Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

March 26, 2003

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released December 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through December 2002 show a decrease in volume of 2% and 4% for imports and exports respectively 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 calendar year 2002.

Cargo Summary December 2002
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

29,792

353,861

11,914

136,599

41,706

490,461

Liner weight

8,182

94,424

6,277

67,333

14,459

161,757

 
Tanker Value

8,751

95,507

1,449

13,796

10,200

109,303

Tanker Weight

46,507

550,150

5,458

51,813

51,966

601,963

 
Tramp Value

10,014

89,082

3,185

39,534

13,199

128,616

Tramp Weight

14,971

168,997

17,653

204,493

32,624

373,490

 
Total Value

48,556

538,450

16,548

189,930

65,104

728,380

Total Weight

69,660

813,571

29,389

323,640

99,049

1,137,210

1 Figures in total column December 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