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New Orleans still top-tonnage port

The Corps of Engineers says the Port of New Orleans retained its No. 1 standing in the nation in 1980 based on total tonnage handled.

In the latest year of record, the port showed a healthy gain of 10.2 million tons to 177,315,800 tons of commerce, according to statistics compiled by the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center.

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Other ports listed in the report were New York, with 166,991,220 tons; Houston, 108,937,268; Valdez, Alaska, 85,973,086; and Baton Rouge, La., 79,346, 780.