BTS releases report on freight transportation gateways

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Updated Jan 21, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics on Friday, Dec. 18, released “America’s Freight Transportation Gateways 2009,” a data profile of the nation’s leading international freight transportation gateways in 2008 and trends in movement of goods through these seaports, airports and land border crossings since 1990.

U.S. freight gateways handled more than $3.4 trillion (in current dollars) of international merchandise trade in 2008, an increase of 9 percent from 2007. The report, an update of a 2004 BTS report, highlights the top 25 freight gateways. Additional information on more than 200 gateways that are key points of entry and exit for U.S. international trade is available on the BTS website.

The report can be found here.