Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

April 30, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released January 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Figures for January 2001 show an increase in volume of 24% for imports and a decrease in volume of 1% for exports over January 2000. A large portion (85%) of the increase in the volume of imports was attributed to crude oil and fuel oils. January imports of crude oil increased roughly 19% over the first month of 2000 while imports of fuel oils increased 80%. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for January 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

Cargo Summary January 2001
Value in millions of dollars and Weight in thousands of metric tons
Type of Service Imports Exports Total1
  January Year to Date January Year to Date January Year to Date
Liner Value

30,038

30,038

12,148

12,148

42,186

42,186

Liner weight

7,177

7,177

5,530

5,530

12,707

12,707

Tanker Value

10,248

10,248

1,098

1,098

11,347

11,347

Tanker Weight

53,681

53,681

3,841

3,841

57,522

57,522

Tramp Value

5,795

5,795

2,829

2,829

8,623

8,623

Tramp Weight

12,694

12,694

18,025

18,025

30,720

30,720

Total Value

46,081

46,081

16,075

16,075

62,156

62,156

Total Weight

73,552

73,552

27,397

27,397

100,949

100,949

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