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Top 25 Foreign-Trade Freight Gateways by Value: 2009 Map

U.S. map showing that the top international gateways include the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, JFK International Airport in New York City, and the truck and rail crossings between Detroit and Windsor.

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Data for all 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, Illinois, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. Due to 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, July 22, 2011; Water: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, July 22, 2011; Land: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, July 22, 2011.

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