Table 1 - Cargo-Carrying U.S.-Flag Fleet by Area of Operation: January 2000-June 2000

Table 1 - Cargo-Carrying U.S.-Flag Fleet by Area of Operation: January 2000-June 2000

(Thousands of metric tons)

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Area of operation Liquid carriers Dry bulk carriers Containerships Other freighters1 Total fleet
Number Tons Number Tons Number Tons Number Tons Number Tons
Foreign trade 79 2,457 235 2,124 61 2,368 46 1,072 421 8,021
Self-propelled 31 1,952 10 477 61 2,368 45 1,052 147 5,849
> 1,000 gross tons 31 1,952 10 477 61 2,368 45 1,052 147 5,849
< 1,000 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nonself-propelled2 48 505 225 1,647 0 0 1 20 274 2,172
> 1,000 gross tons 42 498 145 1,419 0 0 1 20 188 1,937
< 1,000 gross tons 6 7 80 228 0 0 0 0 86 235
Domestic trade 3,437 16,393 21,435 37,186 50 757 3,920 4,621 28,842 58,957
Coastal (including noncontiguous) 599 9,779 448 1,596 50 757 1,435 1,658 2,532 13,790
Self-propelled 102 6,075 1 33 24 596 66 162 193 6,866
> 1,000 gross tons 84 6,063 1 33 24 596 10 143 119 6,835
< 1,000 gross tons 18 12 0 0 0 0 56 19 74 31
Nonself-propelled2 497 3,704 447 1,563 26 161 1,369 1,496 2,339 6,924
> 1,000 gross tons 410 3,603 158 1,152 26 161 149 818 743 5,734
< 1,000 gross tons 87 101 289 411 0 0 1,220 678 1,596 1,190
Internal waterways 2,819 6,522 20,912 33,511 0 0 2,397 2,800 26,128 42,833
Self-propelled 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 18 26 18
> 1,000 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
< 1,000 gross tons 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 18 26 18
Nonself-propelled 2,819 6,522 20,912 33,511 0 0 2,371 2,782 26,102 42,815
> 1,000 gross tons 1,263 4,129 215 599 0 0 72 254 1,550 4,982
< 1,000 gross tons 1,556 2,393 20,697 32,912 0 0 2,299 2,528 24,552 37,833
Great Lakes 19 92 75 2,079 0 0 88 163 182 2,334
Self-propelled 4 20 53 1,873 0 0 4 21 61 1,914
> 1,000 gross tons 2 19 50 1,871 0 0 1 21 53 1,911
< 1,000 gross tons 2 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 8 3
Nonself-propelled 15 72 22 206 0 0 84 142 121 420
> 1,000 gross tons 14 70 7 186 0 0 4 26 25 282
< 1,000 gross tons 1 2 15 20 0 0 80 116 96 138
Total, commercial fleet3 3,516 18,850 21,670 39,310 111 3,125 3,966 5,693 29,263 66,978
National Defense Reserve Fleet4 28 884 0 0 5 86 143 2,423 176 3,393
Ready Reserve Force 9 268 0 0 3 50 77 1,539 89 1,857
Other reserve 19 616 0 0 2 36 66 884 87 1,536
Other government 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 237 7 237
Sealift vessels 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 237 7 237
GRAND TOTAL 3,544 19,734 21,670 39,310 116 3,211 4,116 8,353 29,446 70,608

1 Includes general cargo, roll on-roll off, multipurpose, lighter aboard ship (LASH) vessels, and deck barges. Excludes offshore supply vessels.

2 Integrated tug barges of 1,000 gross registered tons (grt) and greater are contained in nonself-propelled categories as follows: foreign trade-2 liquid (78,300 tons), 2 dry bulk (48,100 tons), 1 other freighter (20,000); domestic coastal-9 liquid (371,155 tons), 1 dry bulk (21,500 tons); Great Lakes-2 liquid (18,955), 7 dry bulk (192,700); translakes-1 dry bulk (5,400).

3 Excludes one passenger vessel of 7,250 deadweight tons (dwt) operated in noncontiguous domestic trade.

4 Self-propelled vessels > 1,000 grt; excludes 10 passenger vessels of 91,701 dwt.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis; adapted from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Customs Service data, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/PDF/Jan-Jun-00%20U.S.%20Cargo-Carrying%20Fleet.pdf, as of Oct. 25, 2001.