Top 20 U.S. Ports Handling
Foreign Waterborne In-transits1 in 2001

(Thousands of Short Tons and Percent of Total Foreign Traffic)

  In-transits % Total Total
Rank Port Inbound Outbound Total Foreign Foreign
Total In-transits 33,888.5 3,548.9 37,437.4 2.8 1,344,085.6
1 Portland, ME 24,859.2 0.0 24,859.2 94.0 26,449.2
2 New York, NY and NJ 2,224.0 524.9 2,748.9 4.1 67,266.5
3 Long Beach, CA 908.2 208.4 1,116.6 2.2 51,561.1
4 Brownsville, TX 874.2 0.0 874.2 38.0 2,299.3
5 Houston, TX 599.8 232.8 832.5 0.7 120,592.7
6 Miami, FL 467.0 316.2 783.1 10.6 7,412.9
7 Los Angeles, CA 578.4 110.3 688.7 1.5 44,965.6
8 South Louisiana, LA, Port of 144.9 472.5 617.4 0.6 95,680.8
9 Tacoma, WA 276.2 328.8 605.0 4.9 12,376.1
10 Charleston, SC 350.6 46.2 396.7 2.3 17,127.3
11 Seattle, WA 278.6 113.5 392.1 2.6 14,920.7
12 Port Everglades, FL 239.5 114.0 353.5 3.7 9,618.0
13 Philadelphia, PA 242.5 30.3 272.8 0.8 32,942.8
14 New Orleans, LA 199.9 66.8 266.7 0.5 50,296.5
15 Portland, OR 58.4 188.7 247.1 1.5 17,011.8
16 Savannah, GA 153.6 87.6 241.2 1.4 16,931.1
17 Baltimore, MD 212.3 14.1 226.4 0.9 25,350.3
18 Ponce, PR 195.4 0.3 195.6 6.3 3,117.0
19 Wilmington, DE 59.2 106.3 165.5 3.2 5,133.7
20 Plaquemines, LA, Port of 7.7 149.0 156.7 0.7 23,354.1

1. Foreign Waterborne In-transits: Commerce shipped in-bond through the United States from one foreign country to another. Inbound enters U.S. via vessel and outbound exits via vessel.

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