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Port Industry Statistics

Port Industry Statistics

AAPA continuously receives requests on how ports rank nationally and internationally.  The question is ambiguous, however, since ports can be compared in many different ways - by volume or value of trade, number of cruise passengers, revenues, and storage capacity, as examples.

Moreover, sheer size of a port, in terms of traffic flow, says nothing about productivity, efficiency, or responsiveness to customers.  These are just some of the criteria that a shipper might consider in evaluating port performance.