Synthesis of Short Sea Shipping in North America

<div><font size="3">The coastal waterways in North America could offer an alternative mode to move containers off the increasingly congested highway and rail transportation networks. Short sea shipping has been cited as more environmentally friendly, safer, and more energy efficient than other surface modes, and appears to be working well in Europe. However, in the United States it is regulated by the Jones Act, which limits foreign sea vessels to one stop at a port. </font><font size="3">The objective of this synthesis is to examine and summarize the recent studies such as, <em>The Public Benefits of the Short Sea Intermodal System, Short Sea and Coastal Shipping Options Study, </em>and <em>Four Corridor Case Studies of Short Sea Shipping Services</em>, as well as the international literature, and discuss the benefits and barriers to integrating short sea shipping into the U.S. intermodal freight transportation system. </font></div>


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15558

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  • Accession Number: 01460064
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:18PM