Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

March 28, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released December 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through December 2001 show an increase in volume of 2% for imports and a 5% 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 December 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary December 2001

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

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

December

Year to Date

December

Year to Date

December

Year to Date

Liner Value

25,166

345,458

11,892

143,409

37,059

488,867

Liner weight

6,331

84,493

5,666

65,949

11,997

150,441

Tanker Value

8,223

98,914

1,476

13,843

9,699

112,757

Tanker Weight

44,323

572,794

7,088

55,293

51,412

628,087

Tramp Value

7,653

78,714

2,855

39,055

10,508

117,769

Tramp Weight

14,389

172,673

16,002

210,181

30,391

382,854

Total Value

41,042

523,086

16,223

196,306

57,266

719,392

Total Weight

65,044

829,959

28,756

331,423

93,800

1,161,382

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