Table 27 Top 10 U.S. International Freight Gateways by Shipment Value: 2001

Table 27
Top 10 U.S. International Freight Gateways by Shipment Value: 2001

(Billions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank in 2001 U.S. port Mode Total U.S. trade Exports Imports Export as % of total Balance of trade (exports minus imports)
  Total, all airports   519 251 267 48.5 -16
  Total, all maritime ports   719 196 523 27.3 327
  Total, all land ports   547 235 313 42.9 -78
1 JFK Int. Airport Air 117 50 67 43.0 -16
2 Los Angeles, CA Water 104 17 87 16.7 -69
3 Long Beach, CA Water 95 17 78 17.7 -61
4 Detroit, MI Land 92 49 43 53.5 6
5 New York/ New Jersey Water 86 23 63 26.4 -41
6 Laredo, TX Land 80 35 45 43.6 -10
7 Los Angeles Int. Airport Air 64 34 30 53.3 4
8 San Francisco Air 62 32 30 52.2 3
9 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Land 60 29 31 48.6 -2
10 Port Huron, MI Land 56 17 38 31.0 -21

NOTE: All data-Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits a U.S. Customs port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments or intransit shipment. Air-Data for all airports are based on U.S. port classifications and include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. In addition, due to U.S. Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport and Los Angeles. Water-Data are preliminary.

SOURCES: Air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Buraeu, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, May 2002. Water- U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, personal communication, May 2002. Land-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, as of May 2002.