Jones Act Shipping Statistics

JONES ACT IMPACT ON AMERICA’S ECONOMY

Alabama

#10 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry. American domestic maritime industry contributes $2.8 billion annually to the Alabama economy, including $729.4 million in worker income. In Alabama, there are more than 12,860 jobs associated with the industry.

Alaska

#3 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry. America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $2 billion annually to the Alaska economy, including $469 million in worker income. Home to the Port of Valdez, a “Top 10” domestic port. In Alaska, there are more than 6,520 jobs associated with the industry.

Arizona

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $682 million annually to Arizona’s economy. There are more than 3,770 jobs associated with the industry, with $209.5 million in labor income.

Arkansas

American domestic maritime industry contributes $490 million annually to the Arkansas economy, including more than $113 million in worker income and more than 2,000 jobs.

California

#4 among all states in Jones Act jobs and an annual $12.2 billion economic contribution to California’s economy. Related labor income in the state is more than $3.6 billion annually with more than 51,450 jobs. California is also a top shipyard state.

Colorado

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes 4,540 jobs and more than $940 million annually to Colorado’s economy. Low sulfur coal mined in Colorado travels by rail to Superior, Wisconsin and is loaded onto U.S.-flag vessels for delivery to powerplants in the Great Lakes region.

Connecticut

American domestic maritime industry contributes over $1.7 billion million annually to the Connecticut economy, including $553.3 million in worker income. In Connecticut, there are more than 6,500 jobs associated with the industry.

Delaware

The American domestic maritime industry adds more than $255 million annually to Delaware’s economy, including $63 million in worker income and nearly 1,000 jobs.

District of Columbia

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $170 million annually to the District of Columbia’s economy.

Florida

#2 among all states with 65,990 American domestic maritime industry jobs and a $14.6 billion annual economic impact in Florida. Related worker income in the state is nearly $4 billion annually. Florida is also a major shipyard state.

Georgia

American domestic maritime industry contributes $1.5 billion annually to the Georgia economy, including $428 million in worker income and 7,530 related jobs.

Hawaii

#2 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry. The American domestic maritime industry contributes $3.3 billion annually contribution to the Hawaii economy. Related worker income in the state is $787 million annually with 13,000 jobs.

Idaho

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes $256 million annually to Idaho’s economy with over 1,300 related jobs.

Illinois

#9 among all states for American domestic maritime industry jobs with 19,500 and $4.87 billion annual economic impact in Illinois. Related worker income in the state is $1.3 billion annually. Three Illinois port authorities are part of the Metropolitan Port of St. Louis, the 6th largest domestic port in the U.S.

Indiana

#12 among all states with 15,360 domestic maritime industry jobs. Indiana is the largest steelmaking state in the nation and the ports of Indiana Harbor, Burns Harbor and Gary typically receive more than 25 million tons of iron ore each year to support the steel mills. America’s domestic maritime industry contributes over $3.9 billion annually to the Indiana economy, including $874 million in worker income.

Iowa

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes 3,190 jobs and more than $800 million annually to the Iowa economy, including $180.3 million in worker income.

Kansas

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $520 million annually to the Kansas economy, including $133.4 million in worker income and 2,400 jobs.

Kentucky

#5 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry, with over 20,730 jobs associated with the industry. The domestic maritime industry contributes $5.1 billion annually to the state. The private shipbuilding and repair industry, which is a critical part of the domestic maritime industry, boosts Kentucky’s economy by $2.2 billion annually and adds $2.3 billion in worker income.

Louisiana

The center of the American domestic maritime industry universe — with 70,780 jobs and $18.2 billion in annual economic impact. Also, by far the #1 state in per capita jobs. Related worker income in the state is $4.2 billion annually. Louisiana is also a major shipyard state.

Maine

American domestic maritime industry contributes over 2,700 jobs and more than $550 million annually to the Maine economy, including $134.6 million in worker income.

Maryland

American domestic maritime industry contributes 10,930 jobs and $2.6 billion annually to the Maryland economy, including $725.5 million in worker income. Maryland is home to many maritime union training schools as well as the Port of Baltimore, an active Jones Act port.

Massachusetts

American domestic maritime industry contributes $2.2 billion annually to the Massachusetts economy, including $705.7 million in worker income, with 9,200 related jobs.

Michigan

American domestic maritime industry contributes $2.8 billion annually to the Michigan economy, including $703.6 million in worker income and 12,140 jobs. Michigan boasts 37 deep-draft ports, more than the other seven Great Lakes states combined.

Minnesota

American domestic maritime industry contributes 7,010 jobs and more than $1.79 billion annually to the Minnesota economy, including $515.3 million in worker income. Home to the Port of Duluth-Superior, the largest domestic port on the Great Lakes and one of the largest in the U.S. Minnesota’s famed Mesabi Range supplies most of the iron ore shipped on the Great Lakes.

Mississippi

#6 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry. American domestic maritime industry contributes $3.05 billion annually to the Mississippi economy, including $728.8m in worker income and 13,460 jobs associated with the industry.

Missouri

American domestic maritime industry contributes $1.88 billion annually to the Missouri economy, including $503.8 million in worker income and 8,790 jobs. Home to the Metropolitan Port of St. Louis, the 8th largest domestic port in the U.S.

Montana

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $215 million annually to Montana’s economy. Low sulfur coal mined in Montana travels by rail to Superior, Wisconsin and is loaded onto U.S.-flag vessels for delivery to powerplants in the Great Lakes region.

Nebraska

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $354 million annually to the Nebraska economy, with 1,450 related jobs.

Nevada

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes 1,970 jobs and more than $325 million annually to Nevada’s economy.

New Hampshire

The American domestic maritime industry adds more than $236 million annually to the New Hampshire economy, including $75.3 million in worker income and 1,210 related jobs.

New Jersey

The American domestic maritime industry contributes $3.8 billion annually to the New Jersey economy, including $1.19 million worker income. #11 among all states with 15,670 domestic maritime industry jobs.

New Mexico

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes over $371 million annually to the New Mexico’s economy, with 1,620 related jobs.

New York

#5 among all states with 31,330 American domestic maritime industry jobs and a $8.45 billion contribution to the New York economy. Related worker income is more than $2.57 billion annually.

North Carolina

American domestic maritime industry contributes $1.65 billion annually to the North Carolina economy, including $409.5 million in worker income. 7,620 jobs are associated with this industry in North Carolina.

North Dakota

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $240 million annually to the North Dakota economy.

Ohio

American domestic maritime industry contributes $3.26 billion annually to the Ohio economy, including 13,850 jobs and $817.5 million in worker income. Ohio is a steel center and its Lake Erie ports typically receive 18 million tons of iron ore per year.

Oklahoma

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes over 3,000 jobs and more than $705 million annually to the Oklahoma economy.

Oregon

American domestic maritime industry contributes $1.8 billion annually to the Oregon economy, including $553 in worker income. Oregon has over 8,590 associated industry jobs.

Pennsylvania

A leader in the American domestic maritime industry (#13 among all states) with 14,810 jobs and a $3.39 billion annual contribution to the Pennsylvania economy. Related worker income is more than $1 billion annually in the state. Pennsylvania is also a major shipyard state. Home to the Port of Pittsburgh, a “Top 10” domestic port in the U.S.

Rhode Island

#4 among all states in per capita jobs related to the domestic maritime industry. America’s domestic maritime industry contributes $1.59 billion to the annual economy with over 7,100 jobs associated with the industry. Related worker income is $449 million annually.

South Carolina

American domestic maritime industry contributes 5,800 jobs and $1.2 billion annually to the South Carolina economy, including $306 million in worker income.

South Dakota

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes nearly $130 million annually to the South Dakota economy.

Tennessee

#8 among all states for American domestic maritime industry jobs with 20,630 and an annual $4.5 billion contribution to the Tennessee economy. Related worker income in the state is $1.24 billion annually.

Texas

#3 among all states with 56,290 American domestic maritime industry jobs and over $14.3 billion annual contribution to the Texas economy. Related worker income in the state is $4 billion annually. Texas is also a major shipyard state.

Utah

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes 1,980 jobs and more than $420 million annually to Utah’s economy.

Vermont

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes more than $192 million annually to the Vermont economy.

Virginia

Virginia is a “Top 10” maritime state with an annual $4.06 billion contribution to the economy with over 19,280 jobs. Related worker income is over $1.3 billion.

Washington

#6 among all states with 22,500 American domestic maritime industry jobs and an annual $6.1 billion contribution to the Washington State economy. Related worker income in the state is $1.51 billion annually.

West Virginia

American domestic maritime industry contributes $800 million annually to the West Virginia economy, including $181.7 million in worker income and over 3,300 jobs. Home of the Port of Huntington-Tristate, the largest inland port in the U.S. and the third largest port in the U.S. for domestic cargo.

Wisconsin

American domestic maritime industry contributes $2.2 billion annually to the Wisconsin economy, including $635.3 million in labor income and 9,670 related industry jobs. The Port of Duluth-Superior is the largest coal-loading port of the Lakes, with more than 14 million tons per year. Wisconsin is also home to the Lakes’ largest shipyards.

Wyoming

America’s domestic maritime industry contributes $176.5 million annually to Wyoming’s economy. Low sulfur coal mined in Wyoming travels by rail to Superior, Wisconsin and is loaded onto U.S.-flag vessels for delivery to powerplants in the Great Lakes region.