Figure 15
Average Containership Size Per Call at U.S. Ports: 2002-2009

Figure 15
Average Containership Size Per Call at U.S. Ports: 2002-2009

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  TEUs (left axis) DWT (right axis)
2002 3,020 42,158
2003 3,144 43,168
2004 3,221 43,610
2005 3,321 44,590
2006 3,445 46,598
2007 3,597 47,720
2008 3,744 49,213
2009 3,848 50,202

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

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 Lloyd's Maritime Intelligence Unit, Vessel Movement Data File, and are available at www.marad.dot.gov, as of Sept. 17, 2010.