The top 10 ports in the United States take in roughly 85% of all U.S. imports, and the majority have made big gains so far this year. Long Beach, ranked second, has increased TEU imports nearly 10% from last year, while total imports for all ports have increased 7.8%. Seattle, ranked fifth, is the lone port to decrease TEU imports, dropping 3.18% from last year. Overall, the numbers are surely a positive sign for the U.S. economy as consumers and manufacturers are buying more products.
Below is a chart detailing TEU figures for the top 10 ports:
|Los Angeles, CA
|Long Beach, CA
|Newark, NJ/New York, NY
*January through May 2011
Note: data excludes empty containers and FROB