The Impact of Short Sea Shipping on Logistics in Rhode Island

This study will examine the potential benefits of using ocean shipping between ports located on the east coast of the United States (i.e. short-sea shipping) and ports located in Rhode Island as a mechanism to reduce the highway congestion, energy usage, and the environmental impact associated with the delivery and shipment of goods to and from Rhode Island’s inland customers. This study will examine the environmental benefits of short-sea shipping, the savings from reduced highway congestion and reduced usage of deteriorating facilities such as highways and bridges, and effects on the delivery times of goods entering and leaving Rhode Island.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $104302.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Rhode Island Transportation Center

      University of Rhode Island
      75 Lower College Road
      Kingston, RI  United States  02881
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chen, Yuwen

    • Start Date: 20110701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28690

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463436
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Rhode Island Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 0003025
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:23PM