TABLE A-12 Average Capacity of Vessels Calling at U.S. Ports by Type: 1998-2005

TABLE A-12 Average Capacity of Vessels Calling at U.S. Ports by Type: 1998-2005

Deadweight tons (DWT) per call

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  Combination Tanker Dry bulk Container Roll-on, roll-off vessels Gas carriers General cargo All vessels
1998 82,895 68,670 41,740 36,243 19,898 29,954 21,409 45,289
1999 88,433 67,723 41,833 36,586 18,662 31,402 22,331 45,117
2000 89,462 67,551 41,694 37,784 18,456 31,397 22,857 45,646
2001 87,873 69,313 42,142 39,656 20,445 33,438 23,416 47,034
2002 84,459 69,412 42,876 42,158 20,376 32,099 23,496 47,625
2003 84,016 72,387 42,685 43,168 20,270 37,818 23,655 49,557
2004 84,699 70,690 42,972 43,610 20,190 39,145 24,542 49,125
2005 87,151 72,056 43,276 44,593 19,838 41,411 25,101 50,083

NOTES: Calls are by oceangoing vessels of 10,000 dwt or greater at U.S. ports, excluding Great Lakes ports. 1998 is the first year for which data are available. Beginning in 2002, chemical tanker data are no longer reported separately and are, instead, included in tanker data; historical data were adjusted for consistency. Combination includes ore/bulk/oil carriers, and bulk/oil carriers. Gas carriers includes liquefied natural gas carriers (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, and LNG/LPG carriers. General cargo includes general cargo carriers, partial containerships, refrigerated ships, barge carriers, and livestock carriers. Roll-on, roll-off vessels are especially designed to carry wheeled container trailers or other wheeled cargo and use the roll-on, roll-off method for loading and unloading.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, Vessel Calls at U.S. Ports (annual releases), table S-1, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/marad_statistics/ as of June 2006.