North American Marine Highways
Transportation Research Board, 2010 - Greenhouse gas mitigation - 99 pages
"This report presents an evaluation of the potential for moving intermodal containers on chassis, non-containerized trailers, or rail cars on marine highways in North America. The report is especially valuable for its assessment of the conditions for feasibility; its analysis of the economic, technical, regulatory, and logistical barriers inhibiting greater use of the marine highway system; and proposed solutions for barrier elimination. This report will enable public and private stakeholders to better understand the underlying reasons for the current underutilization of the marine highway system. This marine highway system (often referred to as short sea shipping) includes navigable rivers, lakes, canals, seaways, and coastal waterways. Currently, less than 4% of the Nation's domestic freight moves by water."--pub. desc.
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APPENDIX E Marine Highways Legislation with Committee Referrals
APPENDIX H Acronyms
Actions Obstacles Addressed Administration alternative Amends the Internal areas Available barge cabotage Canadian capacity capital coastal shipping commercial cargo competitive congestion container ships containerized corridors cosponsors cost customs Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry development of NAMH domestic economic federal ferry financing freight transportation funding handling Harbor Maintenance Tax industry inland intermodal Internal Revenue Code interviewees issues Jones Act July June 30 Lakes Saint Lawrence Lawrence Seaway System legislative Lo/Lo loaded Marco Polo marine highway operations marine transportation Maritime modal modes NAMH operations NAMH service National ocean carriers planning Potential Actions Obstacles projects rail reduce region requirements Ro/Ro vessel routes Saint Lawrence Seaway shipbuilding shipments shippers shipyard Short Sea Shipping short sea transportation SmartWay speed start-up Subcommittee terminal Title XI trade traffic trailers Transport Canada Transportation Research truck truckers U.S. ports United unloaded ventures waterfront West Coast