Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

July 31, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released April 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through April 2002 show a decrease in volume of 7% for imports and no change in volume for exports over the same time period for 2001. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for April 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary April 2002

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

27,849

108,156

11,438

45,369

39,287

153,525

Liner weight

7,668

28,913

5,709

22,611

13,377

51,524

Tanker Value

8,425

26,428

1,227

4,070

9,652

30,498

Tanker Weight

48,910

176,599

4,255

16,190

53,166

192,790

Tramp Value

7,502

25,042

3,171

12,220

10,672

37,261

Tramp Weight

13,857

51,628

19,430

70,373

33,287

122,001

Total Value

43,776

159,625

15,835

61,659

59,611

221,284

Total Weight

70,435

257,140

29,394

109,174

99,830

366,314

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