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Containership Calls at U.S. Ports, 2001-2005

Containership Calls at U.S. Ports, 2001-2005

From 2001 to 2005, containerships calling at U.S. ports increased 9%, TEUs/calls increased by 18.6%, and million TEUs increased by 29.2%.

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Year Calls TEUs*/Calls TEUs (million)
2001 17,076 2,801 48
2002 17,138 3,020 52
2003 17,287 3,144 54
2004 18,279 3,241 59
2005 18,542 3,321 62

*20-foot equivalent (TEU): A nominal unit of measure equivalent to a 20' by 8' by 8' shipping container.

Source: U.S. DOT/Maritime Administration