Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

August 29, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released May 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through May 2001 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and a 1% 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 May 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

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

Imports

Exports

Total1

May

Year to Date

May

Year to Date

May

Year to Date
Liner Value

27,665

140,978

12,237

63,213

39,902

204,191

Liner weight

7,030

34,793

5,356

28,128

12,386

62,921

Tanker Value

9,234

45,329

1,212

5,609

10,446

50,938

Tanker Weight

50,763

247,836

4,068

20,528

54,831

268,364

Tramp Value

6,136

31,118

3,317

15,689

9,454

46,807

Tramp Weight

15,310

66,780

17,467

87,615

32,778

154,395

Total Value

43,035

217,424

16,767

84,512

59,802

301,936

Total Weight

73,104

349,409

26,891

136,271

99,995

485,680

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