National waterways study: overview of the transportation industry
Victor Churchward, Edwin Isely, A. T. Kearney, Inc, U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources
Water Resources Support Center, Institute for Water Resources, Corps of Engineers, 1981 - Transportation - 248 pages
This NWS report, Overview of the Transportation Industry, is a review of the transportation carriers and ports and terminal industries. A profile of the transportation industry is presented, in addition to a review of the outlook, problems and impacts that other surface modes are likely to have on the waterways industry. This report focuses on specific issues of the waterway transportation industry as well as key issues related to rail, truck, and pipeline transportation. The primary purposes of this report are to provide the transportation perspective to issues and factors which affect the commodity flow analysis; provide a current understanding of transportation operations and equipment utilization; and provide insight and understanding of transportation issues for the scenario development and evaluation of alternative strategies for managing the waterway system. (Author).
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average backhaul barges bulk commodities capacity capital cargo handling cars Class I Railroads coal slurry Coast commerce common carrier competition constraint containerization conveyor cost covered hopper deregulation domestic ocean trade Domestic Water dredging dry bulk efficiency environmental equipment exempt facilities federal fleet for-hire foreign trade foreign trade zone freight fronthaul fuel grain Gulf Gulf Intracoastal Waterway harbor haul hopper car horsepower impact improvements increased inland ports Inland River inland waterway intermodal Interstate Commerce Commission investment Lakes limited linehaul loading major markets Miles million Mississippi move movements operations percent petroleum ports and terminals rail railcars railroads regulatory requirements restrictions result revenue right-of-way ship shipments shippers shown in Table significant slurry pipelines SOURCE surface modes tion ton-miles tonnage Tons Total towboats trade areas traffic transportation industry trend truck United unloading users utilization vessels water carriers water transportation waterborne waterway system