Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

September 30, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released June 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through June 2002 show a decrease in volume of 6% for imports and no change in volume 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 June 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary June 2002

Value in millions of dollars and Weight in thousands of metric tons

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

June

Year to Date

June

Year to Date

June

Year to Date

Liner Value

30,982

167,347

11,174

67,929

42,156

235,275

Liner weight

8,131

44,891

5,461

33,733

13,592

78,623

Tanker Value

7,854

42,808

1,034

6,219

8,888

49,027

Tanker Weight

44,982

268,802

3,838

23,974

48,820

292,776

Tramp Value

6,188

39,633

2,955

18,655

9,144

58,289

Tramp Weight

14,868

80,008

17,036

103,721

31,904

183,728

Total Value

45,024

249,788

15,163

92,803

60,187

342,591

Total Weight

67,981

393,701

26,335

161,427

94,316

555,128

 

1 Figures in total column June 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