Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

May 28, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released February 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through February 2002 show a decrease in volume of 9% 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 February 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary February 2002

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

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

February

Year to Date

February

Year to Date

February

Year to Date

Liner Value

26,390

53,975

11,135

21,701

37,525

75,676

Liner weight

6,875

14,156

5,591

10,892

12,466

25,048

Tanker Value

5,650

11,586

1,003

1,877

6,653

13,463

Tanker Weight

37,930

84,892

4,668

8,167

42,599

93,059

Tramp Value

5,988

10,953

3,016

6,087

9,004

17,040

Tramp Weight

12,548

25,161

17,035

35,385

29,583

60,546

Total Value

38,029

76,514

15,153

29,665

53,182

106,179

Total Weight

57,353

124,209

27,295

54,444

84,648

178,652

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