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U.S. Waterway Data Title
Foreign Cargo
Inbound and Outbound

File Description:

Foreign Cargo (Inbound and Outbound) for Calendar Year 2016 by Port and Waterway.

Data Dictionary

File Directory:

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

These files are cargo flows between United States ports/Waterways and foreign ports.


Source of Data
U.S. waterborne imports, exports, and in-transits

Sponsoring Organization
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center. The legal authority for the collection, compilation and publication of waterborne commerce statistics by the Army Corps of Engineers is Section 11 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act of 1922 (42 Stat. 1043), as amended, and codified in 33 U.S.C. 555.

Geographic Coverage of Data: U.S. Coastal, Inland Ports and Waterways
Time Span of Data 2016
First Developed: 1987 data file; 1921 printed source
Update Frequency: Monthly
Data quality/accuracy: There is an 97.7% inbound and 98.3% outbound record match between cargo data and vessel movement data for 2015.
Number of Records: approx. 98,267
File Size:
8,767,509 bytes (ex16port.xlsx)
7,939,631 bytes (im16port.xlsx)
File Format: dbase format and Access database
Maximum Characters per Record: 139

Contact for Additional Information:
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
PO BOX 61280
New Orleans, LA 70161-1280
Point of Contact: WCSC (504) 862-1424 or (504) 862-1441