TABLE 3-4 Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2004-2009

TABLE 3-4 Top 10 U.S. Maritime Container Ports: 2004-2009

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Thousands of TEU

Port 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Percent change,
2004-2009
Average annual growth rate, 2004-2009 (percent)
Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 8,639 9,327 10,460 10,662 10,164 8,759 1.4 0.1
New York, NY 3,163 3,417 3,651 3,893 3,956 3,577 13.1 1.2
Seattle/Tacoma, WA 1,990 2,502 2,306 2,409 2,197 1,939 -2.6 -0.3
Savannah, GA 1,290 1,491 1,588 2,017 2,106 1,907 47.8 4.0
Oakland, CA 1,197 1,378 1,398 1,423 1,388 1,392 16.3 1.5
Norfolk, VA 1,206 1,325 1,414 1,568 1,585 1,372 13.8 1.3
Houston, TX 1,098 1,250 1,276 1,394 1,363 1,255 14.3 1.3
Charleston, SC 1,421 1,522 1,507 1,401 1,326 951 -33.1 -3.9
Miami, FL 795 778 746 673 669 624 -21.5 -2.4
Port Everglades, FL 500 587 635 686 681 535 7.0 0.7
Total top 10 ports 21,299 23,577 24,982 26,126 25,435 22,310 4.7 0.5
Total all portsa 23,851 26,092 27,631 29,020 28,309 24,989 4.8 0.5
Top 10, percent of total 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.