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Waterborne Freight Tonnage
California Ports, 2015

Ranked by Total Tons Handled (Short Tons)

Ocean shipping containers entering Los Angeles Harbor. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

National Rank Port Total Domestic Foreign Imports Exports
7 Long Beach 78,164,597 11,214,447 66,950,150 44,714,268 22,235,882
9 Los Angeles 60,187,840 5,967,391 54,220,449 35,644,648 18,575,801
23 Richmond 28,529,178 10,292,116 18,237,062 13,092,985 5,144,077
36 Oakland 17,565,619 1,799,873 15,765,746 7,018,312 8,747,434
82 Stockton 4,034,963 36,495 3,998,468 2,466,585 1,531,883
110 Redwood City 2,052,051 223,479 1,828,572 1,469,381 359,191
117 San Francisco 1,800,051 453,431 1,346,620 1,346,620 0
120 Port Hueneme 1,711,619 17,244 1,694,375 1,518,097 176,278
129 San Diego 1,454,921 156,549 1,298,372 1,151,556 146,816

Top Ten Leading U.S. Ports, 2015

Ranked by Short Tons Handled

National Rank Port Total Domestic Foreign Imports Exports
1 South Louisiana, LA, Port of 259,102,230 139,078,288 120,023,942 38,311,955 81,711,987
2 Houston, TX 240,933,410 77,522,394 163,411,016 71,387,511 92,023,505
3 New York, NY and NJ 126,690,317 47,356,790 79,333,527 62,494,968 16,838,559
4 New Orleans, LA 87,809,854 48,117,395 39,692,459 18,890,530 20,801,929
5 Beaumont, TX 87,169,875 35,337,070 51,832,805 32,351,597 19,481,208
6 Corpus Christi, TX 85,674,966 40,403,957 45,271,009 25,454,599 19,816,410
7 Long Beach, CA 78,164,597 11,214,447 66,950,150 44,714,268 22,235,882
8 Baton Rouge, LA 68,781,974 42,895,758 25,886,216 9,970,896 15,915,320
9 Los Angeles, CA 60,187,840 5,967,391 54,220,449 35,644,648 18,575,801
10 Mobile, AL 58,594,752 22,689,334 35,905,418 19,764,023 16,141,395

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center


In 2015, the Port of Los Angeles loaded a grand total of 5,526,289 20-Foot-Equivalent shipping containers (inbound and outbound) at its harbor. The Port of Long Beach loaded a grand total of 5,172,498. The two ports rank first and second in the nation respectively for number of 20-Foot Equivalent containers loaded.