Table 13 Top 25 U.S. Port of Calls by Vessel Type: 2000

Table 13
Top 25 U.S. Port of Calls by Vessel Type: 2000

(Capacity in thousands of deadweight tons)

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Ranked by container capacity Port Total calls Total capacity Containership Containerships (percentage of total vessels) Average vessel size per call (dwt)
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity All vessel types Container- ships
1 Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA 5,326 242,951 2,955 124,281 55.5 51.2 45,616 42,058
2 New York, NY/NJ 4,605 186,631 2,172 87,463 47.2 46.9 40,528 40,268
3 San Francisco Bay area, CA1 3,575 163,071 1,936 82,958 54.2 50.9 45,614 42,850
4 Charleston, SC 2,167 81,699 1,547 62,463 71.4 76.5 37,701 40,377
5 Hampton Roads area, VA2 2,496 110,417 1,557 61,943 62.4 56.1 44,238 39,784
6 Savannah, GA 1,769 62,629 739 31,506 41.8 50.3 35,404 42,633
7 Seattle, WA 1,150 45,569 794 31,182 69.0 68.4 39,625 39,272
8 Tacoma, WA 1,196 47,169 568 27,950 47.5 59.3 39,439 49,208
9 Miami, FL 1,212 34,553 766 25,522 63.2 73.9 28,509 33,319
10 Houston, TX 5,129 207,831 614 19,799 12.0 9.5 40,521 32,246
11 Baltimore, MD 1,636 55,476 409 14,669 25.0 26.4 33,910 35,866
12 San Juan, PR 1,344 27,449 610 11,490 45.4 41.9 20,423 18,836
13 Philadelphia, PA 2,739 129,204 468 11,315 17.1 8.8 47,172 24,177
14 New Orleans, LA 5,090 234,036 388 10,853 7.6 4.6 45,980 27,972
15 Columbia River, OR3 2,163 77,436 262 10,025 12.1 12.9 35,800 38,263
16 Honolulu, HI 676 26,900 339 8,987 50.1 33.4 39,793 26,510
17 Jacksonville, FL 1,291 35,532 305 7,989 23.6 22.5 27,523 26,193
18 Port Everglades, FL 814 27,834 211 5,890 25.9 21.2 34,194 27,915
19 Freeport, TX 641 35,737 46 766 7.2 2.1 55,752 16,652
20 Tampa, FL 779 23,628 6 127 0.8 0.5 30,331 21,167
  All other ports 14,157 874,089 709 20,441 5.0 2.3 61,743 28,831
  Total, top 20 U.S. ports 45,798 1,855,752 16,692 637,178 36.4 34.3 40,520 38,173
  Top 20, % of total 76.4 68.0 95.9 96.9        
  Total, all U.S. ports 59,955 2,729,841 17,401 657,619 29.0 24.1 45,531 37,792

1 Includes, e.g., Port of Oakland and Port of San Francisco.

2 Includes, e.g., Norfolk and Newsport News.

3 Includes, e.g., Vancouver, Portland and Astoria.

KEY: dwt = deadweight tons.

NOTES: Data include oceangoing vessels of 1,000 gross tons and above. Capacity = dwt multiplied by calls and represents the vessel capacity handled by a port. Port geography in this table is defined by Lloyd's Maritime information Services and differs from that in tables 10 and 11 wher "U.S. ports" are based on U.S. Customs designations.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration; based on Lloyd's Maritime Information Services, Vessel Movements, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/Porcalls_us.htm, as of Apr. 24, 2002.