Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

August 30, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released May 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through May 2002 show a decrease in volume of 7% for imports and a decrease 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 May 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary May 2002

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

28,209

136,365

11,386

56,755

39,595

193,120

Liner weight

7,847

36,759

5,661

28,272

13,508

65,032

Tanker Value

8,526

34,954

1,115

5,185

9,641

40,139

Tanker Weight

47,221

223,821

3,945

20,136

51,167

243,957

Tramp Value

8,404

33,445

3,480

15,700

11,884

49,145

Tramp Weight

13,511

65,139

16,312

86,685

29,823

151,824

Total Value

45,138

204,764

15,981

77,640

61,120

282,404

Total Weight

68,579

325,719

25,918

135,093

94,498

460,812

 

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