The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has released its new Public Port Finance Survey â€“ FYs 2004 & 2005. This report is the only one of its kind in the port industry that covers U.S. and Canadian ports. It is used by port authorities, federal and state policy makers, industry associations, and other entities interested in the marine transportation industry.
The Public Port Finance Survey â€“ FYs 2004 & 2005 contains financial data on maritime activities at ports, including the income statement, balance sheet, outstanding bonds, debt service, sales offices, and cargo tonnage. Two additional sections cover (1) data on contributions, donations, and grants received in fiscal years 2004 and 2005, and (2) ratio analyses.
This report is the result of a cooperative effort between the Maritime Administration and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). It was prepared by the Maritime Administrationâ€™s Office of Intermodal System Development, using financial information furnished by AAPA. Compiled for 27 years â€“ first by AAPA or a member port and now, for the eighth year, by MARAD â€“ the survey data were obtained by AAPA from its U.S. and Canadian corporate membership. The U.S. members, public port agencies, represent virtually all the major U.S. deep-draft coastal and Great Lakes ports.