BTS Releases 2001 Statistics

Monday, September 23, 2002
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics released National Transportation Statistics 2001. The report notes that there are 8,379 U.S. self-propelled vessels (of which 454 are oceangoing vessels of 1,000 gross tons or more). There are 33, 387 U.S. non-self-propelled vessels and 12,738,271 recreational vessels. U.S. vessels comprise approximately 2 percent of the world's international fleet. While a large number of U.S. commercial vessels are over 25 years of age, a growing number are in the 'under 5' group, indicating that new construction is continuing apace. The top seaports in tonnage for 2000 were South Louisiana, Houston, New York/New Jersey, New Orleans, and Corpus Christi. Based on value of the cargo, the top seaports were Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York/New Jersey, Houston, and Seattle.
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