Table 1-11 Major Commodities Shipped on Inland Waterways, 2000a
Major Commodities Shipped on Inland Waterways, 2000a
|Billions ton-miles||Million metric tons||Average haul-miles|
|Coal and coke||55.3||168.6||327|
|Primary manufactured goods||27.8||31.5||883|
aIncludes intraport shipments.
SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, calendar year 2000, Part 5, Summaries (Fort Belvoir, VA: February 2001)
- Petroleum and coal accounted for 53 percent of tonnage moved on inland waterways.
- Farm products accounted for only 12 percent of tonnage, but 30 percent of the ton-miles.