JOC Top 25 North American Container Ports in 2012 — Imports

The JOC Top 25 North American ports accounted for 97.1 percent or 21.3 million TEUs of the 21.9 million TEUs of all North American laden container 2012 imports. The North American ports were up 4.3 percent year-over-year led by Mexican port growth of 13.2 percent with U.S. ports trailing at 2.7 percent. While Gulfport was ranked among the JOC Top 25 in imports at No. 25, it did not rise to the JOC Top 25 in total trade in 2012.

THE JOC TOP 25 NORTH AMERICAN CONTAINER PORTS IN 2012 — IMPORTS

Ranked by 2012 laden TEUs
RANK NORTH AMERICAN PORT LOCATION COAST 2012 IMPORTS
MARKET SHARE
2011 2012 Y-O-Y % CHANGE
1 Los Angeles U.S. West 18.5% 4,059,121 4,052,920 -0.2%
2 Long Beach U.S. West 13.9% 3,031,808 3,048,477 0.5%
3 New York-New Jersey U.S. East 12.7% 2,730,074 2,787,731 2.1%
4 Vancouver, B.C. Canada West 6.2% 1,234,585 1,349,375 9.3%
5 Georgia ports U.S. East 4.9% 1,072,467 1,076,018 0.3%
6 Manzanillo Mexico West 3.9% 804,176 855,365 6.4%
7 Virginia ports U.S. East 3.7% 727,086 817,558 12.4%
8 Oakland U.S. West 3.4% 742,333 750,762 1.1%
9 Seattle U.S. West 3.3% 772,654 725,962 -6.0%
10 Tacoma U.S. West 3.0% 520,000 653,703 25.7%
11 South Carolina ports U.S. East 3.0% 601,863 650,247 8.0%
12 Houston U.S. Gulf 2.9% 566,480 626,701 10.6%
13 Montreal Canada East 2.7% 579,906 589,160 1.6%
14 Lazaro Cardenas Mexico West 2.4% 410,650 534,104 30.1%
15 Delaware River ports U.S. East 1.8% 371,617 392,760 5.7%
16 Altamira Mexico Gulf 1.7% 328,527 369,123 12.4%
17 Miami U.S. East 1.6% 345,973 354,470 2.5%
18 Baltimore U.S. East 1.5% 304,499 319,028 4.8%
19 Prince Rupert Canada West 1.5% 233,146 318,065 36.4%
20 Port Everglades U.S. East 1.2% 259,181 270,859 4.5%
21 Jacksonville U.S. East 1.0% 209,780 218,833 4.3%
23 Halifax Canada East 0.7% 135,389 151,967 12.2%
22 Veracruz Mexico Gulf 0.6% 133,087 141,957 6.7%
24 North Carolina ports U.S. East 0.5% 119,568 111,500 -6.7%
25 Gulfport U.S. Gulf 0.5% 107,875 102,655 -4.8%
TOTAL TOP 25 PORTS in NORTH AMERICA — Imports 100.0% 20,401,844 21,269,299 4.3%
Total U.S. ports in Top 25 — Imports 79.7% 16,542,378 16,960,183 2.5%
Total Canada ports in Top 25 — Imports 11.3% 2,183,026 2,408,567 10.3%
Total Mexico ports in Top 25 — Imports 8.9% 1,676,440 1,900,549 13.4%
TOTAL ALL NORTH AMERICA PORTS — Imports 100.0% 21,008,951 21,920,645 4.3%
Total all U.S. ports — Imports 79.9% 17,063,215 17,518,181 2.7%
Total all Canada ports — Imports 11.1% 2,204,857 2,432,653 10.3%
Total all Mexico ports — Imports 9.0% 1,740,879 1,969,811 13.2%

U.S. TEU count includes all international containerized oceanborne cargo discharging at U.S. ports, and includes U.S. trade with Puerto Rico. Lakes cargo data only available in U.S. import data.

*Delaware River ports include Wilmington, Del; Camden, Gloucester, Paulsboro, Pennsauken, Salem, N.J.; Chester, Philadelphia, Pa.

Compiled by Marsha Salisbury, JOC research editor, msalisbury@joc.com, 973-776-7828.

Sources: Mexico — Ministry of Communications and Transportation; Canada — Ports, Web sites; JOC-PIERS monthly U.S. Port Rankings report for 2012

 

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