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Tonnage of Top 50 U.S. Water Ports, Ranked by Total Tons

Dataset Table:

Ports 2014 Rank Total tons (Millions) 2013 Rank Total tons (Millions) 1
South Louisiana, LA, Port of 1 267.4 1 238.6 2
Houston, TX 2 234.3 2 229.2 3
New York, NY and NJ 3 126.2 3 123.3 4
Beaumont, TX 4 87.3 4 94.4 5

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_01_57_013020.xlsx

Notes:

When summarizing domestic commerce the following movements were excluded: Cargo carried on general ferries, coal and petroleum products loaded from shore facilities directly into bunkers of vessels for fuel, and insignificant amounts of government materials (less than 100 tons) moved on government owned equipment in support of Corps projects.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Description:

a Tonnage totals include both domestic and foreign waterborne trade.

b Data for 2017 and 2008 are based on the top 50 water ports in 2017 and 2008, and are not a summation of the numbers in the table.

Source:

Top 50 ports:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Principal Ports of the United States, Tonnage for selected U.S. ports, available at https://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/about/technical-centers/wcsc-waterborne-commerce-statistics-center/ as of Jan. 15, 2020. 

All ports:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Principal Ports of the United States, Waterborne Tonnage by State, available at https://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/about/technical-centers/wcsc-waterborne-commerce-statistics-center/ as of Jan. 21, 2020. 

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