Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

February 27, 2003

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released November 2002 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year to date figures through November 2002 show a decrease in volume of 3% and 4% for imports and exports respectively 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 November 2002, along with year-to-date figures.

Cargo Summary November 2002
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

29,541

324,070

11,508

124,685

41,049

448,755

Liner weight

7,861

86,242

5,614

61,056

13,475

147,298

Tanker Value

8,789

86,756

1,293

12,347

10,082

99,103

Tanker Weight

48,064

503,643

4,829

46,355

52,892

549,998

Tramp Value

9,752

79,068

4,030

36,349

13,783

115,418

Tramp Weight

14,083

154,026

16,843

186,840

30,926

340,865

Total Value

48,082

489,894

16,832

173,382

64,914

663,276

Total Weight

70,008

743,910

27,286

294,251

97,293

1,038,161

1 Figures in total column November 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