Container / TEU

The following figure shows the total volume of imports, exports, and domestic freight handled by each of the top 25 container ports by twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) in 2021.
The top 25 container ports handled a total of 45.6 million TEU, accounting for 95.7 percent of the loaded TEU handled by the top 25 container ports. The container ports with the highest TEU volumes were coastal container ports, such as the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and New York and New Jersey. The 2021 top container port was the port of Los Angeles, California which handled 7.0 million TEU. [1]

[1] U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based upon 2021 data, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, special tabulation as of November 2023.