TABLE 3-3-4 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2001-2007

TABLE 3-3-4 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2001-2007

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Thousands of TEU

Port 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Percent change, 2001-2007 Average annual growth rate, 2001-2007 (%)
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 6,624 7,243 7,755 8,639 9,327 10,460 10,662 61.0 8.3
New York, NY 2,355 2,627 2,803 3,163 3,417 3,651 3,893 65.3 8.7
Seattle/Tacoma, WA 1,436 1,619 1,746 1,990 2,502 2,306 2,409 67.8 9.0
Savannah, GA 813 1,014 1,124 1,290 1,491 1,588 2,017 148.1 16.4
Norfolk, VA 885 982 1,093 1,206 1,325 1,414 1,568 77.1 10.0
Oakland, CA 963 979 1,064 1,197 1,378 1,398 1,423 47.7 6.7
Charleston, SC 1,159 1,197 1,250 1,421 1,522 1,507 1,401 20.9 3.2
Houston, TX 783 851 933 1,098 1,250 1,276 1,394 77.9 10.1
Port Everglades, FL 417 370 423 500 587 635 686 64.6 8.7
Miami, FL 717 752 764 795 778 746 673 -6.2 -1.1
Total top 10 ports 16,153 17,634 18,955 21,299 23,577 24,982 26,126 61.7 8.3
Total all ports1 18,117 19,729 21,289 23,851 26,092 27,631 29,020 60.2 8.2
Top 10, percent of total 89.2 89.4 89.0 89.3 90.4 90.4 90.0    

1 The statistics include both government and non-government shipments by vessel into and out of U.S. foreign trade zones, the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

NOTES: TEU = Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit. One twenty-foot container equals one TEU while one forty-foot container equals two TEU. The data in this table include only loaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity. It includes U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments. Therefore, the trade levels will be greater than those reported from U.S. international trade statistics, which excludes transshipments. The statistics exclude postal and military shipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Waterborne Foreign Container Trade by U.S. Custom Ports (Washington, DC: annual releases), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/marad_statistics/ as of July 2008.