Top 10 U.S. Water Ports: 2016

By Short Tons
Port 15-'16
South Louisiana 1.1%
Houston, TX 2.9%
New York/New Jersey 5.3%
New Orleans, LA 2.8%
Beaumont, TX -3.0%
Corpus Christi, TX -4.3%
Long Beach, CA -0.4%
Baton Rouge, LA 6.1%
Los Angeles, CA 4.0%
Mobile, AL -1.0%
By Container TEUs
Port 15-'16
Los Angeles, CA 8.5%
Long Beach, CA -2.3%
New York/New Jersey -0.4%
Savannah, GA 2.3%
Port of Virginia, VA 6.0%
Oakland, CA 11.3%
Tacoma, WA 11.4%
Houston, TX 3.7%
Charleston, SC 4.0%
Seattle, WA 16.7%


Includes domestic and foreign waterborne trade. Excludes foreign empty TEUs.

TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit.


Short tons - As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-57, available at

Containers - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, available at

Last Updated: October 2017