Marine Highway Transport of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) Materials

The objective of the research is to examine the benefits of transporting a larger share of chlorine and anhydrous ammonia shipments via the marine highway system than is currently transported. For purposes of this study, the marine highway marketplace will be limited to U.S. domestic shipments. This includes inland waterway shipments and coastwise shipments. In order to accomplish the overall research objective, the research team will conduct the following tasks: Task 1: Literature review; Task 2: Determine Current Volume of Shipments by Mode; Task 3: Interview Shippers and Carriers; Task 4: Review International Experiences; Task 5: Define the Regulatory and Security Environment; Task 6: Define Vessel Requirements; Task 7: Define the Economic Environment; Task 8: Define the Obstacles; Task 9: Define and Analyze Externalities; and Task 10: Submit Final Report


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17(001)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kruse, James

  • Start Date: 20110112
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38740

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01548236
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17(001)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2014 1:00AM