Table 26 Top 5 U.S. Land Ports for North American Merchandise Trade by Truck and Rail: 2001

Table 26
Top 5 U.S. Land Ports for North American Merchandise Trade by Truck and Rail: 2001

(With crossing and entry detail)

Truck

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Rank in 2001 U.S. port Annual truck trade value (millions of $) Value per day (millions of $) Annual incoming truck crossings Truck crossings per day
  U.S.-North American trade 395,425 1,083 11,081,868 30,361
1 Detroit, MI 79,762 219 1,642,042 4,499
2 Laredo, TX 55,298 152 1,403,914 3,846
3 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 47,196 129 1,123,971 3,079
4 El Paso, TX 34,697 95 660,583 1,810
5 Port Huron, MI 29,955 82 828,802 2,271

Rail

Rank in 2001 U.S. port Annual rail trade value (millions of $) Value per day (millions of $) Annual incoming rail container Rail container entries per day
  U.S.-North American trade 92,617 254 2,361,997 6,471
1 Laredo, TX 24,179 66 273,935 751
2 Port Huron, MI 22,914 63 449,299 1231
3 Detroit, MI 11,909 33 304,591 834
4 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 10,497 29 150,525 412
5 International Falls-Ranier, MN 4,012 11 205,430 563

NOTE: Rail containers represent the number of container entries, not the number of unique containers. Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles, and include both loaded and unloaded trucks. Port rank is based on tradee value for 2001. Truck and rail value data include both import and export trade.

SOURCE: Truck crossings and rail entries- U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, June 2002; based on data from U.S. Customs Service, Mission Support Services, Office of Field Operations, Operations Management CD, 2001. Truck and rail trde value-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, as of June 2002.