Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

April 30, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released January 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Figures for January 2002 show a decrease in volume of 9% for imports and a decrease in volume of 1% for exports over January 2001. Nearly all of the decrease in imports was attributed to a large decline in fuel oils (50% or 6.7 million metric tons). This decrease was partially offset by an increase in crude oil imports of 1.6 million metric tons over the same period last year. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for January 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary January 2002

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

27,585

27,585

10,566

10,566

38,151

38,151

Liner weight

7,281

7,281

5,301

5,301

12,582

12,582

Tanker Value

5,936

5,936

874

874

6,810

6,810

Tanker Weight

46,962

46,962

3,499

3,499

50,461

50,461

Tramp Value

4,965

4,965

3,071

3,071

8,036

8,036

Tramp Weight

12,613

12,613

18,350

18,350

30,962

30,962

Total Value

38,485

38,485

14,512

14,512

52,997

52,997

Total Weight

66,855

66,855

27,149

27,149

94,005

94,005

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