Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

February 27, 2002

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released November 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through November 2001 show an increase in volume of 3% for imports and a 5% 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 November 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary November 2001

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

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

November

Year to Date

November

Year to Date

November

Year to Date

Liner Value

27,167

320,291

11,727

131,516

38,894

451,808

Liner weight

6,808

78,161

5,734

60,283

12,542

138,445

Tanker Value

5,862

90,691

1,136

12,367

6,999

103,059

Tanker Weight

44,959

528,471

5,806

48,205

50,765

576,675

Tramp Value

7,573

71,061

3,550

36,200

11,123

107,260

Tramp Weight

15,221

158,284

20,399

194,179

35,620

352,463

Total Value

40,603

482,044

16,413

180,083

57,016

662,127

Total Weight

66,989

764,916

31,939

302,667

98,928

1,067,583

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