CONTAINER TRAFFIC VOLUME

CONTAINER TRAFFIC VOLUME

U.S. International Waterborne Container Trade in Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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U.S. International Waterborne Container Trade in Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

International waterborne container traffic, measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), helps identify container traffic trends affecting ports and related intermodal freight demand.

The majority of container traffic involves manufactured goods.

The top 10 U.S. container ports handle 83 percent of U.S. container traffic.

U.S. International Container Traffic Q1 01 Q1 02
Total Waterborne TEUs (thousands) 4,294  2,917
Percent change from same quarter previous year  2.75 -32.07

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value for the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS) data.