Geographic Distribution of
U.S. Waterborne Activities in 20001 -- Revised 04 Nov 2002
|Number of Ports Handling|
|Over 250,000 Short Tons||118||53||26||197|
|Short Tons (millions)||226.9||114.4||628.4||1,069.8|
|Average Haul (miles)||1,250.9||506.1||481.4||603.7|
|Short Tons (millions)||1,290.7||64.0||N/A||1,354.8|
|Average Haul (miles)||61.2||603.0||N/A||86.8|
1. Beginning with calendar year 2000, foreign waterborne import, export and in-transit cargo statistics are derived primarily from the manifest-based Port Import Export Reporting Service, a division of the Journal of Commerce.
2. All deep draft (over 12 feet) except Great Lakes and the Columbia River.
3. N/A denotes tonnage not applicable.
4. Domestic Total includes local traffic of 94.6 million short tons, 1.5 billion ton-miles, 15.8 miles average haul and intra-territory traffic of 5.5 million short tons. Ton-miles are not compiled for intra-territory traffic. Total may not equal column sum due to rounding.
5. 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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