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




News & Analysis

Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
25 Jul 2016
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.
Ship-to-shore power, pictured, is just one of the many ways the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are working to transform themselves into zero-emissions operations.
22 Jul 2016
The Port of Long Beach says its power needs won't be threatened by ongoing green efforts.
20 Jul 2016
Virginia's port will get more capacity and an operational overhaul.
15 Jun 2016
Hutchison Port Holdings has spelled out its SOLAS policy at four Mexican terminals.
03 Jun 2016
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a fiscal year 2016 and 2017 budget.
Savannah dredging
14 May 2016
U.S. state governments have allocated substantial amounts to ports within their borders in recent years as a spur to economic development.


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).