Top 20 U.S. Ports Handling
Foreign Waterborne In-transits1 in 20002 -- Revised 04 Nov 2002

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

         In-transits % Total
Rank Port Inbound Outbound Total Foreign Foreign
Total In-transits 32.080.9 5,223.0 37,303.8 2.8 1,354,791.0
1. Portland, ME 23,413.4 0.3 23,413.7 88.5 26,457.7
2. New York, NY and NJ 1,906.1 498.0 2,404.0 3.7 64,898.3
3. Houston,TX 735.9 420.0 1,155.9 0.9 123,950.3
4. South Louisiana, LA, Port of 120.0 1,006.9 1,126.9 1.2 96,789.7
5. Long Beach, CA 868.7 161.3 1,030.1 2.0 52,450.9
6. Los Angeles, Ca 737.3 140.4 877.7 2.1 42,062.5
7. Brownsville, TX 745.7 4.4 750.1 39.9 1,880.6
8. Miami, Fl 470.0 220.6 690.6 9.6 7,199.1
9. Seattle, WA 489.5 132.4 622.0 4.0 15,437.6
10. Charleston, SC 367.1 203.7 570.8 3.4 16,552.1
11. Tacoma, WA 268.0 276.4 544.5 3.9 14,011.6
12. New Orleans, LA 290.5 168.5 459.0 0.9 51,682.5
13. Wilmington, DE 104.4 315.7 420.1 10.3 4,070.1
14. Portland, OR 15.5 329.5 345.0 1.9 17,956.6
15. Port Everglades, FL 173.0 116.2 289.3 3.1 9,212.8
16. Philadelphia, PA 235.7 44.5 280.2 1.0 26,758.1
17. Ponce, PR 235.3 2.3 237.7 11.4 2,083.9
18. Texas City, TX 0.0 212.6 212.6 0.6 37,778.5
19. Plaquemines, LA, Port of 14.8 183.1 197.9 1.0 20,794.5
20. San Francisco, CA 120.8 41.7 162.4 4.9 3,282.2

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.
2. 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.

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