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

Vancouver and Prince Rupert are increasing their terminal capacity and improving their cargo-handling efficiency as they look to take additional market share from US West Coast ports.

News & Analysis

02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
17 May 2017
The growth of these ports is coming at the expense of the two largest US gateways.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
06 May 2017
Many of the ports making up the JOC Top 25 North American container ports rankings in 2015 made the cut again in 2016.
13 Apr 2017
Former Long Beach harbor commissioner and current FMC member will return to Southern California to become executive director of Port of Long Beach.
03 Jan 2017
Expediting cargo flow to reduce terminal congestion is a top priority for the largest US port complex.


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).