TABLE 2-4-4 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 1999-2009

TABLE 2-4-4 - Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 1999-2009

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Thousands of TEU

Port 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Percent change, 1999-2009 Average annual growth rate, 1999-2009 (percent)
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 5,600 6,431 6,624 7,243 7,755 8,639 9,327 10,460 10,662 10,164 8,759 56.4 4.6
New York, NY 2,027 2,200 2,355 2,627 2,803 3,163 3,417 3,651 3,893 3,956 3,577 76.4 5.8
Seattle/Tacoma, WA 1,543 1,607 1,436 1,619 1,746 1,990 2,502 2,306 2,409 2,197 1,939 25.6 2.3
Savannah, GA 624 720 813 1,014 1,124 1,290 1,491 1,588 2,017 2,106 1,907 205.4 11.8
Oakland, CA 915 989 963 979 1,064 1,197 1,378 1,398 1,423 1,388 1,392 52.2 4.3
Norfolk, VA 829 850 885 982 1,093 1,206 1,325 1,414 1,568 1,585 1,372 65.5 5.2
Houston, TX 714 733 783 851 933 1,098 1,250 1,276 1,394 1,363 1,255 75.8 5.8
Charleston, SC 1,170 1,246 1,159 1,197 1,250 1,421 1,522 1,507 1,401 1,326 951 -18.7 -2.1
Miami, FL 618 684 717 752 764 795 778 746 673 669 624 0.8 0.1
Port Everglades, FL 473 439 417 370 423 500 587 635 686 681 535 13.1 1.2
Total top 10 ports 14,513 15,900 16,153 17,634 18,955 21,299 23,577 24,982 26,126 25,435 22,310 53.7 4.4
Total all portsa 16,564 17,938 18,117 19,729 21,289 23,851 26,092 27,631 29,020 28,309 24,989 50.9 4.2
Top 10, percent of total 87.6 88.6 89.2 89.4 89.0 89.3 90.4 90.4 90.0 89.8 89.3    

KEY: TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit.

a 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: One twenty-foot container equals one TEU while one forty-foot container equals two TEUs. 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 Issues), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of July 2010.