Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

November 29, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released August 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through August 2001 show an increase in volume of 4% for imports and a 4% decrease 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 August 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary August 2001

Value in millions of dollars and Weight in thousands of metric tons

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

August

Year to Date

August

Year to Date

August

Year to Date

Liner Value

30,908

231,473

11,486

97,442

42,394

328,915

Liner weight

7,414

56,537

5,411

43,608

12,824

100,145

Tanker Value

7,913

69,954

1,192

8,967

9,105

78,921

Tanker Weight

47,100

391,606

4,675

33,020

51,775

424,627

Tramp Value

6,837

50,303

3,867

25,868

10,704

76,171

Tramp Weight

15,699

112,814

20,648

139,341

36,348

252,155

Total Value

45,658

351,730

16,544

132,278

62,202

484,007

Total Weight

70,213

560,958

30,734

215,969

100,947

776,927

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