Port Performance Freight Statistics Annual Report released
Recently, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the U.S. federal statistical community, has released its Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: Annual Report to Congress 2016. This report is BTS’s first edition of the annual report on the Port Performance Freight Statistics Program (PPFSP). The goal of the PPFSP is “to provide nationally consistent measures of performance” of the largest ports in the U.S. and to report annually to Congress on port capacity and throughput.
The report presents data and statistics on capacity and throughput at the top 25 U.S. ports by tonnage, 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) and dry bulk tonnage. Furthermore, it includes nationally consistent port performance metrics and it looks ahead at improving the statistics program. The report also provides detailed information on U.S. maritime ports and discussions of throughput and capacity concepts to present a more complete picture of port activity and to place the statistics in context.
(Picture: Port of Houston (U.S.))