Presentation on theme: "WCSC Mission U.S. Army Corps of Engineers"— Presentation transcript:
1 WCSC MissionU.S. Army Corpsof EngineersTo collect and supply navigation data and information for U.S. channels, ports, and waterways.Foreign and DomesticCommodity and Vessel Movements
2 WCSC Data Flow Data Processing Source Output Editing Enforcement RoutingInformationU.S. Army Corpsof EngineersSourceCarrierOutputQueryCDDiscWebHardcopyInputCodingKeyingAutomation
3 WCSC Penalties 33 CFR PART 207 (1986 R&H ACT) U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers33 CFR PART 207 (1986 R&H ACT)Maximum Penalty for Failure to Report:$2500 Civil Penalty per Violation2 Months Imprisonment$5000 Criminal Penalty per OffenseRefusal of Lockage
4 How is the Data Collected? U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersEng Form 3925Eng Form 3925bEng Form 3925pEng Form 3925cComputer PrintoutsElectronic
5 Data Collected from Vessel Operating CompaniesU.S. Army Corpsof EngineersVessel - Vessel Type - Commodity - TonnageAlternate Routes - Vessel OperatorOrigin: Destination:Port PortDock DockDate Departed/Loaded Date Arrived/OffloadedDraft Draft
6 RoutingU.S. Army Corpsof EngineersThe computer can automatically create a route if the necessary alternates are thereAlvin Lawson will explain routing.Most unique aspect of TOWS.
8 WCSC Detail Record Vessel Operating Company ID Vessel ID and Type U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersVessel Operating Company IDVessel ID and TypeOriginTonsDestinationTripsDraftLinks TraversedCommodityMiles From OriginTrafficto Destination
9 Measures system-wide performance Trip Ton-milesU.S. Army Corpsof EngineersMeasures system-wide performanceBased on moves that touch a waterway or a portSum of tons times total trip-miles(Ton-miles = sum of tons times trip-miles on a particular waterway)
10 WCSC Geographic Aggregation U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersNationalWaterwayWaterway SegmentsStatePortPoint
11 U.S. Domestic Waterborne Container Data U.S. Army Corps of EngineersBeginning with calendar year 2002 data yearCorps collects data from the U.S. vessel operating companies by vesselContainer sizeNumber of containersEmpty or not emptyOrigin (load facility)Destination (off-load facility)The Corps is the source for the U.S. domestic container data.Reporting began with the calendar year 2002 data. U.S. vessel operators are required to submit monthly container data on the new Corps Engineering Form 3925C.This Form captures the container size, how many, origin/destination and full or empty by vessel. Emphasize first year – only 95% complete on collection. We have since identified several companies that will be added to the container collection.
12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Container PanelWe’ve added a new container panel to our U.S. Waterway System – Transportation FACTS card. Provide copies
13 Other WCSC Available Data U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersDock FileFacilities, Waterways, Mile Points, Ports, Docks, States, Links (Latitude/Longitude)Vessel FileVessel Characteristics, Reporting Company, Coast Guard NumberVessel Operator FileName, AddressPort / Waterway FileName, Depth
14 Inventory of Ferries Annual Survey of Ferry Operating Companies U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersAnnual Survey of Ferry Operating CompaniesIncluded in WCSC’s Annual Vessel SurveyLimited to Ferries moving passengers from one location to anotherQuarterly trip, passengers, and vehicle totals collected annually
15 Major Historical Products U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersWaterborne Commerce of the U. S. Parts 1-5Archive back to 1915Waterborne Transportation Lines of the U. S.Archive copies back to 1940Summary of U. S. Flag VesselsHistorical copies back to 1949
16 Other WCSC Products Manuscript Data File (Electronic WCUS) U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersManuscript Data File (Electronic WCUS)Selected Ports of the U. S.Public Domain DatabasesRegion to RegionState to StateEstimated Waterborne CommerceNational TotalsMajor Inland WaterwaysWaterborne Tonnage by States
17 Hazardous Commodity Cross-Reference U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersMapping of WCSC Commodity Codes to:USDOT North American Emergency Response Guide (NAERG) Hazard Identification CodesUSCG Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS) CodesChemical Abstract Service Registry Numbers (CAS)
18 WCSC Customers Corps Headquarters, Divisions, Districts, Labs U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersCorps Headquarters, Divisions, Districts, LabsOther Federal AgenciesState and Local GovernmentsTrade AssociationsNavigation IndustryConsultantsAcademia
19 Data Confidentiality Protection of Trade Secrets U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersProtection of Trade SecretsTitle 18, U. S. Code, Chapter 93, Section 1905“Whoever … discloses … information which concerns … operations … (or) confidential statistical data … of any person, firm, corporation or association … shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year or both, and shall be removed from office of employment.”
20 WCSC Quality Control Dock Receipts Lock and Canal Reports Port Reports U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersDock ReceiptsLock and Canal ReportsPort ReportsVessel Sales and Lease/CharterU.S. Coast Guard FilesTrade Journals and Magazines
21 Web Site Address www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersInstitute for Water ResourcesNavigation Data CenterWaterborne Commerce Statistics CenterNavigation and Systems DivisionThe complete QA/QC analysis will be available on our Web site next month at iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc under Foreign Waterborne TransportationUsing mostly CY1998 data, each QA containsa report page describing the data check, the procedure, summarized results and conclusions;a query page or method used to generate the results;and a spreadsheet containing the results of the test.
22 Points of Contact Susan Hassett Foreign Program Manager U.S. Army Corpsof EngineersSusan HassettForeign Program ManagerPhone:Jay WierimanDomestic Program ManagerPhone:
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