Leading U.S. Ports in 20001 -- Revised 04 Nov 2002
(Millions of Short Tons and Percent Change from 1999)

     

Domestic

Foreign

Total2

Rank Type3 Port Tons % Tons % Tons %
1 C South Louisiana, LA, Port of 119.1 -.3 96.8 2.2 215.9 .8
2 C Houston, TX 62.6 10.4 124.0 21.4 186.6 17.5
3 C New York, NY and NJ 72.3 2.9 64.9 2.2 137.2 2.6
4 C New Orleans, LA 38.3 -.7 51.7 5.7 90.0 2.8
5 C Corpus Christi, TX 24.0 7.6 57.3 2.6 81.3 4.1
6 C Beaumont, TX 16.0 3.2 60.9 13.0 76.9 10.8
7 I Huntington, WV, OH, KY4 76.9 NA 0.0 0 76.9 NA
8 C Long Beach, CA 17.4 -6.8 52.5 24.3 69.9 14.7
9 C Baton Rouge, LA 42.5 -1.9 22.7 11.3 65.2 2.3
10 C Plaquemines, LA, Port of 38.9 -4.3 20.8 -4.8 59.7 -4.5
11 C Texas City, TX 20.3 11.3 37.8 20.9 58.1 17.4
12 I Pittsburgh, PA 53.9 1.9 0.0 0 53.9 1.9
13 C Mobile, AL 24.2 13.4 29.4 22.3 53.7 18.1
14 C Lake Charles, LA 20.5 2.4 32.5 5.8 53.0 4.5
15 C Los Angeles, CA 6.1 8.1 42.1 14.7 48.1 13.9
16 C Valdez, AK 46.4 -6.0 1.7 -58.2 48.1 -9.9
17 C Tampa, Fl 31.7 -2.6 14.8 -22.1 46.5 -9.8
18 C Norfolk Harbor, VA 10.5 4.1 31.8 3.7 42.3 3.8
19 L Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 28.2 -4.3 13.5 5.0 41.7 -1.5
20 C Baltimore, MD 14.5 2.2 26.3 14.0 40.8 9.5
21 C Philadelphia, PA 14.1 .4 26.8 5.9 40.8 4.0
22 C Portland, OR 16.4 26.8 18.0 9.2 34.3 17.0
23 I St. Louis, MO and IL 33.3 2.1 0.0 0 33.3 2.1
24 C Freeport, TX 5.6 .7 23.4 3.8 29.0 3.2
25 C Portland, ME 2.3 22.5 26.5 43.3 28.8 41.4
26 C Pascagoula, MS 10.5 1.2 18.1 1.9 28.6 1.6
27 C Paulsboro, NJ 9.2 2.1 15.8 -11.5 25.0 -6.9
28 C Seattle, WA 8.7 -3.7 15.4 -5.8 24.2 -5.1
29 L Chicago, IL 20.1 -3.0 3.9 -34.6 23.9 -10.1
30 C Port Everglades, FL 13.3 5.8 9.2 -3.0 22.5 2.0
31 C Tacoma, WA 8.3 6.4 14.0 5.2 22.3 5.6
32 C Marcus Hook, PA 8.9 -5.6 12.3 24.9 21.2 10.0
33 C Charleston, SC 4.5 -9.9 16.6 11.2 21.1 5.9
34 C Boston, MA 8.4 -10.1 12.4 -3.7 20.8 -6.4
35 C Port Arthur, TX 8.5 22.9 12.0 5.6 20.5 12.1
36 C Jacksonville, FL 10.2 1.1 9.5 3.6 19.7 2.3
37 C Savannah, GA 2.7 -.6 16.8 8.9 19.5 7.5
38 C Richmond, CA 9.1 -18.0 10.3 -8.6 19.4 -13.3
39 I Memphis, TN 18.3 10.0 0.0 0 18.3 10.0
40 C Anacortes, EA 15.9 27.8 2.1 -45.1 18.0 10.9
41 L Detroit, MI 12.0 -2.8 5.3 14.9 17.3 2.0
42 L Indiana Harbor, IN 15.5 2.5 0.7 NA 16.2 7.0
43 C Honolulu, HI 10.9 4.1 4.6 160.6 15.5 26.4
44 L Cleveland, OH 11.9 -4.2 2.5 -20.2 14.4 -7.4
45 I Cincinnati, OH 14.3 .3 0.0 0 14.3 .3
46 L Lorain, OH 13.9 9.5 0.3 .3 14.2 9.4
47 C San Juan, PR 7.8 -2.3 6.1 -20.2 13.8 -11.0
48 C Newport News, VA 7.2 27.7 6.6 -23.9 13.8 -3.8
49 L Toledo, OH 5.9 .6 7.4 15.0 13.3 8.1
50 L Two Harbors, MN 13.1 12.9 0.0 -100.0 13.1 10.0

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1. Beginning with calendar year 2000, foreign waterborne import, export and in-transit cargo statistics are derived primarily from the manifest-based Port Import Export Reporting Service, a division of the Journal of Commerce.
2. Total may not equal column sum due to rounding.
3. Type code depicts the location of the port as Coastal (C), Great Lakes (L), or Inland (I).
4. For CY 2000 Huntington-Tristate was defined as miles 256.8 to 356.8 on the Ohio River, the Kanawha River, and the Big Sandy River.

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