The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the first comprehensive analysis of the freight traffic from ports and ports of entry into the United States.
The report, released Wednesday, ranks the 47 states and the District of Columbia on how much freight they get from ports of entrance and how much of that is going to ports of destination.
The data includes all shipping movements that have been approved by the federal government since the beginning of 2017, with an emphasis on cargo and freight shipments to and from the ports of departure.
The states that were named in the report are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
The District of Colombia, Panama and the Bahamas were not included in the analysis.
The study found that only one in five of the cargo ships that arrive in the U.s. arrive from the port of entry in the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany, while only one out of five ships that reach the port are bound for Canada.
There were some other surprises in the freight ranking, too.
For example, in the District, there were nearly 6,000 container ships arriving at the port, while there were just over 1,000 containers arriving at San Diego’s Pier 35.
In terms of volume of cargo, the report found that the U