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Figure 2-7: Top 25 Water Ports by Weight: 2002 (Million short tons)

Measured in tons, the Port of South Louisiana handles the most freight of any water port in the United States. Water ports dominated by domestic trade include St. Louis, MO-IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Huntington, WV-KY-OH and Valdez, AK. Water ports dominated by foreign trade include Portland, ME, Los Angeles, CA, Freeport, TX, and Beaumont, TX. The top 25 water ports handle about 70 percent of all foreign and domestic goods moved by water.

See paragraph above and table below for explanation of Figure 2-7

Data represented in the figure
Table in Excel format

empty Cell Imports Exports Domestic Total
South Louisiana, LA34.656.9124.9216.4
Houston, TX80.035.262.4177.6
New York, NY and NJ59.410.264.9134.5
Beaumont, TX62.
New Orleans, LA21.929.833.285.0
Huntington, WV-KY-OH0.
Corpus Christi, TX41.78.921.472.0
Long Beach, CA37.914.415.667.9
Baton Rouge, LA16.84.139.660.6
Plaquemines, LA13.79.635.859.1
Texas City, TX36.42.816.155.2
Los Angeles, CA31.613.86.852.2
Pittsburgh, PA0.
Valdez, AK<.1<.150.550.5
Tampa, FL8.38.231.848.4
Lake Charles, LA23.14.320.147.5
Mobile, AL15.78.521.946.0
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI0.613.829.744.2
Baltimore, MD18.35.415.238.8
Philadelphia, PA20.10.313.734.1
St. Louis, MO-IL0.00.032.632.6
Pascagoula, MS17.53.011.431.9
Norfolk Harbor, VA8.712.46.827.9
Freeport, TX19.
Portland, ME25.

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2002 Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: 2004)

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