Port Utilization Measurement of Mississippi’s Intermodal Ports

This project focused on enhancing the transportation efficiency within Mississippi’s intermodal transportation industry. This was accomplished by developing a port assessment tool that identified current methods and data used at each port in Mississippi to record its operating statistics. The assessment tool was tested on two ports in order to gauge its adequacy in measuring port capacity and utilization of operation. Port participants were asked a series of quantitative questions dealing with port activities and current measures being used. The ultimate goal was to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness through greater efficiency across transportation modes. The project targeted over $25,000 in tangible economic impact annually, which will fully return the federal award. The need for a set of common measures for port activities was recognized during a previous Mississippi State University project funded by the Mississippi Economic Council. Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) concurred with the need, but was unable to undertake the project at that time. This project determined what reporting is done currently, what information is being reported (or gathered), and what information is deemed most needed by the ports and MDOT in its role as overseer of the Mississippi ports. The project resulted in a reporting tool that may be utilized at all of Mississippi’s intermodal sites in future projects. Mississippi State University (CAVS – Extension) personnel conducted this research.


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  • Accession Number: 01604937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCITEC Project No. 2016-06
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2016 10:25AM