Tennessee

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Tennessee handles more than $9.3 billion worth of freight each year along 765 miles of inland waterways. Almost 49 million tons of commodities move to, from, and within the state. Tennessee docks ship and receive commodities by barge to and from 17 states, driving economic growth across the region.

Tennessee 2005 Commodities Moved To, from and within the State

(values in millions of dollars)

Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value
Coal 0 18,002,497 0 18,002,497 $688
Petroleum 1,750,079 4,382,739 1,381,220 7,514,038 $1,258
Aggregates 542,730 6,382,150 2,634,044 9,558,924 $438
Grain 2,170,810 1,096,621 66,218 3,333,649 $539
Chemicals 232,489 1,331,304 55,893 1,619,686 $684
Ores/Minerals 11,800 1,217,804 24,651 1,254,255 $155
Iron/Steel 842,923 2,945,012 79,606 3,867,541 $3,366
Other 519,426 3,031,949 38,615 3,589,990 $2,142
TOTAL 6,070,257 38,390,076 4,280,247 48,740,580 $9,270

** Insufficient barge operators to release this tonnage – included in “Other Commodities”

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Shipments on Ohio River Basin Waterways Only

Tennessee 2005 Commodities Shipped by Barge to and from Other States

(values in millions of dollars)

Shipments To Tons Value Top Commodity Shipments From Tons Value Top Commodity
Louisiana 2, 616 $864 Grain Kentucky 17,040 $1,018 Coal
Kentucky 954 $339 Petroleum Illinois 8,219 $855 Coal
Arkansas 507 $299 Aggregates Louisiana 6,432 $1,921 Petroleum
Illinois 482 $284 Petroleum Missouri 2,796 $231 Aggregates
Indiana 342 $72 petroleum Texas 631 $101 Petroleum

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Shipments on Ohio River Basin Waterways Only