Maritime Sector Moved Largest Percentage of International Trade in 2001

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics new publication, entitled U.S. International Trade and Freight Transportation Trends, more than 10 percent of the 16 billion tons of freight moved on the U.S. transportation system is international freight. The largest percentage of U.S. international trade (78% by tonnage and 38% by value) moved in the maritime sector in 2001.

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