Appendix J - U.S. Waterborne Foreign Trade - Containerized Cargo

Appendix J - U.S. Waterborne Foreign Trade - Containerized Cargo

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Year Containers - TEUs Metric Tons Time Period Growth of Containers - TEU's (%) Growth of Metric Tons (%)
1998 15,556,255 128,363,847      
1999 16,563,789 135,903,002      
2000 17,937,670 144,825,512      
2001 18,116,582 144,573,085 1998-2001 5.2 4.0
2002 19,729,422 144,573,085      
2003 21,288,545 154,266,192 2001-2003 8.4 3.3
      1998-2003 6.5 3.7

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Containerized Statistics, on the web: http://www.marad.dot.gov/MARAD_statistics/index.html.

Note: Container capacity is measured in twenty-foot equvalent units (TEU or teu). That is equal to one standard 20 ft. (length) x 8 ft. (width) x 8'6'' ft.(height) container.