Preserving Vital Great Lakes Infrastructure: Assessment of Asset Management Activities in Great Lakes Ports

Ports are a critical part of the freight transportation system. Port infrastructure includes the channels, wharfs, berthing areas, warehouses, cranes and cargo handling equipment, storage yards, on-site roads and rail lines/spurs, administrative buildings, and security structures. Like other infrastructure systems in the nation, ports are showing need for redevelopment, restorative maintenance, and expansion. The growth in certain markets (grain exports and wind energy imports) have demanded improved infrastructure and services. This project will explore the current state of the practice with respect to asset management principles at Great Lakes Ports through both port operators and carrier perspectives, and provide training for Great Lakes ports officials on best management practices.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 05-14

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Wisconsin Transportation Center
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Adams, Teresa

  • Start Date: 20110901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33108

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466483
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 05-14
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:18PM