Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

July 13, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the February 2005 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. Year-to-date figures through February 2005 show an increase in volume of 10% for imports and an increase in volume of 4% for exports over the same time period for 2004. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for February 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary February 2005

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

31,317

63,950

12,198

23,256

43,515

87,206

Liner Weight

8,221

17,068

5,761

11,336

13,982

28,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

14,500

28,772

2,121

3,904

16,621

32,676

Tanker Weight

50,711

103,123

5,720

9,952

56,431

113,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

15,294

30,760

5,883

11,697

21,177

42,457

Tramp Weight

17,974

36,732

16,978

35,956

34,952

72,687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

61,111

123,481

20,202

38,857

81,313

162,338

Total Weight

76,906

156,922

28,459

57,243

105,365

214,166

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