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Table 1-12: Minnesota Water Ports Ranked in Top 150 U.S. Ports by Tonnage: 2000

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Table 1-12: Minnesota Water Ports Ranked in Top 150 U.S. Ports by Tonnage: 2000

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Port U.S. rank Millions of short tons
Total Foreign Domestic
Duluth-Superior 16 42.2 12.9 29.4
Two Harbors 50 11.9 0.3 11.6
Taconite 65 8.4 Z 8.4
St. Paul 78 5.3 Z 5.3
Silver Bay 81 5.0 Z 5.0
Minneapolis 131 1.7 Z 1.7

KEY: Z = represents zero or less than 1 unit of measure.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2000, Part 5 National Summaries, Alexandria, VA: 2001, available at: as of April 15, 2002.

NOTES: Waterway mileages were determined by including the length of channels 1) with a controlling draft of nine feet or greater, 2) with commercial cargo traffic reported for 1998 and 1999, but 3) were not offshore (i.e., channels in coastal areas included only the miles from the entrance channel inward). Channels within major bays are included (e.g., Chesapeake Bay, San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound, Long Island Sound, major sounds and straits in southeastern Alaska). Channels in the Great Lakes are not included, but waterways connecting lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway inside the United States are included.