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USA: Number of 20-foot containers passing through the ports: For that indicator, Containerisation International provides data for the USA from 2000 to 2017. The average value for the USA during that period was 40473301.22 containers with a minumum of 27307576 containers in 2001 and a maximum of 51425464 containers in 2017. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Port container traffic measures the flow of containers from land to sea transport modes., and vice versa, in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a standard-size container. Data refer to coastal shipping as well as international journeys. Transshipment traffic is counted as two lifts at the intermediate port (once to off-load and again as an outbound lift) and includes empty units.