Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

June 28, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released March 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through March 2002 show a decrease in volume of 9% for imports and 3% 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 March 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary March 2002

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

26,332

80,306

12,231

33,932

38,563

114,238

Liner weight

7,088

21,245

6,010

16,902

13,098

38,146

Tanker Value

6,417

18,003

967

2,843

7,383

20,846

Tanker Weight

42,797

127,689

3,768

11,935

46,565

139,624

Tramp Value

6,586

17,540

2,962

9,049

9,548

26,589

Tramp Weight

12,610

37,771

15,558

50,943

28,168

88,714

Total Value

39,335

115,849

16,159

45,824

55,494

161,673

Total Weight

62,496

186,704

25,336

79,780

87,831

266,484

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