Reuters/Anthony Bolante - The shipping docks of the deepwater harbor of the Port of Seattle is seen on this aerial view photograph taken from a helicopter in Seattle, August 21, 2012.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative

The top 10 metropolitan port complexes in the U.S.

July 1, 2015, Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane

The United States exported and imported $4.0 trillion worth of international goods in 2014, making it the world’s second-largest trader, after China. The responsibility for moving all those products falls to the country’s 400-plus seaports, airports, and border-crossing facilities, though a smaller group does most of the country’s heavy lifting. In fact, ports in just 10 metropolitan areas move 60 percent of all international goods by value.

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