ESTIMATING BARGE TRANSPORT COSTS FOR GRAIN AND FERTILIZER

Actual negotiated shipping charges are not systematically collected and published. Individual shippers and barge lines are reluctant to reveal what they feel is proprietary information. As a result, decision makers, public and private, have no firm basis for projecting cost of barge transportation services. The purpose of this report is to gather into one source the available, relevant information on costs of barge movemetn of grain on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Legislation affecting cost of service is reviewed. Rate setting procedures used by the barge industry are examined. The main body of the report is devoted to a discussion of the methodologies various researchers have used in attempting to synthesize barge cost of service, and to a presentation of their results. The report should be a useful reference for researchers analyzing various economic issues dealing with inland water transportation. It should also serve to pinpoint areas requiring further research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Columbia, MO  USA  65201
  • Authors:
    • Moser, D E
    • Woolverton, M W
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Bulletin 1029
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM