U.S. WATERBORNE FOREIGN TRADE UP 6% IN FIRST HALF
U.S. waterborne foreign trade increased 6 percent during the first six months of this year, according to figures released by the U.S. Maritime Administration and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers.
Improvement was seen in both imports and exports, the two government agencies said.
Liner imports for the period was $163.6 billion, while the value of liner exports was $67.4 billion.
Tanker imports were valued at $51.6 billion and exports were valued at $7.5 billion.
Tramp value imports stood at $42.4 billion, while the value of tramp exports registered $20.4 billion.