Friday, January 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: Annual Report to Congress 2017. This report is the second edition of the annual report from the BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program established by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015. The goal of the program is “to provide nationally consistent measures of performance” of the nation’s largest ports, and to report annually to Congress on port capacity and throughput. This annual report presents data and statistics on capacity and throughput at the top 25 ports by tonnage, 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU), and dry bulk tonnage; nationally consistent port performance metrics; and looks ahead at improving this statistics program. The report also includes detailed information on U.S. maritime ports and discussions of throughput and capacity measures to provide a more complete picture of port activity and to place the statistics in context. The complete report or individual sections may be downloaded directly from the BTS website. This publication can also be obtained by ordering online, by contacting BTS by phone at 202-366-DATA or by e-mail at email@example.com. Media contact: Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568, firstname.lastname@example.org.