Figure 2 U.S. International Maritime Containerized Activity: 1995-2005

Figure 2
U.S. International Maritime Containerized Activity: 1995-2005

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  Thousands of TEUs
1995 13,328
1996 14,794
1997 15,556
1998 15,556
1999 16,564
2000 17,938
2001 18,081
2002 19,729
2003 21,289
2004 23,851
2005 25,868

NOTE: TEUS = twenty-foot equivalent units. One twenty-foot container equals one TEU while one forty-foot container equals two TEUs. Total includes ports for all container ports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.The data in this figure include only loaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity. It includes U.S. imports, exports, plus transshipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration which are drawn from the Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS) data system, and available at www.marad.dot.gov, as of November 2006.