Top 50 U.S. Foreign Trade Freight Gateways by Value of Shipments: 2005

(Billions of U.S. dollars)

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RANK

PORT

MODE

TOTAL

EXPORTS

IMPORTS

1

JFK International Airport, NY

Air

134.9

59.3

75.6

2

Los Angeles, CA

Vessel

134.3

18.4

116.0

3

Detroit MI

Land

130.5

68.8

61.7

4

New York, NY

Vessel

130.4

26.2

104.2

5

Long Beach, CA

Vessel

124.6

21.2

103.4

6

Laredo, TX

Land

93.7

40.9

52.8

7

Houston, TX

Vessel

86.1

33.8

52.3

8

Chicago, IL

Air

73.4

29.1

44.3

9

Los Angeles International Airport, CA

Air

72.9

36.5

36.4

10

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

Land

70.5

32.5

38.0

11

Port Huron, MI

Land

68.2

23.6

44.6

12

San Francisco International Airport, CA

Air

57.2

25.2

32.0

13

Charleston, SC

Vessel

52.4

15.9

36.5

14

El Paso, TX

Land

43.0

18.9

24.1

15

Norfolk, VA

Vessel

39.6

15.0

24.5

16

Baltimore, MD

Vessel

35.6

8.6

27.0

17

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Air

35.1

15.4

19.7

18

Seattle, WA

Vessel

35.0

7.7

27.3

19

Anchorage, AK

Air

34.7

8.7

26.0

20

Tacoma, WA

Vessel

33.8

5.0

28.7

21

Savannah, GA

Vessel

33.4

11.3

22.1

22

Oakland, CA

Vessel

32.6

8.9

23.7

23

Atlanta, GA

Air

29.9

11.6

18.3

24

New Orleans, LA

Air

29.7

11.8

17.9

25

Miami International Airport, FL

Air

27.4

17.8

9.7

26

Otay Mesa, CA

Land

24.4

9.3

15.1

27

Cleveland, OH

Air

23.6

15.1

8.6

28

Morgan City, LA

Vessel

21.0

0.1

20.9

29

New Orleans, LA

Vessel

20.5

8.9

11.6

30

Miami, FL

Vessel

19.8

8.4

11.4

31

Philadelphia, PA

Vessel

19.2

1.5

17.7

32

Champlain-Rouses Point, NY

Land

18.3

6.7

11.6

33

Hidalgo, TX

Land

18.3

7.6

10.7

34

Beaumont, TX

Vessel

17.0

1.2

15.8

35

Jacksonville, FL

Vessel

16.2

6.1

10.1

36

Blaine, WA

Land

15.6

7.3

8.4

37

Newark, NJ

Air

15.5

3.4

12.1

38

Corpus Christi, TX

Vessel

15.5

2.2

13.3

39

Port of South Louisiana, LA

Vessel

15.3

5.5

9.9

40

Port Everglades, FL

Vessel

15.3

6.0

9.3

41

Nogales, AZ

Land

14.1

5.0

9.1

42

Boston, MA

Air

13.6

8.0

5.6

43

Pembina, ND

Land

12.7

7.2

5.5

44

Alexandria Bay, NY

Land

11.8

4.6

7.3

45

Portland, OR

Vessel

11.5

2.2

9.3

46

Brownsville, TX

Land

11.4

6.3

5.1

47

Texas City, TX

Vessel

10.8

1.6

9.2

48

Calexico-East, CA

Land

10.8

4.7

6.0

49

San Juan International Airport, PR

Air

10.4

6.1

4.3

50

Sweetgrass, MT

Land

10.1

5.0

5.1

 

Total Top 50 Gateways

 

2,031.7

712.1

1,319.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES: All data—Trade levels reflect the mode of transportation as a shipment enters or exits at a border port. Flows through individual ports are based on reported data collected from U.S. trade documents. Trade does not include low-value shipments.  (In general, these are imports valued at less than $1,250 and exports that are valued at less than $2,500).

Air—Data for all air 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, IL, and others) include major airport(s) in that geographic area in addition to small regional airports. In addition, due to Bureau of Census confidentiality regulations, data for courier operations are included in the airport totals for JFK International Airport, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, and Anchorage.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES: Air—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, special tabulation, October 2006. Water—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, special tabulation, November 2006. LandU.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, October 2006.

 




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