Table 1-7 U.S.-Flag Cargo Carrying Vessels by Area of Operation (Carrying capacity expressed in thousands of deadweight tons (dwt)) as of October 1, 2001

Table 1-7
U.S.-Flag Cargo Carrying Vessels by Area of Operation (Carrying capacity expressed in thousands of deadweight tons (dwt)) as of October 1, 2001

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 Area of Operation Total Liquid Carriers Dry Bulk Carriers Containerships Other freighters
Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt
Total 3,835 31,877 2,148 16,400 760 5,970 126 3,424 801 6,083
Foreign Trade 336 6,292 66 1,353 164 1,468 64 2,558 42 913
Oceanborne 315 5,987 58 1,315 151 1,201 64 2,558 42 913
Great Lakes 21 305 8 38 13 267 0 0 0 0
Domestic Trade 3,326 22,224 2,054 14,163 596 4,502 57 780 619 2,779
Coastal 1,346 14,098 580 9,369 327 2,044 57 780 382 1,905
Inland Waterway 1,901 6,085 1,466 4,750 214 529 0 0 221 806
Great Lakes 79 2,041 8 44 55 1,929 0 0 16 68
Government 173 3,361 28 884 0 0 5 86 140 2,391
Total Self-Propelled 467 16,276 122 7,177 62 2,464 91 3,200 192 3,435
Foreign Trade 139 5,282 17 1,043 17 788 64 2,558 41 893
Oceanborne 133 5,046 17 1,043 11 552 64 2,558 41 893
Great Lakes 6 236 0 0 6 236 0 0 0 0
Domestic Trade 155 7,633 77 5,250 45 1,676 22 556 11 151
Coastal 109 5,976 75 5,231 2 59 22 556 10 130
Inland Waterway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Great Lakes 46 1,657 2 19 43 1,617 0 0 1 21
Government 173 3,361 28 884 0 0 5 86 140 2,391
Total Non-Self-Propelleda 3,368 15,601 2,026 9,223 698 3,506 35 224 609 2,648
Foreign Trade 197 1,010 49 310 147 680 0 0 1 20
Oceanborne 182 941 41 272 140 649 0 0 1 20
Great Lakes 15 69 8 38 7 31 0 0 0 0
Domestic Trade 3,171 14,591 1,977 8,913 551 2,826 35 224 608 2,628
Coastal 1,237 8,122 505 4,138 325 1,985 35 224 372 1,775
Inland Waterway 1,901 6,085 1,466 4,750 214 529 0 0 221 806
Great Lakes 33 384 6 25 12 312 0 0 15 47

Vessels Less Than 1,000 Gross Tons Total Liquid Carriers Dry Bulk Carriers Containerships Other freighters
Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt Number of vessels dwt
Total 27,552 40,939 1,767 2,689 21,705 34,449 4 2 4,076 3,799
Foreign Trade 101 51 6 4 95 47 0 0 0 0
Oceanborne 69 42 3 2 66 40 0 0 0 0
Great Lakes 32 9 3 2 29 7 0 0 0 0
Domestic Trade 27,451 40,888 1,761 2,685 21,610 34,402 4 2 4,076 3,799
Coastal 1,847 1,432 110 117 380 549 1 1 1,356 765
Inland Waterway 25,493 39,301 1,647 2,565 21,211 33,828 3 1 2,632 2,907
Great Lakes 111 155 4 3 19 25 0 0 88 127
Total Self-Propelled 111 56 20 14 3 2 0 0 88 40
Domestic Trade 111 56 20 14 3 2 0 0 88 40
Coastal 75 31 17 10 0 0 0 0 58 21
Inland Waterway 27 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 26 18
Great Lakes 9 4 2 1 3 2 0 0 4 1
Total Non-Self-Propelled 27,441 40,883 1,747 2,675 21,702 34,447 4 2 3,988 3,759
Foreign Trade 101 51 6 4 95 47 0 0 0 0
Oceanborne 69 42 3 2 66 40 0 0 0 0
Great Lakes 32 9 3 2 29 7 0 0 0 0
Domestic Trade 27,340 40,832 1,741 2,671 21,607 34,400 4 2 3,988 3,759
Coastal 1,772 1,401 93 107 380 549 1 1 1,298 744
Inland Waterway 25,466 39,280 1,646 2,562 21,211 33,828 3 1 2,606 2,889
Great Lakes 102 151 2 2 16 23 0 0 84 126

aIncludes Integrated Tug Barge (ITB) Units as of October 1, 2001

NOTE: All vessels engaged in domestic trade and all non-self propelled vessels (except ITBs) as of January 1, 2001

SOURCE: U.S. Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, adapted from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard data.