TABLE 2-4-13 - U.S. Foreign Waterborne Freight: January 2007-June 2008

TABLE 2-4-13 - U.S. Foreign Waterborne Freight: January 2007-June 2008

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  Metric tons (thousands)
January 2007 113,601
February 2007 98,219
March 2007 113,051
April 2007 112,550
May 2007 120,493
June 2007 114,422
July 2007 116,822
August 2007 122,559
September 2007 113,863
October 2007 120,019
November 2007 117,414
December 2007 113,686
January 2008 116,958
February 2008 110,072
March 2008 111,066
April 2008 115,603
May 2008 116,779
June 2008 118,578

NOTES: Import and export tonnage helps identify the volume of cargo flowing through U.S. ports and the resulting vessel traffic on U.S. coastal waters. It also helps identify needs for intermodal truck and rail traffic. Most U.S. coastal ports handle both foreign and domestic cargoes.

A metric ton is equal to 2,204.6 pounds.

SOURCES: April 1998-December 2005: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics Data, September 2006. January 2006-present: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, available at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/index.html as of August 2008.