In Pictures: The US’ Top 5 Ports


1. The Port of Los Angeles

As the largest port in the US, the Port of Los Angeles handled more than 8.3 million TEU in 2014, which was a 6% increase over 2013, according to its website.

The port currently generates more than 830,000 regional jobs, as well as US$35bn in annual wages and tax revenues.

(Source: World Property Journal)


2. The Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach handled more than 6.8 million containers in 2014, which was just under 1 million more than in 2013.

According to its website, this volume of containers is the equivalent of $180bn in transited goods each year with as many as 2,000 ships calls.

The port has a total of 22 shipping terminals, six of which are designated for shipping containers.

(Source: Go Pix Pic)


3. New York/New Jersey

Approximately 5.8 million TEU were handled at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 2014, securing its place as the third largest port complex in the US.

Around $2bn has been invested into the port since 2000 as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) prepares for future trade growth.

(Source: Z Topics)


4. Georgia Ports

Georgia Ports, which consists of the Port of Savannah and the Port of Brunswick, is the fourth largest port conglomerate in the US.

Savannah handled around 3.3 million TEU in 2014 and is the fourth busiest and fastest growing port in North America.

(Source: Britannica)


5. Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia is the fifth largest in the US and has 50ft channels and berths.

It is the only US East Coast port to have congressional authorisation for 55ft-depth channels.

The port handled more than 2.3 million shipping containers in 2014, according to

(Source: World Maritime News)

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