Inland Waterway Commercial Vessel and Tow Delay

Inland Waterway Commercial Vessel and Tow Delay

Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

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For reporting rivers, inland commercial traffic in 2009 spent 225,189 hours in lockage and 144,654 hours waiting for lockage. The greatest total delay in 2009 was at the Markland Lock on the Ohio River, with 13,762 hours.

Monthly data, 12-month centered moving average

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A moving average facilitates analysis of trends in highly variable data series.

Commercial Vessel and Tow Delay Jul-09 Jul-10
Total Ohio River System Hours of Delay 8,446 9,371
Percent change from same month previous year -8.83 10.95
Total Upper Mississippi River System Hours of Delay 9,055 11,487
Percent change from same month previous year -7.36 26.85
Total Other Waterway Systems Hours of Delay 2,281 2,178
Percent change from same month previous year 1.16 -4.51

NOTES: Data for the Upper Mississippi River System includes the Mississippi (north of the Ohio confluence), Illinois, Chicago, and Kaskaskia Rivers. Data for the Ohio River System includes the Ohio, Cumberland, Green, Barren, Kanawha, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers. Other rivers for which data are available are the Arkansas River, which has a confluence with the Mississippi below the Ohio, and the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers, which ultimately flow into the Ohio, but also feed traffic to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Information Connection, Operations and Maintenance of Navigation Installations Report 10W, available at http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/nic2/default.cfm as of August 2010.