Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

July 31, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released April 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through April 2001 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and no change in volume for exports over the same time period for 2000. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for April 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary April 2001
Value in millions of dollars and Weight in thousands of metric tons
Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

April

Year to Date

April

Year to Date

April

Year to Date
Liner Value

27,300

113,313

12,391

50,976

39,691

164,289

Liner weight

6,834

27,763

5,500

22,772

12,334

50,534

Tanker Value

8,861

36,094

1,106

4,397

9,967

40,492

Tanker Weight

50,781

197,073

3,769

16,460

54,550

213,533

Tramp Value

7,604

24,981

3,344

12,372

10,948

37,353

Tramp Weight

14,070

51,469

17,957

70,148

32,027

121,617

Total Value

43,765

174,389

16,842

67,745

60,606

242,134

Total Weight

71,684

276,305

27,226

109,380

98,911

385,685

1 Figures in total column may vary due to rounding

The figures are all derived from the Waterborne Databank, detailed public U.S. foreign waterborne transportation cargo files, which are now available from MARAD. All inquiries should be addressed to:

Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis

U.S. Maritime Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington DC 20590
Telephone: (202) 366-2267
Fax: (202) 366-8886
Email: data@marad.dot.gov