Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

January 28, 2003

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

Cargo Summary October 2002
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

29,521

294,529

10,912

113,177

40,433

407,706

Liner weight

7,746

78,381

5,090

55,442

12,836

133,823

 
Tanker Value

9,657

77,967

1,303

11,054

10,960

89,021

Tanker Weight

49,095

455,579

4,765

41,527

53,861

497,105

 
Tramp Value

8,234

69,316

3,857

32,319

12,091

101,635

Tramp Weight

15,504

139,943

17,855

169,996

33,358

309,939

 
Total Value

47,413

441,812

16,072

156,550

63,484

598,362

Total Weight

72,345

673,903

27,709

266,965

100,055

940,868

1 Figures in total column October 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