Source: American Association of Port Authorities. http://www.aapa-ports.org
Cargo Handled by the Top 5 North American Container Ports, 1985-2009 (TEUs)
Recent growth in containerized traffic underlines the concentration
of traffic among largest ports. Close to 50% of the North American
traffic is handled by its five largest ports. The Los Angeles / Long
Beach (San Pedro Bay) port cluster is the most significant in North America. New York alone
accounted for more than half of the container traffic growth taking
place along the East Coast.