Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

October 30, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released July 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through July 2002 show a decrease in volume of 5% for imports and an increase in volume of 1% for exports over the same time period for 2001. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for July 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary July 2002

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

32,584

199,930

11,551

79,480

44,135

279,410

Liner weight

8,707

53,598

5,739

39,471

14,446

93,069

Tanker Value

8,332

51,140

1,109

7,328

9,440

58,467

Tanker Weight

46,553

315,355

3,996

27,970

50,549

343,325

Tramp Value

7,342

46,975

3,323

21,978

10,665

68,953

Tramp Weight

15,486

95,493

16,186

119,906

31,672

215,400

Total Value

48,257

298,045

15,983

108,785

64,240

406,831

Total Weight

70,746

464,447

25,920

187,347

96,666

651,794

 

1 Figures in total column July 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