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Waterborne Commerce of the United States
Data Dictionary


Manuscript Cargo Files (Parts 1-4 and Summary Files). Data files of yearly publication of tons by waterway for published commodity groups for the Atlantic (part 1), Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast (part 2), the Great Lakes (part 3), and the Pacific (part 4). File "manu9950.txt" is a summary of all of the cargo moves for calendar years 1996-2005.
See Terminology for further information.

File Name(s): comma delimited or dbase format 


Field 1* TRANS_TYPE     Number(1)  1=cargo, 

Field 2* REC_TYPE       Number(1)  1 = cargo, 2= foreign in-transit, 3,4, = cargo,

                                   

Field 3  TRAFFIC        Number(2)  11 = Foreign Imports, 

                                   12 = Foreign Exports,

                                   21 = Canadian Imports,

                                   22 = Canadian Exports,

                                   30 = Coastwise,

                                   40 = Lakewise, 50 = Internal,

                                   70 = Local, 80 = Intraterritory,

                                   90 = Ferry      

Field 4  WTWY           Number(4)  WCSC Waterway Code

Field 5  PUB_GROUP      Number(4)  Publication Commodity Group

Field 6  ALLO1          Number(1)  1 = Inbound Receiving,  2 = Outbound

                                   Shipping,  3 = Local,  4 = Thru

Field 7  ALLO2          Number(1)  1 = Upbound or East or North,

                                   2 = Downbound or West or South

Field 8  TONS           Number(9)  Short tons in thousands (0 means less

                                   than 500 tons) 

Field 9  Year           Number(4)  Calendar year the movement took place

                                   based on date of unloading.



* Only cargo records are included on this CD.

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Contact for Additional Information:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
PO BOX 61280
New Orleans, LA 70161-1280
Point of Contact: WCSC (504) 862-1426 or (504) 862-1441