Figure 3-16. Top 25 Water Ports by Containerized Cargo: 2006 (Thousands of TEUs)
Containerized cargo has grown rapidly over the past few years and is concentrated at a few large water ports. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handle about one-third of all the container traffic at water ports in the United States. Container trade at these two ports doubled between 1997 and 2006, slightly higher than the growth rate reported for container cargo overall.
|Los Angeles, CA||1||1,264||4,370|
|Long Beach, CA||2||1,023||3,734|
|New York, NY||3||1,050||2,579|
|Port Everglades, FL||12||339||296|
|San Juan, PR||14||56||152|
|New Orleans, LA||16||102||68|
|West Palm Beach, FL||21||116||33|
|Newport News, VA||25||30||43|
Key: TEUs=twenty-foot equivalent units.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Waterborne Container Trade by U.S. Custom Ports, 1997-2005 , based on data provided by Port Import/Export Reporting Service, 2006, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/MARAD_statistics/index.html as of June 12, 2007.
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