Table 1-9 U.S. Waterborne Foreign Trade 2000 (Thousand metric tons)*

Table 1-9
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Trade 2000 (Thousand metric tons)*

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Region Africa Australia/New Zealand Canada Europe/Mediterranean Far East S.E. Asia Latin America Middle East/South Asia Total
Full container ship                
Far West 207.16 2,043.83 750.3 4,009.88 56,363.01 2,142.10 2,062.71 67,578.99
Southeast 1,167.79 457.45 253.2 13,677.32 9,459.54 9,780.72 1,916.54 36,712.55
Middle Atlantic 1,077.94 459.58 427.24 9,780.78 5,315.50 4,637.66 1,199.98 22,898.68
Southwest 813.67 181.78 81.22 4,007.58 302.07 4,220.73 1,018.27 10,625.32
Puerto Rico 357.35 2.98 177.75 318.87 224.18 606.01 29.23 1,716.37
Northeast 49.6 25.64 185.85 520.1 85.89 272.83 22.78 1,162.70
Great Lakes 6.54 5.91 646.7 268.99 35.64 17.77 6.47 988.02
Alaska 1.25 44.98 69.24 221.42 7.65 344.54
Hawaii 50.18 13.33 2.76 169.46 2.27 2.69 240.69
Plains 1.16 31.65 28.25 2.91 63.98
Total 3,681.00 3,229.00 2,612.00 32,684.00 72,177.00 21,691.00 6,259.00 142,332.00
Tanker ship                
Southwest 23,047.69 1,166.26 921.54 17,916.03 6,687.39 107,860.85 46,957.99 204,557.76
Southeast 18,389.26 372.75 1,954.81 19,006.26 2,819.85 63,535.32 45,656.72 151,734.96
Middle Atlantic 30,619.91 65.5 6,126.97 19,481.97 1,143.02 18,370.85 5,624.39 81,432.61
Far West 292.86 1,008.63 2,098.22 750.79 9,552.56 15,257.35 13,730.55 42,690.95
Puerto Rico 7,906.97 13.08 75.87 2,005.58 92.97 17,000.97 2,076.90 29,172.34
Northeast 1,221.19 1.58 6,120.56 1,778.60 159.15 7,231.06 124.9 16,637.03
Hawaii 1,000.56 48.59 2.12 3,905.39 117.45 5,074.10
Alaska 211.46 114.79 66.37 4,413.91 48.55 4,855.08
Great Lakes 8.59 0.54 644.72 80.4 6 85.56 825.81
Plains 0.5 3.96 11.58 16.05
Total 81,487.00 3,840.00 18,110.00 61,100.00 28,775.00 229,428.00 114,257.00 536,997.00
Dry-bulk ship                
Southeast 13,049.62 1,807.31 7,465.34 44,708.10 51,525.03 48,980.69 5,337.67 172,873.75
Far West 1,423.35 3,613.00 2,766.50 3,099.88 39,183.97 5,500.66 1,407.96 56,995.32
Great Lakes 1,155.46 326.69 34,614.33 3,098.45 267.59 847.87 26.26 40,336.65
Southwest 8,327.29 72.86 835.55 8,194.19 4,904.70 14,019.85 1,601.87 37,956.31
Middle Atlantic 1,545.91 627.72 12,002.23 5,956.56 3,032.38 8,354.72 123.1 31,642.61
Northeast 241.18 0.72 1,498.62 887.38 458.87 3,400.69 91.07 6,578.53
Plains 140.63 1,959.63 946.8 4.27 3,051.33
Alaska 79.05 411.15 249.64 1,937.67 271.72 16.14 2,965.38
Puerto Rico 129.37 0.89 225.19 542.84 188.21 1,148.87 9.49 2,244.85
Hawaii 148.16 11.79 1,094.20 0.75 1,254.90
Total 26,013.00 6,676.00 61,790.00 67,684.00 102,593.00 82,530.00 8,614.00 355,900.00
Other Ship*                
Southeast 4,001.19 620.86 1,185.70 20,114.23 5,507.56 17,967.78 3,695.31 53,092.61
Southwest 7,881.19 237.79 66.12 6,569.06 1,150.38 8,855.20 4,443.64 29,203.37
Middle Atlantic 3,991.03 205.93 2,261.80 11,580.35 1,664.48 5,545.05 705.42 25,954.06
Far West 65.17 1,390.16 2,824.99 2,053.07 7,812.89 2,276.63 1,349.50 17,772.40
Puerto Rico 648.89 6.50 207.44 1,557.32 124.87 2,233.65 43.81 4,822.47
Northeast 64.24 5.09 742.03 685.40 248.25 1,279.02 27.90 3,051.93
Great Lakes 79.52 8.33 1,665.37 460.51 22.21 43.30 9.34 2,288.58
Alaska 15.50 92.17 118.04 530.33 9.43 765.47
Hawaii 102.40 24.68 * 412.80 4.62 * 544.50
Plains 28.35 * 37.94 158.55 * 5.60 230.45
Total 16,760.00 2,593.00 9,108.00 43,297.00 17,474.00 38,220.00 10,275.00 137,726.00

KEY: Represents less than 500 metric tons.

aBEA region

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Rocky Mountains Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming

Far West California, Oregon, Washington

Middle Atlantic Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Northeast Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine

Plains Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Southeast Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Southwest Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Other America Samoa, Guam, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Transshipment Area, Other

* Breakbulk ships, partial containerships, refrigerated cargo ships, roll-on/roll-off, barge carriers, cruise/passenger, and specialized cargo ships.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economical Analysis, U.S.foreign waterborne transportation statistics data as of July 2002.

  • Far West to Far East trade is heavily involved in U.S. container trade, making the Far West number one for total container trade.
  • Southwest to Latin America trade is heavily involved in U.S. tanker trade, making Southwest number one for total tanker trade.
  • Southeast to the Far East and Europe/Mediterranean trade is heavily involved in the dry-bulk trade, making Southeast number one for total dry-bulk trade.
  • Great Lakes trade continues to be primarily dry-bulk trade.