Geographic Distribution of
U.S. Waterborne Activities in 2001

  Coastal1 Great Lakes Inland2 Total3
Number of Ports Handling        
   Over 250,000 Short Tons 113 51 25 189
Domestic Traffic        
   Short Tons (millions) 223.6 100.0 619.6 1,042.4
   Ton-miles (billions) 274.6 50.8 294.9 621.7
   Average Haul (miles) 1,228.1 508.0 476.0 596.4
Foreign Traffic5        
   Short Tons (millions) 1,281.5 62.6 N/A 1,344.1
   Ton-miles (billions) 78.4 36.6 N/A 115.0
   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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