Executive Briefings

With 360 Sea, River Ports, the U.S. Is Awash in Ocean Commerce

The U.S. is served by publicly - and privately-owned marine facilities located in approximately 360 commercial sea and river ports. These are found along the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf and Great Lakes coasts, as well as in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

U.S. seaports are responsible for moving nearly all of the country's overseas cargo volume: 99.4 percent by weight and 65 percent by value. Each of the nation's 50 states relies on at least 15 seaports to handle its imports and exports, which total some $3.8bn worth of goods moving in and out of U.S. seaports each day.

Seaports also support the employment of more than 13 million people in the U.S., which account for $650bn in personal income. Additionally, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for every $1bn in manufactured exports shipped though seaports, 15,000 U.S. jobs are created.

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U.S. seaports are responsible for moving nearly all of the country's overseas cargo volume: 99.4 percent by weight and 65 percent by value. Each of the nation's 50 states relies on at least 15 seaports to handle its imports and exports, which total some $3.8bn worth of goods moving in and out of U.S. seaports each day.

Seaports also support the employment of more than 13 million people in the U.S., which account for $650bn in personal income. Additionally, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for every $1bn in manufactured exports shipped though seaports, 15,000 U.S. jobs are created.

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