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Port Performance Freight Statistics Annual Report

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Port Performance Freight Statistics in 2018, Annual Report to Congress 2019, a congressionally-mandated report, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). This edition is the fourth annual report from the BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015.

This annual report presents nationally-consistent port capacity and throughput measures for the top 25 ports by tonnage, 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU), and dry bulk tonnage. Additionally, BTS has released a complete set of interactive online Port Profiles that provide port characteristics, such as vessel calls by type; vessel dwell times; contextual information; and updates specific to each port.

Port Performance Freight Statistics in 2018, Annual Report to Congress 2019 is a report of the BTS Director to the President and Congress. The complete report may be downloaded directly from the BTS website. This publication can also be obtained by ordering online or by email.

Media contact: Dave Smallen,