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June 2007

Top Ports

Texas is home to four of the nation's top 10 ports in terms of total cargo volume, according to 2005 U.S. port cargo tonnage rankings from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). In 2005, Houston's port was the second largest in the U.S., with more than 211 million metric tons of cargo flowing in and out of the port.

Ranking Port Metric Tons
1 South Louisiana, La. 212,245,241
2 Houston, Texas 211,665,685
3 New York/New Jersey 152,131,674
4 Huntington-Tristate 83,888,903
5 Long Beach, Calif. 79,857,710
6 Beaumont, Texas 78,886,680
7 Corpus Christi, Texas 77,646,945
8 New Orleans, La. 65,875,811
9 Baton Rouge, La. 59,293,661
10 Texas City, Texas 57,839,378
11 Mobile, AL 57,664,833
12 Los Angeles, Calif. 54,894,373

Other Texas ports and their rankings

Ranking Port Metric Tons
22 Freeport, Texas 33,601,511
31 Port Arthur, Texas 26,384,712
48 Port Lavaca/Point
Comfort, Texas
11,607,497

Source: American Association of Port Authorities, www.aapa-ports.org

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