Geographic Distribution of
U.S. Waterborne Activities in 2001
|Number of Ports Handling|
|Over 250,000 Short Tons||113||51||25||189|
|Short Tons (millions)||223.6||100.0||619.6||1,042.4|
|Average Haul (miles)||1,228.1||508.0||476.0||596.4|
|Short Tons (millions)||1,281.5||62.6||N/A||1,344.1|
|Average Haul (miles)||61.2||584.7||N/A||85.6|
1. All deep draft (over 12 feet) except Great Lakes and the Columbia River.
2. N/A denotes tonnage not applicable.
3. Domestic Total includes local traffic of 93.2 million short tons, 1.4 billion ton-miles, 15.2 miles average haul and intra-territory traffic of 5.9 million short tons. Ton-miles are not compiled for intra-territory traffic. Total may not equal column sum due to rounding.
4. Ton-miles and Average Haul for Coastal ports are based on the distance transported on U.S. waterways from entrance channels to ports and waterways; and for Great Lakes ports are based on the distance transported on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the International Boundary at St. Regis, Quebec, Canada.
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