freight Capacity and Bottleneck Measures: 1999

Table 2 - Seaport Freight Capacity and Bottleneck Measures: 1999

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Seaport AADT per lane-mile Freight-to-capacity ratio1 Delay per lane-mile
Rank Number Rank Ratio Rank Hours
Long Beach 1 18,687 20 1.12 1 265
Oakland 2 17,850 15 1.24 2 204
Richmond 3 15,465 18 1.15 3 155
Boston 4 13,138 37 0.48 6 116
Port Everglades 5 13,090 9 1.57 5 132
New York 6 12,573 26 0.98 7 110
Honolulu 7 12,239 40 0 17 71
Miami 8 12,232 17 1.18 4 133
Baltimore 9 11,815 22 1.08 16 72
Tacoma 10 11,731 10 1.56 8 102
New Haven 11 11,489 23 1.05 21 51
Seattle Elliott Bay 12 11,272 25 1 9 100
Houston 13 11,172 7 1.89 10 88
Philadelphia 14 10,381 27 0.94 15 73
Paulsboro 15 10,341 24 1.04 12 80
Marcus Hook 16 10,340 21 1.1 14 74
Portland 17 10,153 16 1.23 11 80
Tampa Bay 18 9,995 31 0.64 19 67
Vancouver 19 9,978 19 1.12 13 79
Newport News 20 9,876 32 0.58 18 69
Norfolk Harbor 21 9,571 34 0.51 20 64
Providence 22 9,206 38 0.21 24 36
Jacksonville 23 9,030 28 0.92 23 42
New Orleans 24 8,758 13 1.45 22 44
Anacortes 25 7,889 30 0.73 26 20
Port Arthur 26 7,408 2 2.97 31 5
Baton Rouge 27 7,123 1 3.21 28 15
Pascagoula 28 7,072 4 2.3 33 4
Port of South Louisiana 29 7,010 8 1.84 30 5
Savannah 30 6,626 12 1.51 29 10
Mobile Harbor 31 6,613 6 1.9 32 4
Charleston 32 6,552 29 0.75 27 17
Portland 33 5,814 36 0.48 35 3
Lake Charles 34 5,587 3 2.59 38 0.7
Wilmington 35 5,404 33 0.53 25 24
Galveston 36 5,000 39 0.14 36 1
Corpus Christi 37 4,658 11 1.53 34 3
Freeport 38 4,015 35 0.5 37 0.9
Matagorda Ship Channel 39 2,800 14 1.41 40 -
Port of Plaquemine 40 U 5 2.3 39 -

1 This ratio compares the volume of freight transported to the relative capacity of the transportation infrastructure in handling that level of freight. It divides freight traffic on the transportation network by a measure of nominal flow representing a reasonable annual traffic level for facilities of its kind. Assigned flows in excess of nominal flow do not automatically imply a capacity problem, merely that flows are above average for that type of facility.

KEY: - = value too small to report; AADT = average annual daily traffic; U = data are unavailable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Intermodal Bottleneck Analysis Tool data, October 2001.