Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

November 29, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released August 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through August 2002 show a decrease in volume of 4% 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 August 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

Cargo Summary August 2002
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

33,507

233,438

11,533

91,013

45,040

324,450

Liner weight

8,776

62,374

5,578

45,049

14,354

107,423

 

Tanker Value

9,017

60,156

1,223

8,550

10,239

68,707

Tanker Weight

49,314

364,669

4,633

32,603

53,947

397,272

 

Tramp Value

7,297

54,272

3,366

25,344

10,663

79,617

Tramp Weight

14,223

109,717

17,467

137,373

31,690

247,090

 

Total Value

49,821

347,867

16,122

124,907

65,943

472,774

Total Weight

72,313

536,760

27,678

215,025

99,991

751,785

1 Figures in total column August 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