Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Figure 3-5. Top 25 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2011
Although the top ports for containerized cargo are primarily on the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts, bulk cargo, such as coal, crude petroleum, and grain moves through ports on the Gulf Coast and inland waterway system. The top 25 water ports by tonnage handle more than two-thirds of the weight of all foreign and domestic goods moved by water.
Data represented in the figure.
Millions of short tons
|South Louisiana, LA||39.7||81.1||125.7||246.5|
|New York, NY and NJ||65.4||24.1||49.7||139.2|
|Long Beach, CA||42.7||24.4||13.2||80.3|
|New Orleans, LA||18.5||19.7||38.9||77.2|
|Corpus Christi, TX||36.4||16.6||17.6||70.5|
|Los Angeles, CA||34.4||23.7||6.9||65.0|
|Baton Rouge, LA||15.1||7.0||35.8||57.9|
|Texas City, TX||30.5||8.4||18.9||57.8|
|Lake Charles, LA||25.8||7.1||21.3||54.2|
|Norfolk Harbor, VA||9.4||31.5||6.5||47.4|
|St. Louis, MO||-||-||36.5||36.5|
|Port Arthur, TX||11.9||8.1||10.2||30.3|
1 short ton = 2,000 pounds. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2011 Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Part 5, National Summaries (Alexandria, VA: 2012), table 5-2, available at www.navigationdatacenter.us/wcsc/ as of September 17, 2013.
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