Press Release

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

December 21, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today released September 2001 official U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics. Year-to-date figures through September 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 September 2001, along with year-to-date figures.

 

 

Cargo Summary September 2001

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

Type of Service

Imports

Exports

Total1

September

Year to Date

September

Year to Date

September

Year to Date

Liner Value

28,767

260,241

10,554

107,996

39,321

368,236

Liner weight

6,972

63,509

5,120

48,728

12,092

112,237

Tanker Value

7,617

77,571

1,007

9,974

8,624

87,545

Tanker Weight

43,686

435,293

3,589

36,609

47,275

471,902

Tramp Value

6,330

56,633

3,416

29,284

9,746

85,917

Tramp Weight

14,619

127,433

16,631

155,973

31,250

283,406

Total Value

42,715

394,444

14,977

147,254

57,691

541,698

Total Weight

65,277

626,235

25,340

241,309

90,618

867,545

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