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Table 1-47. Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa (Millions)

Table 1-47. Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tonsa (Millions)

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  1999 1990  % change 1990-99
Rank Total tons Rank Total tons
South Louisiana, LA 1 214.2 1 194.2 10.3
Houston, TX 2 158.8 3 126.2 25.9
New York, NY and NJ 3 133.7 2 140.0 -4.5
New Orleans, LA 4 87.5 6 62.7 39.5
Corpus Christi, TX 5 78.1 7 62.0 25.9
Beaumont, TX 6 69.5 23 26.7 160.0
Baton Rouge, LA 7 63.7 5 78.1 -18.5
Plaquemine, LA 8 62.4 8 56.6 10.3
Long Beach, CA 9 60.9 10 52.4 16.2
Valdez, AK 10 53.4 4 96.0 -44.3
Pittsburgh, PA 11 52.9 19 35.5 49.0
Tampa, FL 12 51.5 11 51.6 -0.2
Lake Charles, LA 13 50.8 16 40.9 24.3
Texas City, TX 14 49.5 12 48.1 3.0
Mobile, AL 15 45.5 15 41.1 10.6
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 16 42.3 17 40.8 3.8
Los Angeles, CA 17 42.3 13 46.4 -8.7
Norfolk Harbor, VA 18 40.8 9 53.7 -24.1
Philadelphia, PA 19 39.3 14 41.8 -6.0
Baltimore, MD 20 37.3 18 39.5 -5.7
St. Louis, MO and IL 21 32.7 22 27.1 20.6
Portland, OR 22 29.3 21 27.5 6.6
Pascagoula, MS 23 28.1 24 26.5 6.1
Freeport, TX 24 28.1 40 14.5 93.9
Paulsboro, NJ 25 26.9 27 23.3 15.3
Chicago, IL 26 26.0 28 22.5 15.3
Huntington, WV 27 24.7 34 17.3 42.7
Seattle, WA 27 25.5 30 21.6 18.2
Richmond, CA 28 22.4 32 21.2 5.9
Boston, MA 30 22.1 29 21.9 0.9
Port Everglades, FL 31 22.1 42 14.1 56.2
Tacoma, WA 32 21.1 31 21.4 -1.6
Portland, ME 33 20.4 51 10.8 89.4
Charleston, SC 34 19.9 54 9.7 105.2
Marcus Hook, PA 35 19.3 25 25.9 -25.4
Jacksonville, FL 36 19.3 36 15.1 27.6
Port Arthur, TX 37 18.3 20 30.7 -40.4
Savannah, GA 38 18.2 44 13.6 34.1
Detroit, MI 39 16.9 33 17.7 -4.7
Memphis, TN 40 16.6 47 12.4 34.3
San Juan, PR 42 15.6 39 14.5 7.3
Cleveland, OH 43 15.5 41 14.4 7.9
Indiana Harbor, IN 44 15.1 37 14.7 2.9
Newport News, VA 45 14.3 26 24.9 -42.7
Cincinnati, OH 46 14.3 46 12.6 13.3
Lorain, OH 47 13.0 43 14.0 -6.9
Toledo, OH 48 12.3 38 14.7 -16.1
Honolulu, HI 49 12.2 50 11.3 7.6
Two Harbors, MN 50 11.9 48 12.3 -3.3
Total top 50   2,016.5   1,862.5 8.3
All ports   2,326.9   2,163.9 7.5

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

NOTE: In 1990, Grays Harbor, Washington, ranked 45th (12.8) and Anacortes, Washington, ranked 35th (15.4).

SOURCES:
1990: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar
Year 1990, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA :1993), table 5-2.1999: Ibid., Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar
Year 1998, Part 5, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA :2000), tables 1-1 and 5-2.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017