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Vessel Entrances and Clearances

File Description: Calendar Year 2016 by Port
- Foreign Traffic Vessel Entrances and Clearances
- The International Classification of Ships by Type (ICST)
- Flag Master File

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File Directory:

Download in comma delimited (.txt)
Download in dbase format (.mdb or.xlsx)
Archived Reports 2015-1997

Foreign Traffic Vessel Entrances and ClearancesTop

Abstract
These files contain the following data for each major port or waterway: the date a vessel made entry into (entrance record) or cleared (clearance record) the U.S. Customs port; the vessel's full name; the type of vessel by one digit rig type or ICST (International Classification of Ships by Type) code; the vessel's flag of registry; the vessel's last (entrance record) or next (clearance record) port of call, whether foreign or domestic; the vessel's Net and Gross Registered Tonnage; and each vessel's draft in feet.

Mode
Water

Source of Data
U.S. Customs Vessels Entrances and Clearances

Sponsoring Organization
Maritime Administration

Attributes
Geographic Coverage of Data: U.S. Coastal, Inland Ports and Waterways
Time Span of Data: 2016
Update Frequency: Monthly
Data quality/accuracy: Existence of port verified by reference to Lloyds Ports of the World and Defense Mapping Agency with input from the State Department.
File Size:
15,787,273 bytes (vsentr16.xlsx)
16,256,540 bytes (vsentr16.txt)
15,839,786 bytes (vsclrn16.xlsx)
16,239,311
bytes (vsclrn16.txt)
File Format: ASCII Comma Delimited
Maximum Characters per Record: 1,500
Media: CD, disk, tape, hardcopy
Contact for Additional Information:
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
PO BOX 61280
New Orleans, LA 70161-1280
Point of Contact:
WCSC (504) 862-1426 or (504)862-1441


The International Classification of Ships by Type (ICST) Top

Abstract
International Classification of Ships by Type

Mode
Water

Source of Data
ICST was developed by an ad hoc international advisory group on
Maritime Statistics and completed in 1994.

Sponsoring Organization
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Maritime Administration (MarAd)

Attributes
Geographic Coverage of Data: International
Update Frequency: Annual
Data quality/accuracy: WCSC relies on the good faith of the companies submitting the data.
Number of Records:
File Size: icst08.mdb - 155,648bytes; icst08.txt 2,008 bytes
File Format: ASCII Comma Delimited,dBase and Access database
Maximum Characters per Record: 39
Media: CD, disk, tape, hardcopy
Contact for Additional Information:
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
PO BOX 61280
New Orleans, LA 70161-1280
Point of Contact:
WCSC (504) 862-1426 or (504) 862-1441


Flag Master FileTop

Abstract
Flag Master File

Mode
Water

Sponsoring Organization
Maritime Administration (MarAd)

Attributes
Geographic Coverage of Data: International
Update Frequency: Annual
Data quality/accuracy: WCSC relies on the good faith of the companies submitting the data.
Number of Records:
File Size:
flag.mdb -167,936bytes and flag08.txt - 7,524 bytes
File Format: ASCII Comma Delimited, dBase and Access database
Maximum Characters per Record: 52
Media: CD, disk, tape, hardcopy
Contact for Additional Information:
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
PO BOX 61280
New Orleans, LA 70161-1280
Point of Contact:
WCSC (504) 862-1426 or (504) 862-1441


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