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2022 Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: Supply-Chain Feature

Monday, January 24, 2022

2022 Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: Supply-Chain Feature, a congressionally-mandated report on capacity and throughput at the top U.S. maritime ports, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). As part of its Port Performance Freight Statistics Program, BTS publishes continuously updated tables and reports a snapshot to Congress each January.

Reporting by the BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program presents nationally consistent capacity and throughput measures for the top 25 ports by tonnage, 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU), or dry bulk tonnage. Additionally, BTS reporting this year includes sections on 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic-related supply chain disruptions and on the 2020 hurricane season.

Waterborne vessels handled over $1.5 trillion in U.S.-international freight in 2020, more than 40% of total U.S.-international freight value. Also in 2020, waterborne vessels carried nearly 1.5 billion tons of U.S.-international freight, 70% of total trade weight.

In addition to the Annual Report, BTS maintains a set of interactive online Port Profiles of the top 50 U.S. ports featuring a wide range of port measures, such as vessel calls by type, vessel dwell times, top commodities, and updates specific to each port.

 

Top 25 U.S. Ports by TEUs: 2020

Learn more about the BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program at https://www.bts.gov/ports.

Media contact: Todd Solomon, todd.solomon@dot.gov.