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Table 3-6: Top 50 U.S. Ports by Port Calls and Vessel Type (1)

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(Capacity in thousands of dwt tons)

Port Rank Total Vessel type and total capacity2
Tanker3 Dry-bulk Containership Other general cargo4
Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity Calls Capacity
Houston, TX 1 8,321 331,539 4,977 225,256 803 36,894 722 34,078 1,819 35,312
Sabine-Neches Waterway, TX 2 7,462 431,098 5,111 356,464 1,016 46,558 0 0 1,335 28,076
New Orleans, LA 3 6,605 337,589 2,371 143,971 2,633 148,940 385 18,825 1,216 25,852
New York/New Jersey, NY 4 5,508 284,870 2,478 127,892 217 11,245 2,252 133,382 561 12,351
South Louisiana, LA 5 4,098 231,160 2,050 123,877 1,726 99,945 0 0 322 7,339
San Francisco Bay Area, CA 6 3,953 38,252 1,259 0 755 38,252 1,635 0 304 0
Philadelphia/Delaware River Ports, PA 7 2,602 69,972 914 56,410 223 7,137 383 0 1,082 6,425
Savannah, GA 8 2,566 133,587 321 11,517 202 7,438 1,739 106,299 304 8,333
Hampton Roads, VA 9 2,176 143,713 99 3,311 734 64,340 1,134 71,211 209 4,850
Port Everglades, FL 10 2,001 51,588 386 17,933 56 1,591 1,170 28,942 389 3,123
Long Beach, CA 11 1,962 159,070 618 72,872 249 14,514 877 66,172 218 5,512
Los Angeles, CA 12 1,925 114,320 250 11,954 91 4,598 1,430 93,924 154 3,844
Baltimore, MD 13 1,498 70,125 91 2,735 323 28,845 298 19,779 786 18,766
Miami, FL 14 1,492 31,043 23 1,432 0 0 1,026 28,168 443 1,444
Jacksonville, FL 15 1,431 43,286 125 5,550 95 5,489 472 19,067 739 13,178
Corpus Christi, TX 16 1,415 79,679 946 61,944 286 15,152 0 0 183 2,584
Columbia River, OR 17 1,392 44,684 81 0 942 44,684 86 0 283 0
Charleston, SC 18 1,296 64,626 93 3,973 67 3,386 833 50,909 303 6,358
Texas City, TX 19 1,077 54,197 1,040 52,483 32 1,585 0 0 5 129
San Juan, PR 20 1,074 22,919 199 7,107 33 1,313 433 9,799 409 4,700
Mobile, AL 21 986 46,698 130 5,251 350 23,868 163 10,358 343 7,221
Tacoma, WA 22 873 41,493 12 935 90 5,321 483 29,140 288 6,096
Tampa, FL 23 834 28,618 259 9,305 316 12,800 38 1,829 221 4,684
Lake Charles, LA 24 807 48,916 557 40,315 121 6,257 0 0 129 2,345
Seattle, WA 25 669 38,949 20 896 54 2,685 512 33,483 83 1,884
Greater Baton Rouge, LA 26 616 29,427 449 22,937 120 5,787 0 0 47 703
Galveston, TX 27 547 14,217 123 4,797 107 3,739 0 0 317 5,682
Boston, MA 28 522 24,015 258 10,584 34 2,065 137 8,192 93 3,175
Pascagoula, MS 29 514 34,297 385 29,152 61 3,855 0 0 68 1,290
Freeport, TX 30 505 19,638 312 15,383 10 573 115 1,856 68 1,825
Brunswick, GA 31 489 10,782 3 116 52 1,834 0 0 434 8,832
Wilmington, NC, NC 32 452 16,962 132 4,704 47 2,749 172 7,126 101 2,383
Honolulu, HI 33 447 13,386 76 3,096 5 246 303 9,155 63 890
Wilmington, DE, DE 34 344 8,359 7 593 43 1,526 97 3,100 197 3,140
Cherry Point Refinery, WA 35 304 35,952 286 34,960 13 728 0 0 5 263
Apra Harbor, GU 36 302 6,933 72 2,128 13 616 126 3,147 91 1,042
Port Hueneme, CA 37 299 5,285 10 445 0 0 45 1,268 244 3,572
San Diego, CA 38 279 5,374 7 335 5 248 47 619 220 4,172
Dutch Harbor, AK 39 272 6,889 11 230 0 0 124 5,924 137 736
El Segundo Offshore Oil Terminal, CA 40 272 27,904 272 27,904 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valdez, AK 41 267 32,720 266 32,719 0 0 0 0 1 1
Portland, ME 42 255 15,489 198 14,392 4 187 10 82 43 828
Point Comfort, TX 43 235 10,660 87 2,559 117 7,262 0 0 31 839
Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, LA 44 220 46,749 220 46,749 0 0 0 0 0 0
March Point, WA 45 209 19,335 209 19,335 0 0 0 0 0 0
Providence, RI 46 192 7,680 136 5,549 33 1,726 0 0 23 406
Palm Beach, FL 47 187 1,459 5 134 0 0 23 211 159 1,114
Anchorage, AK 48 185 4,189 3 170 5 188 84 1,755 93 2,077
Port Manatee, FL 49 167 4,315 9 501 58 2,432 0 0 100 1,382
Kalaeloa (Barbers Point), HI 50 152 10,349 123 8,682 25 1,593 0 0 4 73
Top 50 ports total   72,256 3,354,357 28,069 1,631,537 12,166 670,189 17,354 797,802 14,667 254,830
U.S. ports total5   74,188 3,418,774 28,679 1,657,892 12,648 693,076 17,540 801,170 15,321 266,636
Top 50 ports as percent of U.S. total   97.4 98.1 97.9 98.4 96.2 96.7 98.9 99.6 95.7 95.6

1Excludes calls by vessels under 10,000 dwt.

2Capacity is calculated as the sum for all calling vessels of Calls multiplied by Capacity in dwt.

3Includes petroleum and chemical Tankers.

4Includes roll-on/roll-off, gas carrier, general cargo, and combination carriers.

5Includes Puerto Rico.

KEY: dwt = deadweight.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports by Vessel Type, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/resources/data-statistics as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017