Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

January 29, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released October 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through October 2001 show an increase in volume of 3% for imports and a 6% 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 October 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary October 2001

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

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

October

Year to Date

October

Year to Date

October

Year to Date

Liner Value

32,884

293,124

11,793

119,789

44,677

412,913

Liner weight

7,844

71,353

5,821

54,549

13,665

125,902

Tanker Value

7,258

84,829

1,257

11,231

8,515

96,060

Tanker Weight

48,219

483,511

5,789

42,398

54,008

525,910

Tramp Value

6,855

63,487

3,366

32,650

10,221

96,138

Tramp Weight

15,629

143,062

17,808

173,780

33,437

316,843

Total Value

46,997

441,441

16,416

163,670

63,413

605,111

Total Weight

71,692

697,927

29,418

270,728

101,110

968,655

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