Economic Impact Analysis of Artificial Draft Restriction on the Lower Mississippi River Port Complex

The purpose of this research project is to conduct a comprehensive economic impact analysis to assess the effects of artificial draft restrictions on the Lower Mississippi River Port Complex. Artificial draft restrictions involve intentional depth limitations imposed on vessels for navigational safety or environmental reasons. Understanding the economic implications of such restrictions is crucial for stakeholders, including port authorities, shipping companies, and policymakers, to make informed decisions about infrastructure investments and operational policies.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $185210
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Orleans

      Department of Planning and Urban Studies
      New Orleans, LA  United States  70148
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stich, Bethany

    • Start Date: 20231015
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250214
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01910884
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348331
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 5 2024 7:20PM