Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

May 20, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the February 2003 preliminary U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics.  These statistics are based on the U.S. Bureau of the Census trade data matched to the U.S. Customs vessel entrances and clearances, enhanced by the U.S. Maritime Administration.  Year-to-date figures through February 2003 show an increase in volume of 2% for imports and a decrease of 3% for exports over the same time period for 2002.  The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for February 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary - February 2003

Value (millions of dollars) and Weight (thousands of metric tons)

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

February

Year-to-Date

February

Year-to-Date

February

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

27,378

58,785

10,774

21,318

38,152

80,102

Liner Weight

7,308

15,993

5,496

10,993

12,803

26,986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

9,541

19,061

1,398

2,914

10,939

21,975

Tanker Weight

40,826

85,751

4,052

9,139

44,879

94,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

7,149

13,204

3,814

7,217

10,963

20,420

Tramp Weight

12,233

24,740

15,308

32,655

27,540

57,396

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

44,068

91,049

15,986

31,449

60,055

122,498

Total Weight

60,367

126,485

24,855

52,787

85,222

179,272

1. Export weight does not include commodities removed from the Waterborne Databank due to     confidentiality restrictions from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  This restriction has been applied     historically, although not always footnoted.  Value represents the total for all commodities.

2. Figures in total column may vary due to rounding.

 

 

The figures are derived from the Waterborne Databank, the U.S. foreign waterborne transportation public summary cargo files, which are available for purchase from the Maritime Administration.  Waterborne Databank purchase inquires should be addressed to:

Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, U.S. Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590   fax: 202-366-8886; voice: 202-366-2267; e-mail: data@marad.dot.gov

 

 

General content inquires may be directed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at:

 

Douglas McDonald, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA  22315  fax: 703-428-6047; voice: 703-428-6495; e-mail: douglas.a.mcdonald@wrc01.usace.army.mil