Table 3: Value and Tonnage of U.S. Waterborne Shipments: 2007

Table 3: Value and Tonnage of U.S. Waterborne Shipments: 2007

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Waterborne transportation mode Value
(million $)
Percent of total Tons
(thousands)
Percent of total
Waterway total1 106,905 100 423,282 100
Shallow draft 95,421 89 381,566 90
Great Lakes 705 1 13,261 3
Deep draft 10,779 10 28,455 7

1 Waterborne shipments are single-mode shipments not transported by any other mode. There are three basic types of vessels shown in the Commodity Flow Survey: shallow draft vessels that ply the Mississippi River, deep draft vessels that move mostly along the coasts, and a separate category of Great Lakes vessels.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2007 Commodity Flow Survey, preliminary data table 1, December 2008.