List of Largest Ports

Ten largest home ports in the U.S. by TEU* in 1999

  • Long Beach 4,408,480
  • Los Angeles 3,828,851
  • New York/New Jersey 2,828,878
  • San Juan 2,084,711
  • Oakland 1,663,756
  • Seattle 1,490,048
  • Charleston 1,482,995
  • Tacoma 1,271,011
  • Savannah 793,165
  • Miami 777,821

Five largest foreign ports in the world by TEU* in 1998

  • Singapore 15,136,000
  • Hong Kong 14,582,000
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan 6,271,000
  • Rotterdam 6,004,00
  • Busan, South Korea 4,539,000

    *20-foot equivalency units or one small container, the shipping industry’s standard unit of measure.

    Source: American Association of Port Authorities

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