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Table 1-15: Top 50 Water Ports by Tonnage: 2012 and 2013

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Port 2012 2013
Rank Millions of short tons Rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic Total Foreign Domestic
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 252.1 119.3 132.7 1 238.6 111.7 126.9
Houston, TX 2 238.2 162.4 75.7 2 229.2 159.6 69.7
New York, NY and NJ 3 132.0 87.0 45.1 3 123.3 76.6 46.7
Beaumont, TX 5 78.5 49.7 28.8 4 94.4 61.0 33.4
Long Beach, CA 6 77.4 65.8 11.6 5 84.5 73.7 10.8
New Orleans, LA 4 79.3 36.5 42.9 6 77.2 34.0 43.2
Corpus Christi, TX 7 69.0 45.7 23.3 7 76.2 44.2 31.9
Baton Rouge, LA 9 60.0 23.3 36.7 8 63.9 25.1 38.7
Los Angeles, CA 8 61.8 54.9 7.0 9 57.9 52.0 5.9
Plaquemines, LA, Port of 10 58.3 24.6 33.6 10 56.9 23.1 33.8
Lake Charles, LA 13 54.4 31.3 23.1 11 56.6 31.1 25.5
Mobile, AL 12 54.9 29.8 25.1 12 54.0 30.7 23.3
Texas City, TX 11 56.7 36.0 20.8 13 49.7 30.4 19.3
Norfolk Harbor, VA 15 46.2 40.5 5.8 14 48.9 42.3 6.6
Huntington - Tristate 14 52.9 0.0 52.9 15 46.8 0.0 46.8
Baltimore, MD 16 42.1 36.8 5.3 16 36.6 30.0 6.6
Duluth-Superior, MN and WI 19 34.7 7.8 26.9 17 36.5 7.7 28.7
Port Arthur, TX 23 30.6 19.9 10.7 18 34.7 25.2 9.5
St. Louis, MO and IL 18 35.0 0.0 35.0 19 33.6 0.0 33.6
Pittsburgh, PA 17 35.2 0.0 35.2 20 32.7 0.0 32.7
Pascagoula, MS 21 33.8 24.8 9.0 21 32.4 24.1 8.3
Tampa, FL 22 31.7 10.1 21.6 22 32.4 10.7 21.7
Savannah, GA 20 34.1 31.9 2.2 23 32.0 30.2 1.8
Newport News, VA 24 30.5 29.2 1.3 24 29.8 29.0 0.8
Valdez, AK 26 27.9 0.0 27.9 25 28.2 0.0 28.2
Philadelphia, PA 25 28.5 16.5 12.0 26 26.0 14.9 11.2
Richmond, CA 30 22.6 12.7 9.9 27 23.5 14.1 9.4
Portland, OR 27 25.5 17.2 8.3 28 23.4 15.0 8.4
Tacoma, WA 28 24.9 19.0 5.9 29 22.9 18.4 4.5
Port Everglades, FL 32 21.1 11.1 10.0 30 21.7 11.8 9.9
Seattle, WA 29 23.7 18.4 5.3 31 20.6 14.8 5.7
Freeport, TX 31 22.1 16.5 5.6 32 19.7 12.5 7.2
Oakland, CA 34 18.7 16.4 2.3 33 19.3 16.5 2.8
Paulsboro, NJ 35 17.4 11.5 5.8 34 19.1 12.0 7.1
Charleston, SC 33 19.1 17.0 2.1 35 18.5 16.5 2.0
Boston, MA 37 16.3 11.6 4.7 36 17.1 11.4 5.7
Two Harbors, MN 38 16.2 0.8 15.4 37 16.7 0.1 16.6
Jacksonville, FL 39 15.4 9.2 6.2 38 16.5 9.7 6.7
Chicago, IL 36 17.1 1.5 15.6 39 15.4 1.6 13.9
Honolulu, HI 40 14.3 1.0 13.4 40 14.3 1.4 12.9
Memphis, TN 41 13.6 0.0 13.6 41 14.2 0.0 14.2
Longview, WA 45 12.2 10.5 1.7 42 13.7 11.2 2.5
Detroit, MI 43 12.9 2.6 10.3 43 13.0 2.3 10.7
Indiana Harbor, IN 42 13.2 0.3 12.9 44 12.4 0.3 12.1
Portland, ME 44 12.8 11.8 1.0 45 12.0 11.1 0.9
Marcus Hook, PA 79 4.3 1.6 2.7 46 11.9 5.6 6.3
Cincinnati, OH 51 11.1 0.0 11.1 47 11.7 0.0 11.7
Cleveland, OH 50 11.3 1.4 9.9 48 11.5 1.5 9.9
Galveston, TX 47 11.6 4.8 6.9 49 11.4 4.3 7.1
Albany, NY 60 7.5 0.8 6.7 50 11.0 1.0 10.0
United States, total water ports   2,465.3 1,317.9 1,147.5   2,462.7 1,291.1 1,171.6

NOTE: Top 50 water ports are not additive due to shared tonnage between ports.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Principal Ports of the United States, available at www.navigationdatacenter.us/data/datappor.htm as of June 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017