Top 25 North American Ports

The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2015 represented 97.1 percent or 39.4 million TEUs of the 40.6 million TEUs in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2015 increased 1.8 percent year-over-year. slightly outpacing the 1.6 percent growth of all ports in North America. Among these top 25 ports in 2015, 17 were U.S. ports; four, Canada ports; and four, Mexico ports. By market share, among these top 25 ports in 2015, U.S. ports led with 76.3 percent of the total North America trade, Canada held an 11.9 percent share and Mexico garnered an 8.9 percent share.

Top 25 North American Ports, Inbound, 2015

Top 25 North American Ports, Outbound, 2015

Top 25 North American Ports, Total, Inbound and Outbound, 2015 

 

Ports of Prince Rupert, Manzanillo lead North America growth in 2014

Top 25 North American Ports, Inbound, 2014

Top 25 North American Ports, Outbound, 2014

Top 25 North American Ports, Outbound and Inbound, 2014

 

 

  

Special Coverage

new Houston port cranes
Ports on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts have been deepening their harbors and channels and expanding infrastructure, preparing for the opening of the Panama Canal’s big new locks.

News & Analysis

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Commentary

The Panama Canal expansion has triggered some serious consideration about a port’s place in the new world order of larger ships and the place of its neighbor(s).