Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

June 29, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released March 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through March 2001 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and a decrease in volume of 2% for exports over the same time period for 2000. Crude oil and fuel oils accounted for nearly all of the increase (96%) in the volume of imports. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for March 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

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

Imports

Exports

Total1

March

Year to Date

March

Year to Date

March

Year to Date
Liner Value

29,333

86,013

14,124

38,585

43,457

124,598

Liner weight

7,073

20,929

6,270

17,272

13,342

38,200

Tanker Value

8,577

27,234

1,101

3,291

9,678

30,524

Tanker Weight

48,406

146,293

4,205

12,691

52,611

158,983

Tramp Value

6,412

17,378

3,127

9,028

9,539

26,405

Tramp Weight

13,387

37,399

17,483

52,191

30,870

89,591

Total Value

44,322

130,625

18,352

50,904

62,674

181,528

Total Weight

68,865

204,621

27,957

82,154

96,823

286,774

1Figures 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