Figure 9 U.S. International Maritime Containerized Activity: 1995-2008

Figure 9
U.S. International Maritime Containerized Activity: 1995-2008

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(Millions of loaded TEUs)

  TEUs
1995 13.3
1996 14.8
1997 14.9
1998 15.6
1999 16.6
2000 17.9
2001 18.1
2002 19.7
2003 21.3
2004 23.9
2005 26.1
2006 27.6
2007 29.0
2008 28.2

KEY: TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU, and one 40-foot container equals two TEUs.

NOTES: Totals are 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 and cover U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments.

SOURCES: 1995-2004: 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). 2005-2007: Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 2008: Estimate based on PIERS Trade Horizon estimate of annual percentage growth from 2007, reported at www.joc.com, as of March 19, 2009.