Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

October 31, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released July 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through July 2001 show an increase in volume of 5% for imports and a 4% decrease in volume for exports over the same time period for 2000. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for July 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

Cargo Summary July 2001
Value in millions of dollars and Weight in thousands of metric tons
Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

July

Year to Date

July

Year to Date

July

Year to Date
Liner Value

30,531

200,565

11,031

85,956

41,562

286,521

Liner weight

7,340

49,123

4,946

38,197

12,286

87,320

Tanker Value

8,116

62,041

963

7,775

9,079

69,817

Tanker Weight

48,475

344,506

3,566

28,345

52,040

372,852

Tramp Value

6,549

43,465

3,336

22,002

9,886

65,467

Tramp Weight

15,701

97,115

15,648

118,693

31,349

215,808

Total Value

45,196

306,071

15,331

115,734

60,527

421,805

Total Weight

71,515

490,745

24,161

185,235

95,676

675,980

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