TABLE 21 Average Capacity of Vessels Calling at U.S. Ports: 1998-2001

TABLE 21 Average Capacity of Vessels Calling at U.S. Ports: 1998-2001

(Deadweight tons)

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  1998 1999 2000 2001
Tanker 78,534 78,027 78,782 79,004
Dry bulk 40,930 41,211 41,031 41,072
Containership 35,671 36,580 37,814 38,922
Ro-Ro 19,848 18,734 18,402 19,104
Chemical tankers 27,303 27,499 27,750 27,544
Gas carriers 30,435 30,973 31,339 33,898
Other 29,364 32,151 33,790 33,895
Total 44,519 44,951 45,467 46,238

KEY: Ro-Ro = Roll-On, Roll-Off vessels, which are especially designed to carry wheeled containers trailers or other wheeled cargo, use the roll-on/roll-off method for loading and unloading.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculation based on U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables H-6 and H-8.