America’s Freight Transportation Gateways

America’s freight transportation gateways—seaports, airports, and land border crossings—are vital for U.S. economic growth and international competitiveness. They are the entry and exit points for merchandise trade between the United States and countries around the world. The gateways and the accompanying shipping, railroad, highway, and aviation systems link the U.S. population, economic sectors, and businesses to the global marketplace. Each year, U.S. businesses, farms, manufacturers, and households depend on these transportation facilities to move large quantities of goods. This report is an update of a report released in 2004 by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. This current report is a data profi le of the nation’s leading international freight transportation gateways in 2008 and presents summary trend data from 1990. It is a collection of information that highlights the top 25 freight gateways, providing the most recent annual information on the movement of goods through these seaports, airports, and land border crossings.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89p

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  • Accession Number: 01150722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2010 2:42PM