Top 25 North American Ports

Top 25 North American Ports

The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2016 represented 94.8 percent or 40.8 million TEU of the 43.1 million TEU in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2016 increased 3.7 percent year-over-year, failing to match the 6.2 percent growth of all ports in North America.The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2016 represented 94.8 percent or 40.8 million TEU of the 43.1 million TEU in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2016 increased 3.7 percent year-over-year, failing to match the 6.2 percent growth of all ports in North America.

The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2017 represented 95.5 percent or 43.4 million TEU of the 45.5 million TEU in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2017 increased 6.2 percent year-over-year, ahead of the 5.5 percent growth of all ports in North America. Among these top 25 ports in 2017, 17 were US ports; 4 Canada ports; and 4 Mexico ports. By market share, among these top 25 ports in 2017, US ports led with 74.3 percent of the total North America trade, Canada held an 11.8 percent share and Mexico garnered a 9.3 percent share.

Top 25 North American Ports, 2018

Top 25 North American Ports, 2017

Top 25 North American Ports, 2016

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

29 Dec 2020
The Port of Virginia’s new CEO will start his job Jan. 19 and immediately have a host of short- and long-term projects to oversee to position the port as a top East Coast gateway.
23 Dec 2020
Drayage capacity in Miami is tight due to an unusual late-year surge in fruits and vegetables, cigars, and casual wear, causing truckers to be booked up seven to 14 days in advance.
22 Dec 2020
Despite an all-time record in container throughput last month in Norfolk, the Port of Virginia has maintained fluidity through terminals and ensured equipment is available to truckers.
10 Dec 2020
Volume in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia is rising quickly, including an all-time container record in Savannah and Norfolk in November, due to continuing demand for furniture and appliances.
08 Dec 2020
The Port of Virginia has gained a weekly service that will be the loop’s only US stop from Northern Europe and the port’s first-ever direct connection for exporters to the Caribbean.
01 Dec 2020
A&R Logistics opened a resin packaging plant in Georgia last week more than a month ahead of schedule, and along with its new South Carolina facility will contribute a combined 100,000 TEU of new volume at the ports of Charleston and Savannah annually.
22 Oct 2020
Three new import beneficial cargo owners will be using the port of Savannah in 2021, just one part of a thriving industrial real estate market in Savannah that has been resistant to economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
01 Oct 2020
The Port of Virginia’s year over year volume rose in September for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, with truck turn times still less than 40 minutes on average but elevated rail container dwelling.
17 Sep 2020
A&R Logistics has opened a new resin packaging plant in South Carolina two months ahead of schedule, causing port officials to be bullish about resin exports in 2021.
17 Sep 2020
Container volume in Savannah set a new monthly record in August, a result port officials didn’t anticipate but attribute to US consumer demand for online shopping and home improvement goods.
21 Aug 2020
Port authorities in the US Southeast are closely monitoring terminal fluidity as volume picks up, and making adjustments to ensure cargo owners don’t see service degrade.
27 Jul 2020
New costs related to the COVID-19 crisis and lower revenues due to the pandemic’s effect on cargo volumes are threatening the financial viability of ports across the United States.
22 Jul 2020
Pacific Northwest ports in the US and Canada are focusing on terminal expansion projects to prepare for what they hope will be a return to growth after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
20 Jul 2020
The Port of Charleston wants to diversify its cargo business into e-commerce, netting big-box retailer Walmart as the first major omnichannel retailer to occupy a port authority-owned warehousing complex less than an hour from Charleston.
15 Jul 2020
The Port of New Orleans will use information from sensors attached to commercial tugs and barges to better position dredgers to keep sediment levels under control.
14 Jul 2020
Truck turn times in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to improve, but truckers seek more timely information from carriers and terminals so they can further reduce visit times.
09 Jul 2020
An appellate court has denied the commission’s request for a rehearing of an earlier decision that would shift responsibility for background checks and criminal investigations at the largest US East Coast port to New Jersey state police.
08 Jul 2020
Jaxport’s $484 million project, due to be complete in 2023, will provide a wider vessel turning basin and the ability to handle two post-Panamax vessels simultaneously in SSA’s Blount Island Terminal.
30 Jun 2020
Construction at the Port of Virginia to increase capacity of the Norfolk International Terminals to 2.2 million TEU is nearly complete, with the final eight cranes to move containers onto trucks to be commissioned in July.
28 May 2020
With nine working tracks unveiled at the Port of Savannah’s Mega Rail Terminal Thursday, the Georgia Ports Authority is nearly finished with Norfolk Southern's portion of a large intermodal rail yard.
28 May 2020
Norfolk Southern Railway has begun on-dock rail service from the Port of Baltimore, replacing an offsite yard, as part of a larger effort to make intermodal more attractive to BCOs using the port.
04 May 2020
The years-long market share bleed from North America’s traditional West Coast container gateways continued in 2019, with Savannah, Houston and Prince Rupert the main beneficiaries.
07 Apr 2020
A coalition of 80 agricultural shippers is urging the Trump administration to get involved in the detention and demurrage debate now before the Federal Maritime Commission, saying the issue is even more important now amid supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
01 Apr 2020
The Port of Savannah will be closed to truckers on Saturdays this month due to blank sailings and BCOs unwilling to retrieve containers with stores and factories closed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
20 Mar 2020
Despite the expected decline in throughput due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the South Carolina Ports Authority says work shifts and hours will not be reduced, nor will restrictions be imposed on empty returns.
16 Mar 2020
The Georgia Ports Authority anticipates a nearly 20 percent decline in March volumes due to the coronavirus, but weekday hours will remain unchanged and empty containers will be accepted.
12 Mar 2020
Freight forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) don’t believe the disruption related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rises nearly to the level of the port labor slowdowns in 2014-2015 or Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in 2016.
06 Mar 2020
Due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus, truckers are urging the Federal Maritime Commission to push for relief against detention charges and rising chassis fees.
04 Mar 2020
While Ocean Network Express is waiving detention penalties tied to the coronavirus, other ocean carriers have not shown as much flexibility when cargo owners cannot return empty boxes during the supply chain disruption.
PortMiami wins $44 million federal grant for perishables
14 Feb 2020
PortMiami won a $44 million federal grant which will be used to improve the cold chain cargo facilities to handle temperature-controlled food, and perishables such as flowers.
Charleston, Savannah win federal funding for berth upgrades
12 Feb 2020
The USDOT has appropriated more than $50 million for two berth improvement projects in Charleston and Savannah, while President Donald Trump has proposed funds in his fiscal 2021 budget to complete dredging the Savannah River inner harbor.
03 Jan 2020
Six new electric-powered rubber tire gantry cranes have arrived in Port of Miami’s APM terminal, key equipment meant to reduce carbon emissions and noise.
31 Dec 2019
Ports on the US East Coast are expanding handling capacity and deepening harbors in anticipation of larger vessels and a continued shift in discretionary cargo away from the West Coast.
US West Coast ports competing through infrastructure, technology
30 Dec 2019
Seaports on the US West Coast aim to regain some of the market share they have lost over the past five years to the East and Gulf coasts by building infrastructure and implementing technology needed to move cargo cheaper and faster.
26 Dec 2019
Landlord ports like New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, the Northwest Seaport Alliance, and Vancouver, B.C., are bringing together terminal operators, ocean carriers, shippers, truckers, railroads, and equipment providers to share data via port information portals.
24 Dec 2019
The Pacific Northwest ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert are moving forward with short-term marine terminal, rail, and roadway infrastructure projects, while on the East Coast, Halifax is extending a container terminal berth to handle larger ships and Montreal is increasing annual container handling capacity.

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