Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Figure 3-2. Top 25 U.S.-International Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2011
Transportation facilities that move international trade into and out of the United States demonstrate the importance of all modes and intermodal combinations to global connectivity. The top 25 foreign-trade gateways measured by value of shipments are comprised of 11 water ports, 5 land-border crossings, and 9 air gateways.
Data represented in the figure.
Billions of dollars
|Los Angeles, CA||Water||1||44.2||170.4||214.6|
|New York, NY||Water||2||56.9||150.2||207.1|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY||Air||3||96.1||93.8||189.9|
|Long Beach, CA||Water||5||34.4||119.0||153.4|
|Los Angeles International Airport, CA||Air||9||40.5||42.7||83.2|
|Port Huron, MI||Land||10||39.9||43.1||83.0|
|Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY||Land||11||44.0||38.0||82.0|
|Miami International Airport, FL||Air||13||40.9||20.1||61.0|
|El Paso, TX||Land||14||26.8||33.1||59.9|
|New Orleans, LA||Air||15||24.0||35.1||59.1|
|San Francisco International Airport, CA||Air||19||26.5||23.8||50.3|
|Dallas-Fort Worth, TX||Air||21||17.0||28.6||45.6|
|New Orleans, LA||Water||24||23.2||19.2||42.4|
All data: Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments. (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500).
Air: Data for all air gateways include a low level (generally less than 2%-3% of the total value) of small user-fee airports located in the same region. Air gateways not identified by airport name (e.g., Chicago, IL, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to U.S. Census Bureau confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.
Air: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, October 2012.
Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, personal communication, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-51, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2012.
Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, North American TransBorder Freight Data, special tabulation, available at www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/ as of October 2012; as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, available at www.rita.dot.gov/bts/publications as of October 8, 2013.
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