List of North American ports

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This List of North American ports is a list of the major ports of North America.

Port of Montreal, the world's largest inland port and Canada's second busiest port
Port Metro Vancouver, the largest and busiest port in Canada and the largest port on the West Coast of North America by metric tonnes of total cargo, with more than 135 million metric tonnes annually

Introduction[edit]

This list consists primarily of shipping ports of North America, but also includes some that are primarily or significantly devoted to other purposes: cruises,[1] fishing,[2] local delivery,[3] marinas.[4] For major ports ranked by cargo tonnage see: for the US, List of ports in the United States,[5] for Canada see reference,[6] and for world ranking see List of world's busiest ports by cargo tonnage.[7] Similar Canada, US, and Mexico rankings also exist for container volume and value. All are listed in geographic order where possible (marine: coastwise from north to south or east to west; riverine downstream to mouth). Other notes: seasonal,[8] drydock,[9] river mile (in statute miles unless noted) and side of river (facing downstream); [10][11][12][13][14] Mississippi Basin;[15] Dubai Ports World controversy.[16]

Atlantic[edit]

Canada[edit]

Port of Prov. Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[6]
Goose Bay NL Hamilton Inlet 53°18′07″N 60°25′01″W / 53.302°N 60.417°W / 53.302; -60.417 (Goose Bay) Labrador[3][8]
Sept-Îles QC Gulf of Saint Lawrence 50°11′17″N 66°22′19″W / 50.188°N 66.372°W / 50.188; -66.372 (Sept-Îles) portsi.com CA rank: 3
Corner Brook NL Bay of Islands 48°58′01″N 57°57′00″W / 48.967°N 57.95°W / 48.967; -57.95 (Corner Brook) Port of Corner Brook Newfoundland Island
Belledune NB Chaleur Bay 47°55′N 65°50′W / 47.91°N 65.84°W / 47.91; -65.84 (Belledune) CA rank: 13
St. John's NL 47°37′01″N 52°45′00″W / 47.617°N 52.75°W / 47.617; -52.75 (St. John's) sjpa.com Newfoundland IslandCA rank: 17
Charlottetown PE Gulf of Saint Lawrence 46°14′N 63°08′W / 46.24°N 63.14°W / 46.24; -63.14 (Charlottetown) Charlottetown Harbour Authority Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc.[1][8]
Shediac NB Northumberland Strait 46°13′01″N 64°31′59″W / 46.217°N 64.533°W / 46.217; -64.533 (Shediac)
Saint John NB Bay of Fundy 45°18′25″N 65°58′41″W / 45.307°N 65.978°W / 45.307; -65.978 (Saint John) sjport.com CA rank: 2
Sydney NS 46°08′17″N 60°10′59″W / 46.138°N 60.183°W / 46.138; -60.183 (Sydney) Cape Breton Island
Halifax NS 44°39′00″N 63°34′01″W / 44.65°N 63.567°W / 44.65; -63.567 (Halifax) portofhalifax.ca CA rank: 6

United States[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Eastport ME Friar Roads 44°54′50″N 67°00′14″W / 44.914°N 67.004°W / 44.914; -67.004 (Eastport) portofeastport.org
Searsport ME Penobscot Bay 44°27′11″N 68°55′30″W / 44.453°N 68.925°W / 44.453; -68.925 (Searsport) US rank: 106
Portland ME Casco Bay 43°39′00″N 70°15′04″W / 43.65°N 70.251°W / 43.65; -70.251 (Portland, Maine) Port of Portland Maine US rank: 37
New Hampshire NH Piscataqua River 43°04′26″N 70°44′17″W / 43.074°N 70.738°W / 43.074; -70.738 (Portsmouth) portofnh.org US rank: 85
Boston MA Massachusetts Bay 42°21′04″N 71°03′07″W / 42.351°N 71.052°W / 42.351; -71.052 (Boston) massport.com US rank: 34
New Bedford Harbor MA Buzzards Bay 41°39′07″N 70°56′02″W / 41.652°N 70.934°W / 41.652; -70.934 (New Bedford) portofnewbedford.org New Bedford Harbor Development Commission
Fall River MA Taunton River 41°43′19″N 71°09′32″W / 41.722°N 71.159°W / 41.722; -71.159 (Fall River) US rank: 92
Providence RI Narragansett Bay 41°48′43″N 71°23′53″W / 41.812°N 71.398°W / 41.812; -71.398 (Providence) provport.com US rank: 60
New London CT Thames River 41°21′00″N 72°06′22″W / 41.35°N 72.106°W / 41.35; -72.106 (New London) portconnecticut.com
New Haven CT Long Island Sound 41°17′56″N 72°54′18″W / 41.299°N 72.905°W / 41.299; -72.905 (New Haven) portconnecticut.com US rank: 50
Bridgeport CT Long Island Sound 41°10′19″N 73°10′44″W / 41.172°N 73.179°W / 41.172; -73.179 (Bridgeport) portconnecticut.com portofbridgeport.com US rank: 78
Stamford CT Long Island Sound 41°05′49″N 73°33′11″W / 41.097°N 73.553°W / 41.097; -73.553 (Stamford)
Port Jefferson NY Long Island Sound 40°56′56″N 73°04′19″W / 40.949°N 73.072°W / 40.949; -73.072 (Port Jefferson) US rank: 129
Hempstead Harbor NY Long Island Sound 40°52′26″N 73°40′23″W / 40.874°N 73.673°W / 40.874; -73.673 (Hempstead) US rank: 141
Port of Albany-Rensselaer NY Hudson River 42°37′41″N 73°45′25″W / 42.628°N 73.757°W / 42.628; -73.757 (Albany) portofalbany.com US rank: 63
New York and New Jersey NY,NJ 40°40′26″N 74°02′17″W / 40.674°N 74.038°W / 40.674; -74.038 (New York and New Jersey) panynj.gov US rank: 3[9][16]
Penn Manor PA Delaware River 40°08′10″N 74°44′28″W / 40.136°N 74.741°W / 40.136; -74.741 (Penn Manor)
Camden-Gloucester NJ Delaware River 39°56′35″N 75°06′14″W / 39.943°N 75.104°W / 39.943; -75.104 (Camden-Gloucester) [1] US rank: 70[2]
Philadelphia PA Delaware River 39°55′08″N 75°12′07″W / 39.919°N 75.202°W / 39.919; -75.202 (Philadelphia) philaport.com US rank: 21[16]
Chester PA Delaware River 39°51′14″N 75°19′19″W / 39.854°N 75.322°W / 39.854; -75.322 (Chester) US rank: 119
Port of Paulsboro NJ Delaware River/Mantua Creek 39°49′37″N 75°13′37″W / 39.827°N 75.227°W / 39.827; -75.227 (Paulsboro) US rank: 39
Marcus Hook PA Delaware River 39°48′54″N 75°24′14″W / 39.815°N 75.404°W / 39.815; -75.404 (Marcus Hook) US rank: 31
Salem NJ Delaware River/Salem River 39°48′54″N 75°24′14″W / 39.815°N 75.404°W / 39.815; -75.404 (Marcus Hook) US rank: 31
Wilmington DE Delaware River 39°42′58″N 75°30′25″W / 39.716°N 75.507°W / 39.716; -75.507 (Wilmington, Delaware) portofwilmington.com US rank: 72
New Castle DE Delaware River 39°39′25″N 75°33′43″W / 39.657°N 75.562°W / 39.657; -75.562 (New Castle) US rank: 114
Baltimore MD Patapsco River 39°12′32″N 76°31′01″W / 39.209°N 76.517°W / 39.209; -76.517 (Baltimore) mpa.state.md.us US rank: 16[9][16]
Salisbury MD Wicomico River 38°21′58″N 75°35′35″W / 38.366°N 75.593°W / 38.366; -75.593 (Salisbury)
Richmond VA James River 37°27′25″N 77°25′08″W / 37.457°N 77.419°W / 37.457; -77.419 (Richmond) ci.richmond.va.us portofrichmond.com US rank: 142[16]
Hopewell VA James River 37°17′24″N 77°18′11″W / 37.29°N 77.303°W / 37.29; -77.303 (Hopewell)
Hampton Roads VA Hampton Roads 36°56′49″N 76°19′48″W / 36.947°N 76.33°W / 36.947; -76.33 (Hampton) portofvirginia.com US rank: 8
Morehead City NC Bogue Sound 34°43′01″N 76°43′26″W / 34.717°N 76.724°W / 34.717; -76.724 (Morehead City) ncports.com US rank: 59
Wilmington NC Cape Fear River 34°14′20″N 77°57′14″W / 34.239°N 77.954°W / 34.239; -77.954 (Wilmington, North Carolina) ncports.com US rank: 72
Georgetown SC Winyah Bay 33°22′01″N 79°17′24″W / 33.367°N 79.29°W / 33.367; -79.29 (Georgetown) port-of-charleston.com
Charleston SC Charleston Harbor 32°47′20″N 79°55′19″W / 32.789°N 79.922°W / 32.789; -79.922 (Charleston) port-of-charleston.com US rank: 38
Savannah GA Savannah River 32°05′06″N 81°05′42″W / 32.085°N 81.095°W / 32.085; -81.095 (Savannah) gaports.com US rank: 19
Brunswick GA St. Simons Sound 31°09′32″N 81°30′00″W / 31.159°N 81.5°W / 31.159; -81.5 (Brunswick) gaports.com US rank: 94
Jacksonville FL St. Johns River 30°19′16″N 81°39′54″W / 30.321°N 81.665°W / 30.321; -81.665 (Jacksonville) jaxport.com US rank: 33
Port Canaveral FL Banana River 28°24′50″N 80°36′29″W / 28.414°N 80.608°W / 28.414; -80.608 (Port Canaveral) portcanaveral.org US rank: 93
Palm Beach FL Lake Worth Lagoon 26°46′08″N 80°03′11″W / 26.769°N 80.053°W / 26.769; -80.053 (Palm Beach) portofpalmbeach.com US rank: 97
Port Everglades FL 26°05′35″N 80°07′05″W / 26.093°N 80.118°W / 26.093; -80.118 (Port Everglades) broward.org/port US rank: 32
Miami FL Biscayne Bay 25°47′02″N 80°10′59″W / 25.784°N 80.183°W / 25.784; -80.183 (Miami) miamidade.gov/portofmiami US rank: 61[16]

Gulf of Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Key West FL Straits of Florida 24°33′32″N 81°47′02″W / 24.559°N 81.784°W / 24.559; -81.784 (Key West)
Tampa FL Tampa Bay 27°47′06″N 82°31′19″W / 27.785°N 82.522°W / 27.785; -82.522 (Tampa) tampaport.com US rank: 20
Weedon Island FL Tampa Bay 27°51′32″N 82°35′49″W / 27.859°N 82.597°W / 27.859; -82.597 (Weedon Island)
Port Manatee FL Tampa Bay 27°39′36″N 82°36′11″W / 27.66°N 82.603°W / 27.66; -82.603 (Port Manatee) portmanatee.com US rank: 82
Panama City FL St. Andrew Bay 30°11′24″N 84°11′56″W / 30.19°N 84.199°W / 30.19; -84.199 (Panama City, Florida) portpanamacityusa.com US rank: 87
Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay 30°24′29″N 87°15′29″W / 30.408°N 87.258°W / 30.408; -87.258 (Pensacola) portofpensacola.com US rank: 144
Mobile AL Mobile Bay 30°43′30″N 88°02′28″W / 30.725°N 88.041°W / 30.725; -88.041 (Mobile) asdd.com US rank: 13
Pascagoula MS Pascagoula Bay 30°20′53″N 88°33′32″W / 30.348°N 88.559°W / 30.348; -88.559 (Pascagoula) portofpascagoula.com US rank: 17
Biloxi MS Biloxi Bay 30°25′08″N 88°53′13″W / 30.419°N 88.887°W / 30.419; -88.887 (Biloxi) US rank: 84
Gulfport MS Mississippi Sound 30°21′07″N 89°05′06″W / 30.352°N 89.085°W / 30.352; -89.085 (Gulfport) shipmspa.com US rank: 102
Port of Plaquemines LA Mississippi River 29°28′48″N 89°41′13″W / 29.48°N 89.687°W / 29.48; -89.687 (Port of Plaquemines) US rank: 12
Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LA 28°39′18″N 89°54′04″W / 28.655°N 89.901°W / 28.655; -89.901 (Louisiana Offshore Oil Port) loopllc.com
St. Bernard LA Mississippi River 29°56′35″N 89°58′52″W / 29.943°N 89.981°W / 29.943; -89.981 (St. Bernard) stbernardport.com St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District
Plaquemines Port LA Mississippi River 29°51′14″N 89°58′55″W / 29.854°N 89.982°W / 29.854; -89.982 (Plaquemines) Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District Plaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal District
Port Fourchon LA Bayou Lafourche 29°07′37″N 90°12′54″W / 29.127°N 90.215°W / 29.127; -90.215 (Port Fourchon) portfourchonla.com
Port of South Louisiana LA Mississippi River 30°01′59″N 90°37′05″W / 30.033°N 90.618°W / 30.033; -90.618 (South Louisiana) portsl.com US rank: 1
Iberia District LA Bayou Teche 30°00′14″N 91°49′05″W / 30.004°N 91.818°W / 30.004; -91.818 (Iberia District)
Intracoastal City LA Vermilion River 29°47′02″N 92°20′20″W / 29.784°N 92.339°W / 29.784; -92.339 (Intracoastal City)
Lake Charles LA Lake Charles 30°13′26″N 93°13′19″W / 30.224°N 93.222°W / 30.224; -93.222 (Lake Charles) portlc.com US rank: 15
Orange TX Sabine River 30°05′53″N 93°43′16″W / 30.098°N 93.721°W / 30.098; -93.721 (Orange) portoforange.com
Port Arthur TX Sabine River 29°49′52″N 93°57′40″W / 29.831°N 93.961°W / 29.831; -93.961 (Port Arthur) portofportarthur.com US rank: 25
Beaumont TX Neches River 30°05′13″N 94°05′17″W / 30.087°N 94.088°W / 30.087; -94.088 (Beaumont) portofbeaumont.com US rank: 4
Galveston TX Galveston Bay 29°18′36″N 94°48′47″W / 29.31°N 94.813°W / 29.31; -94.813 (Galveston) portofgalveston.com US rank: 40
Texas City TX Galveston Bay 29°21′47″N 94°55′05″W / 29.363°N 94.918°W / 29.363; -94.918 (Texas City) US rank: 11
Houston TX Houston Ship Channel 29°44′53″N 95°17′28″W / 29.748°N 95.291°W / 29.748; -95.291 (Houston) portofhouston.com US rank: 2
Freeport TX Brazos River 28°57′40″N 95°22′16″W / 28.961°N 95.371°W / 28.961; -95.371 (Freeport) portfreeport.com US rank: 27
Matagorda Ship Channel TX Matagorda Bay 28°26′06″N 96°20′08″W / 28.435002°N 96.335528°W / 28.435002; -96.335528 (Matagorda Ship Channel)
Port Lavaca/Point Comfort TX Lavaca Bay 28°38′06″N 96°37′08″W / 28.635°N 96.619°W / 28.635; -96.619 (Port Lavaca/Point Comfort) portofplpc.com Port Lavaca/Point Comfort, Calhoun Port Authority US rank: 53
Victoria TX Victoria Barge Canal (Guadalupe River) 28°41′28″N 96°58′19″W / 28.691°N 96.972°W / 28.691; -96.972 (Victoria, Texas) US rank: 88
Corpus Christi TX Corpus Christi Bay 27°48′47″N 97°23′53″W / 27.813°N 97.398°W / 27.813; -97.398 (Corpus Christi) portofcorpuschristi.com US rank: 5
Brownsville TX Brownsville Ship Channel 25°57′07″N 97°23′53″W / 25.952°N 97.398°W / 25.952; -97.398 (Brownsville) portofbrownsville.com US rank: 77

Mexico[edit]

North America Port Container Traffic 2006 Port Ranking by TEUs.[17]

Puerto de State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes
Altamira TAM

22°22′59″N 97°55′59″W / 22.383°N 97.933°W / 22.383; -97.933 (Altamira, Tamaulipa)

puertoaltamira.com.mx 3rd Mexico
(23rd North America)
Tampico TAM [Pánuco River] puertodetampico.com.mx
Tuxpan VER tuxpanport.com.mx 2nd Mexico
(19th North America)
Veracruz VER apiver.com
Coatzacoalcos VER Coatzacoalcos River apicoatza.com
Campeche CAM Bay of Campeche fis.com/campeche
Dos Bocas apidosbocas.com
Progreso YUC 21°17′13″N 89°40′01″W / 21.287°N 89.667°W / 21.287; -89.667 (Progreso, Yucatán) puerto-progreso.com.mx 6th Mexico
(41st North America)

Caribbean[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Port of / de State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes
Puerto Juárez ROO Caribbean Sea 19°34′59″N 88°03′00″W / 19.583°N 88.05°W / 19.583; -88.05 (Puerto Juárez) apiqroo.com.mx

Belize[edit]

Belize City 17°28′59″N 88°10′59″W / 17.483°N 88.183°W / 17.483; -88.183 (Belize City)

Dominican Republic[edit]

Santo Domingo 18°28′08″N 69°52′59″W / 18.469°N 69.883°W / 18.469; -69.883 (Santo Domingo)

Guatemala[edit]

Puerto Barrios Gulf of Honduras 16°13′01″N 89°00′00″W / 16.217°N 89°W / 16.217; -89 (Puerto Barrios)

Honduras[edit]

Puerto Cortés 15°52′59″N 87°57′00″W / 15.883°N 87.95°W / 15.883; -87.95 (Puerto Cortés)

Barbados[edit]

Bridgetown St. Michael Carlisle Bay
(Atlantic Ocean)
13°06′22″N 59°37′55″W / 13.106°N 59.632°W / 13.106; -59.632 (Bridgetown) www.barbadosport.com

Nicaragua[edit]

Bluefields 12°00′N 83°45′W / 12°N 83.75°W / 12; -83.75 (Bluefields)

Costa Rica[edit]

Port of Limón Limón Province Limón coast 9°35′35″N 83°02′06″W / 9.593°N 83.035°W / 9.593; -83.035 (Limón) japdeva.go.cr

Panama[edit]

Colón 9°21′32″N 79°54′04″W / 9.359°N 79.901°W / 9.359; -79.901 (Colón) Panama Canal

Great Lakes[edit]

Canada[edit]

Port of / de Prov. Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[6]
Oshawa ON Lake Ontario 43°53′N 78°52′W / 43.89°N 78.86°W / 43.89; -78.86 (Oshawa)
Toronto ON Lake Ontario196n. mi. L[14] 43°40′01″N 79°25′01″W / 43.667°N 79.417°W / 43.667; -79.417 (Toronto) torontoport.com CA rank: 16
Hamilton ON Lake Ontario 43°16′N 79°51′W / 43.26°N 79.85°W / 43.26; -79.85 (Hamilton) hamiltonport.ca CA rank: 8
Windsor ON Detroit River 42°17′N 83°05′W / 42.29°N 83.09°W / 42.29; -83.09 (Windsor) portwindsor.com CA rank: 11
Sarnia ON St. Clair River 42°58′01″N 82°24′00″W / 42.967°N 82.4°W / 42.967; -82.4 (Sarnia)
Goderich ON Lake Huron 43°43′59″N 81°42′00″W / 43.733°N 81.7°W / 43.733; -81.7 (Goderich)
Sault Ste. Marie ON Lake Superior 46°32′N 84°21′W / 46.53°N 84.35°W / 46.53; -84.35 (Sault Ste. Marie)
Thunder Bay ON Lake Superior 48°25′N 89°17′W / 48.42°N 89.28°W / 48.42; -89.28 (Thunder Bay) Thunder Bay Port Authority CA rank: 9

United States[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Oswego NY Lake Ontario 43°27′29″N 76°30′11″W / 43.458°N 76.503°W / 43.458; -76.503 (Oswego)
Buffalo NY Lake Erie 42°52′41″N 78°53′42″W / 42.878°N 78.895°W / 42.878; -78.895 (Buffalo) portofbuffalo.com US rank: 125
Erie PA Lake Erie283n. mi. L[14] 42°09′07″N 80°04′05″W / 42.152°N 80.068°W / 42.152; -80.068 (Erie)
Conneaut OH Lake Erie 41°58′01″N 80°32′56″W / 41.967°N 80.549°W / 41.967; -80.549 (Conneaut) US rank: 79
Ashtabula OH Lake Erie 41°55′08″N 80°47′31″W / 41.919°N 80.792°W / 41.919; -80.792 (Ashtabula) US rank: 64
Fairport Harbor OH Lake Erie 41°46′01″N 81°17′38″W / 41.767°N 81.294°W / 41.767; -81.294 (Fairport Harbor) US rank: 116
Cleveland OH Lake Erie 41°28′44″N 81°40′19″W / 41.479°N 81.672°W / 41.479; -81.672 (Cleveland) portofcleveland.com Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority,US rank: 47
Lorain OH Lake Erie 41°28′55″N 82°11′42″W / 41.482°N 82.195°W / 41.482; -82.195 (Lorain) US rank: 143
Huron OH Lake Erie 41°24′18″N 82°32′38″W / 41.405°N 82.544°W / 41.405; -82.544 (Huron) US rank: 149
Sandusky OH Lake Erie 41°28′12″N 82°42′43″W / 41.47°N 82.712°W / 41.47; -82.712 (Sandusky) US rank: 98
Marblehead OH Lake Erie 41°31′48″N 82°42′32″W / 41.53°N 82.709°W / 41.53; -82.709 (Marblehead, Ohio) US rank: 91
Toledo OH Lake Erie 41°39′47″N 83°30′29″W / 41.663°N 83.508°W / 41.663; -83.508 (Toledo) toledoportauthority.org Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority,US rank: 48
Monroe MI Lake Erie 41°54′54″N 83°23′28″W / 41.915°N 83.391°W / 41.915; -83.391 (Monroe) US rank: 96
Detroit MI Detroit River 42°16′08″N 83°06′36″W / 42.269°N 83.11°W / 42.269; -83.11 (Detroit) portdetroit.com Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority,US rank: 42
Marine City MI St. Clair River 42°42′54″N 82°30′07″W / 42.715°N 82.502°W / 42.715; -82.502 (Marine City)
St. Clair MI St. Clair River 42°49′37″N 82°29′38″W / 42.827°N 82.494°W / 42.827; -82.494 (St. Clair) US rank: 57
Marysville MI St. Clair River 42°49′37″N 82°28′52″W / 42.827°N 82.481°W / 42.827; -82.481 (Marysville)
Alpena MI Lake Huron 45°03′22″N 83°25′19″W / 45.056°N 83.422°W / 45.056; -83.422 (Alpena) US rank: 100
Stoneport Harbor MI Lake Huron 45°16′52″N 83°28′12″W / 45.281°N 83.47°W / 45.281; -83.47 (Stoneport Harbor) US rank: 68
Port Calcite MI Lake Huron 45°23′35″N 83°46′34″W / 45.393°N 83.776°W / 45.393; -83.776 (Port Calcite) US rank: 73
Charlevoix MI Lake Michigan 45°18′47″N 85°14′35″W / 45.313°N 85.243°W / 45.313; -85.243 (Charlevoix)
Manistee MI Lake Michigan 44°15′04″N 86°20′38″W / 44.251°N 86.344°W / 44.251; -86.344 (Manistee)
Muskegon MI Lake Michigan 43°11′42″N 86°21′00″W / 43.195°N 86.35°W / 43.195; -86.35 (Muskegon) US rank: 117
Grand Haven MI Lake Michigan 43°04′01″N 86°14′10″W / 43.067°N 86.236°W / 43.067; -86.236 (Grand Haven) US rank: 145
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor IN Lake Michigan 41°38′35″N 87°09′18″W / 41.643°N 87.155°W / 41.643; -87.155 (Burns Waterway Harbor) portsofindiana.com/burns_harbor US rank: 67
Gary IN Lake Michigan 41°36′43″N 87°19′30″W / 41.612°N 87.325°W / 41.612; -87.325 (Gary) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District US rank: 58
Buffington IN Lake Michigan 41°38′42″N 87°24′58″W / 41.645°N 87.416°W / 41.645; -87.416 (Buffington) US rank: 128
Indiana Harbor IN Lake Michigan 41°40′34″N 87°26′42″W / 41.676°N 87.445°W / 41.676; -87.445 (Indiana Harbor) US rank: 49
Chicago IL Lake Michigan 41°53′13″N 87°38′17″W / 41.887°N 87.638°W / 41.887; -87.638 (Chicago) theportofchicago.com US rank: 36
Milwaukee WI Lake Michigan 42°59′17″N 87°54′00″W / 42.988°N 87.9°W / 42.988; -87.9 (Milwaukee) www.port.mil.wi.us milwaukee.gov US rank: 95
Green Bay WI Lake Michigan 44°30′58″N 88°01′05″W / 44.516°N 88.018°W / 44.516; -88.018 (Green Bay) portofgreenbay.com US rank: 108
Escanaba MI Lake Michigan 45°44′02″N 87°01′30″W / 45.734°N 87.025°W / 45.734; -87.025 (Escanaba) US rank: 75
Port Inland MI Lake Michigan 45°57′18″N 85°51′47″W / 45.955°N 85.863°W / 45.955; -85.863 (Port Inland) US rank: 76
Port Dolomite MI Lake Huron 45°59′06″N 84°16′30″W / 45.985°N 84.275°W / 45.985; -84.275 (Port Dolomite) US rank: 83
Drummond Island MI St Marys River 45°59′31″N 83°53′10″W / 45.992°N 83.886°W / 45.992; -83.886 (Drummond Island) US rank: 130
Marquette MI Lake Superior 46°30′40″N 87°17′13″W / 46.511°N 87.287°W / 46.511; -87.287 (Marquette) US rank: 13
Presque Isle Harbor MI Lake Superior 46°34′37″N 87°23′06″W / 46.577°N 87.385°W / 46.577; -87.385 (Presque Isle) US rank: 54
Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior MN,WI Lake Superior 46°46′41″N 92°05′46″W / 46.778°N 92.096°W / 46.778; -92.096 (Duluth–Superior) duluthport.com US rank: 18
Two Harbors MN Lake Superior 47°00′14″N 91°39′47″W / 47.004°N 91.663°W / 47.004; -91.663 (Two Harbors) US rank: 41
Silver Bay MN Lake Superior 47°17′02″N 91°16′34″W / 47.284°N 91.276°W / 47.284; -91.276 (Silver Bay) US rank: 65
Taconite MN Lake Superior 47°31′23″N 90°55′44″W / 47.523°N 90.929°W / 47.523; -90.929 (Taconite)

Rivers and inland[edit]

Canada[edit]

Port of / de Prov. Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[6]
Port-Cartier QC St Lawrence River 49°57′00″N 66°58′01″W / 49.95°N 66.967°W / 49.95; -66.967 (Port-Cartier) qcmines.com
Baie-Comeau QC St Lawrence River 49°14′20″N 68°07′44″W / 49.239°N 68.129°W / 49.239; -68.129 (Baie-Comeau) tc.gc.ca
Saguenay QC St Lawrence River 48°24′07″N 70°49′55″W / 48.402°N 70.832°W / 48.402; -70.832 (Saguenay) [2] CA rank: 18
Québec QC St Lawrence River 46°48′47″N 71°13′08″W / 46.813°N 71.219°W / 46.813; -71.219 (Québec) portquebec.ca CA rank: 5
Trois-Rivières QC St Lawrence River 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.35°N 72.55°W / 46.35; -72.55 (Trois-Rivières) CA rank: 15
Montréal QC St Lawrence Seaway, St Lawrence River 0n. mi. L[14] 1000 n. mi. to deep water 45°30′32″N 73°33′14″W / 45.509°N 73.554°W / 45.509; -73.554 (Montréal) port-montreal.com CA rank: 4

United States[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Minneapolis MN upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. R[11] 44°59′38″N 93°16′26″W / 44.994°N 93.274°W / 44.994; -93.274 (Minneapolis)
St. Paul MN upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. L[11] 44°57′07″N 93°03′43″W / 44.952°N 93.062°W / 44.952; -93.062 (St. Paul) US rank: 74
Rock Island IL upper Mississippi River, 483 mi. L[11] 41°29′20″N 90°34′01″W / 41.489°N 90.567°W / 41.489; -90.567 (Rock Island)
St. Louis and East St. Louis MO,IL upper Mississippi River 180 mi. R,[11] Missouri River 0 mi. R[13] 38°34′N 90°14′W / 38.57°N 90.23°W / 38.57; -90.23 (St. Louis) missouriports.org US rank: 24
Cairo IL Mississippi River lower 954 mi. L,[10] upper 0 mi. L;[11] Ohio River981 mi. R[12] 37°00′47″N 89°10′01″W / 37.013°N 89.167°W / 37.013; -89.167 (Cairo)
Memphis TN Mississippi River, 735 mi. L[10] 35°10′55″N 90°03′43″W / 35.182°N 90.062°W / 35.182; -90.062 (Memphis) portofmemphis.com US rank: 45
Helena AR Mississippi River, 663 mi. R[10] 34°31′19″N 90°34′59″W / 34.522°N 90.583°W / 34.522; -90.583 (Helena) US rank: 120
Greenville MS Mississippi River, 532 mi. R[10] 33°21′32″N 91°07′37″W / 33.359°N 91.127°W / 33.359; -91.127 (Greenville) US rank: 90
Vicksburg MS Mississippi River, 436 mi. L[10] 32°20′06″N 90°54′04″W / 32.335°N 90.901°W / 32.335; -90.901 (Vicksburg) US rank: 81
Natchez MS Mississippi River, 363 mi. L[10] 31°33′14″N 91°23′17″W / 31.554°N 91.388°W / 31.554; -91.388 (Natchez)
Baton Rouge LA Mississippi River, 228 mi. R[10] 30°25′23″N 91°11′56″W / 30.423°N 91.199°W / 30.423; -91.199 (Baton Rouge) portgbr.com US rank: 14
New Orleans LA Mississippi River, 103 mi. L[10] 29°54′50″N 90°05′06″W / 29.914°N 90.085°W / 29.914; -90.085 (New Orleans) portno.com US rank: 7[16]
Sioux City IA Missouri River, 732 mi. L[13] 42°29′20″N 96°25′05″W / 42.489°N 96.418°W / 42.489; -96.418 (Sioux City) [15]
Port of Kansas City MO Missouri River, 370 mi. R[13] 39°06′54″N 94°36′29″W / 39.115°N 94.608°W / 39.115; -94.608 (Kansas City) kcportauthority.com US rank: 52[15]
Pittsburgh PA Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers, 0 mi.[12] 40°26′31″N 80°00′58″W / 40.442°N 80.016°W / 40.442; -80.016 (Pittsburgh) port.pittsburgh.pa.us US rank: 22[15]
Huntington WV, KY, OH Ohio River, 309 mi. L, elev. 515 ft.[12] 38°26′02″N 82°25′12″W / 38.434°N 82.42°W / 38.434; -82.42 (Huntington) US rank: 10[15]
Cincinnati OH Ohio River, 472 mi. R[12] 39°05′38″N 84°30′18″W / 39.094°N 84.505°W / 39.094; -84.505 (Cincinnati) US rank: 43[15]
Louisville KY Ohio River, 604 mi. L[12] 38°15′50″N 85°45′40″W / 38.264°N 85.761°W / 38.264; -85.761 (Louisville) US rank: 66[15]
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville IN Ohio River portsofindiana.com/jeffersonville
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon IN Ohio River, 829 mi. R[12] 37°55′19″N 87°52′30″W / 37.922°N 87.875°W / 37.922; -87.875 (Mount Vernon) portsofindiana.com/mount_vernon US rank: 69[15]
Nashville TN Cumberland River 36°09′54″N 86°46′30″W / 36.165°N 86.775°W / 36.165; -86.775 (Nashville) US rank: 86[15]
Chattanooga TN Tennessee River 35°01′26″N 85°19′37″W / 35.024°N 85.327°W / 35.024; -85.327 (Chattanooga) US rank: 105[15]
Guntersville AL Tennessee River 34°22′26″N 86°17′17″W / 34.374°N 86.288°W / 34.374; -86.288 (Guntersville) US rank: 110[15]
Decatur AL Tennessee River 34°34′52″N 86°58′59″W / 34.581°N 86.983°W / 34.581; -86.983 (Decatur) decaturtransit.com [15]
Tulsa OK Arkansas River 36°13′05″N 95°44′24″W / 36.218°N 95.74°W / 36.218; -95.74 (Tulsa) Kerr/McClellan Navigational Channel,[15]
Shreveport-Bossier LA Red River 32°30′54″N 93°44′24″W / 32.515°N 93.74°W / 32.515; -93.74 (Shreveport-Bossier) portsb.com [15]
Albany NY Hudson River 42°38′35″N 73°44′53″W / 42.643°N 73.748°W / 42.643; -73.748 (Albany) portofalbany.com US rank: 63
Port Columbus GA Chattahoochee River 32°27′00″N 84°58′59″W / 32.45°N 84.983°W / 32.45; -84.983 (Columbus, Georgia)
Port Bainbridge GA Lake Seminole 30°54′18″N 84°34′16″W / 30.905°N 84.571°W / 30.905; -84.571 (Bainbridge) gaports.com
Walla Walla WA Columbia, Snake rivers 46°03′54″N 118°19′48″W / 46.065°N 118.33°W / 46.065; -118.33 (Walla Walla) portwallawalla.com
Sacramento CA Sacramento River 38°33′22″N 121°28′08″W / 38.556°N 121.469°W / 38.556; -121.469 (Sacramento) portofsacramento.com
Stockton CA San Joaquin River 37°57′11″N 121°18′58″W / 37.953°N 121.316°W / 37.953; -121.316 (Stockton) portofstockton.com US rank: 111

Arctic and northern waters[edit]

Canada[edit]

Port of / de Prov. Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[8]
Churchill MB Hudson Bay 58°43′30″N 94°07′01″W / 58.725°N 94.117°W / 58.725; -94.117 (Churchill, Manitoba)
Tuktoyaktuk NT Beaufort Sea 69°26′20″N 133°01′44″W / 69.439°N 133.029°W / 69.439; -133.029 (Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories) Port Brabant to 1950

Greenland[edit]

Port of Municipality Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[8]
Nuuk Port and Harbour Sermersooq Labrador Sea 64°10′15″N 51°43′15″W / 64.170833°N 51.720833°W / 64.170833; -51.720833 (Nuuk Port and Harbour)

United States[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5][8]
Prudhoe Bay AK Beaufort Sea 70°19′30″N 148°42′40″W / 70.325°N 148.711°W / 70.325; -148.711 (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska)
Barrow AK Chukchi Sea 71°18′00″N 156°44′10″W / 71.3°N 156.736°W / 71.3; -156.736 (Barrow, Alaska)
Kivilina AK Chukchi Sea 67°43′08″N 164°32′20″W / 67.719°N 164.539°W / 67.719; -164.539 (Kivilina, Alaska) US rank:86
Nome AK Bering Sea 64°30′14″N 165°23′56″W / 64.504°N 165.399°W / 64.504; -165.399 (Nome, Alaska) Seward Peninsula

Pacific[edit]

United States - (Alaska)[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Anchorage AK Knik Arm 61°14′17″N 149°53′42″W / 61.238°N 149.895°W / 61.238; -149.895 (Anchorage) www.muni.org/port www.ci.anchorage.ak.us US rank: 89
Valdez AK Port Valdez 61°07′30″N 146°20′46″W / 61.125°N 146.346°W / 61.125; -146.346 (Valdez) ci.valdez.ak.us/port Valdez oil terminal,US rank: 23
Nikiski AK Cook Inlet 60°44′53″N 151°18′50″W / 60.748°N 151.314°W / 60.748; -151.314 (Nikiski) US rank: 71
Juneau AK Gastineau Channel 58°21′04″N 134°30′43″W / 58.351°N 134.512°W / 58.351; -134.512 (Juneau)
Ketchikan AK Tongass Narrows 55°20′53″N 131°39′50″W / 55.348°N 131.664°W / 55.348; -131.664 (Ketchikan) city.ketchikan.ak.us

Canada[edit]

Port of / de Prov. Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[6]
Prince Rupert Harbour BC 54°18′43″N 130°19′37″W / 54.312°N 130.327°W / 54.312; -130.327 (Prince Rupert Harbour) rupertport.com CA rank: 12
Coal Harbour BC 49°17′31″N 123°07′37″W / 49.292°N 123.127°W / 49.292; -123.127 (Coal Harbour)
Vancouver BC 49°16′37″N 123°07′16″W / 49.277°N 123.121°W / 49.277; -123.121 (Vancouver) portvancouver.com CA rank: 1
Port Alberni BC Alberni Inlet 49°14′02″N 124°48′18″W / 49.234°N 124.805°W / 49.234; -124.805 (Port Alberni) CA rank: 19
Fraser River Port BC 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W / 49.207°N 122.911°W / 49.207; -122.911 (Fraser River) www.fraserportauthority.com/ www.frpa.com CA rank: 7
Nanaimo BC Strait of Georgia 49°10′59″N 123°58′59″W / 49.183°N 123.983°W / 49.183; -123.983 (Nanaimo) npa.ca CA rank: 14
North Fraser BC 49°10′01″N 123°07′59″W / 49.167°N 123.133°W / 49.167; -123.133 (North Fraser) nfpa.ca CA rank: 10
Roberts Bank Superport BC Strait of Georgia 49°01′08″N 123°09′36″W / 49.019°N 123.16°W / 49.019; -123.16 (Roberts Bank Superport)

United States - (continental/lower 48)[edit]

Port of State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes[5]
Bellingham WA Bellingham Bay 48°45′00″N 122°28′30″W / 48.75°N 122.475°W / 48.75; -122.475 (Bellingham) portofbellingham.com
Anacortes WA Fidalgo Bay 48°29′46″N 122°36′00″W / 48.496°N 122.6°W / 48.496; -122.6 (Anacortes) portofanacortes.com US rank: 55
Port Angeles WA Port Angeles 48°07′52″N 123°27′11″W / 48.131°N 123.453°W / 48.131; -123.453 (Port Angeles) portofpa.com US rank: 148
Everett WA Possession Sound 47°59′06″N 122°13′44″W / 47.985°N 122.229°W / 47.985; -122.229 (Everett) portofeverett.com US rank: 122
Seattle WA Puget Sound 47°35′17″N 122°21′32″W / 47.588°N 122.359°W / 47.588; -122.359 (Seattle) portseattle.org US rank: 26[2]
Bremerton WA Sinclair Inlet 47°34′12″N 122°39′11″W / 47.57°N 122.653°W / 47.57; -122.653 (Bremerton) portofbremerton.org
Tacoma WA Commencement Bay 47°17′24″N 122°27′07″W / 47.29°N 122.452°W / 47.29; -122.452 (Tacoma) portoftacoma.com US rank: 30
Olympia WA Budd Inlet 47°04′05″N 122°54′32″W / 47.068°N 122.909°W / 47.068; -122.909 (Olympia) portolympia.com US rank: 126
Grays Harbor WA Grays Harbor 46°54′14″N 124°10′34″W / 46.904°N 124.176°W / 46.904; -124.176 (Grays Harbor) portofgraysharbor.com US rank: 112
Longview WA Columbia River 46°04′N 122°34′W / 46.06°N 122.57°W / 46.06; -122.57 (Longview) portoflongview.com US rank: 62
Kalama WA Columbia River 46°01′12″N 122°51′47″W / 46.02°N 122.863°W / 46.02; -122.863 (Kalama) portofkalama.com US rank: 44
Vancouver WA Columbia River 45°37′19″N 122°40′52″W / 45.622°N 122.681°W / 45.622; -122.681 (Vancouver, Washington) portvanusa.com US rank: 56
Astoria OR Columbia River 46°11′20″N 123°49′16″W / 46.189°N 123.821°W / 46.189; -123.821 (Astoria) portofastoria.com
Portland OR Columbia River 45°28′44″N 122°39′54″W / 45.479°N 122.665°W / 45.479; -122.665 (Portland) portofportland.com US rank: 28
Coos Bay OR Coos Bay 43°21′50″N 124°12′36″W / 43.364°N 124.21°W / 43.364; -124.21 (Coos Bay) portofcoosbay.com US rank: 115
Eureka CA Humboldt Bay 40°47′24″N 124°09′47″W / 40.79°N 124.163°W / 40.79; -124.163 (Eureka) portofhumboldtbay.org
Vallejo CA San Pablo Bay 38°06′47″N 122°14′10″W / 38.113°N 122.236°W / 38.113; -122.236 (Vallejo)
Richmond CA San Francisco Bay 37°55′26″N 122°22′26″W / 37.924°N 122.374°W / 37.924; -122.374 (Richmond) ci.richmond.ca.us US rank: 29
Oakland CA San Francisco Bay 37°49′19″N 122°18′29″W / 37.822°N 122.308°W / 37.822; -122.308 (Oakland) portofoakland.com US rank: 35
San Francisco CA San Francisco Bay 37°48′25″N 122°23′56″W / 37.807°N 122.399°W / 37.807; -122.399 (San Francisco) sfport.com US rank: 138[9]
Redwood City CA San Francisco Bay 37°30′18″N 122°12′50″W / 37.505°N 122.214°W / 37.505; -122.214 (Redwood City) redwoodcityport.com US rank: 134
Hueneme CA Santa Barbara Channel 34°08′53″N 119°12′29″W / 34.148°N 119.208°W / 34.148; -119.208 (Hueneme) portofhueneme.org US rank: 121
Los Angeles CA San Pedro Bay 33°46′37″N 118°14′28″W / 33.777°N 118.241°W / 33.777; -118.241 (Los Angeles) portoflosangeles.org US rank: 9[9]
Long Beach CA San Pedro Bay 33°44′N 118°13′W / 33.74°N 118.21°W / 33.74; -118.21 (Long Beach) polb.com US rank: 5
San Diego CA San Diego Bay 32°42′29″N 117°10′41″W / 32.708°N 117.178°W / 32.708; -117.178 (San Diego) portofsandiego.org US rank: 124[9]

Mexico[edit]

North America Port Container Traffic 2006 Port Ranking by TEUs.[17]

Puerto de State Water body coords. Website Features & Notes
Ensenada BCN Bahia de Todos Santos 31°46′59″N 116°36′00″W / 31.783°N 116.6°W / 31.783; -116.6 (Ensenada) puertoensenada.com.mx 5th Mexico
(35th North America)
Guaymas SON apiguay.com
Topolobampo SIN apitopo.com.mx
Mazatlán SIN apimazatlan.com.mx
Puerto Vallarta JAL Bahía de Banderas 20°40′01″N 105°49′59″W / 20.667°N 105.833°W / 20.667; -105.833 (Puerto Vallarta) apivta.com
Manzanillo COL 18°55′N 103°53′W / 18.92°N 103.88°W / 18.92; -103.88 (Manzanillo) apimanzanillo.com.mx 1st Mexico
(14th North America)
Lázaro Cárdenas MIC apilac.com.mx 4th Mexico
(32nd North America)
Salina Cruz OAX Gulf of Tehuantepec apisal.com.mx
Puerto Madero CHP 14°43′01″N 92°25′01″W / 14.717°N 92.417°W / 14.717; -92.417 (Puerto Madero) puertochiapas.com.mx Puerto Madero (Puerto Chiapas)

Guatemala[edit]

Champerico
San José

Honduras[edit]

San Lorenzo

El Salvador[edit]

Acajutla 13°35′24″N 89°50′02″W / 13.59°N 89.834°W / 13.59; -89.834 (Acajutla)
La Unión

Nicaragua[edit]

Corinto 12°28′59″N 87°10′59″W / 12.483°N 87.183°W / 12.483; -87.183 (Corinto)

Costa Rica[edit]

Puntarenas 9°58′01″N 84°49′59″W / 9.967°N 84.833°W / 9.967; -84.833 (Puntarenas)
Golfito 8°39′N 83°09′W / 8.65°N 83.15°W / 8.65; -83.15 (Golfito)

Panama[edit]

Balboa Gulf of Panama Panama Canal[9]
Panama City Gulf of Panama 8°58′01″N 79°33′00″W / 8.967°N 79.55°W / 8.967; -79.55 (Panama City, Panama) Panama Canal

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Primarily passenger cruise ship traffic;
  2. ^ a b c Significant fishing industry requiring canneries or other fish processing facilities; may require specialized wharfage.
  3. ^ a b A port largely limited to delivery of local supplies; usually served by passenger ferry as well.
  4. ^ Facilities include or are limited marina services
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Port rankings by tonnage from [AAPA website], accessed 2 Oct 2012
  6. ^ a b c d e Marine Transportation, Table 8-17," Canada's Marine Domestic &International Traffic Handled for CPA's and Other Ports, 2003–2004" Transportation in Canada 2005, Transport Canada; domestic and foreign in megatonnes.
  7. ^ World Port Rankings, 2004 (by tonnage, in MS Excel), American Association of Port Authorities, 1010 Duke St. Alexandria, Va.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Seasonal, will freeze over during the winter.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Port with a drydock, see The Times Atlas of the Oceans, edited by Alastair Couper, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. 1983.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Distance up the Mississippi River from Head of Passes, Louisiana; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. 1998 Mississippi River Navigation Charts, Upper Mississippi River Mile 300 to Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Also Index of maps by river mile 1998 Mississippi River Navigation Charts.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Distance up the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. St. Paul and Rock Island Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Distance down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. Louisville and Huntington Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  13. ^ a b c d Distance up the Missouri River from St. Louis, Missouri; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  14. ^ a b c d Distance from the Montreal start of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in nautical miles; for river sides facing down stream L=left, R=right. Seaway Handbook - Complete 2006 Edition. Also Trade Mission Brochure, Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mississippi watershed
  16. ^ a b c d e f g Dubai Ports World controversy.
  17. ^ a b "North American Port Container Traffic - 2006" - Port Industry Statistics - American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - Updated May 14, 2007 - (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document)

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External links[edit]