Fast Facts / Ports
76% of Trade
Seventy-six percent of all trade involves some form of marine transportation. That figure jumps to 90 percent of international trade.
Our nation’s ports are the lifelines of our economy. In 2016, foreign trades through U.S. ports were valued at $1.5 trillion, and ports support more than 13 million jobs.
There are 15,000 miles of waterways, seaports, and other commercially navigable waters in the United States.
Handout: Top Ten Marine Economy