THE GREAT LAKES CONTAINER DILEMMA

It is indicated that ports on the Great Lakes face an immediate dilemma. Unless a coordinated investment program in container facilities is undertaken to retain the hinterland's general cargo traffic, significant diversions of container traffic will occur. In the short run Lake ports should more effectively utilize the existing Seaway system and its facilities to halt the flow of diverted traffic. In the long run, regional load centers - one on Lake Michigan and the other on Lake Erie - equipped with the most modern container facilities may be required to prevent Lake ports from losing their general cargo traffic and financial stability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Transportation Research Forum, New Orleans, La., 22 Oct 70. Originally published in Transportation Research Forum Papers/1970, pp 327-336, 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Center for Great Lakes Studies
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53201
  • Authors:
    • Schenker, E
    • Bunamo, M
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WIS-SG-71-304
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM