Barge transportation in the inland waterways is far lower in cost, uses less energy to transport freight than any overland mode and has shown a remarkable ability to improve its productivity over the past 10 years. As a result, inland barge rates have remained stable despite increasing costs and the effects of inflation. Prospects for improved productivity in the future are good. Problems include new theories for evaluating navigation projects and rail-water competitive issues. Resolution of these issues is likely within the framework of traditional policies as to water resource development and within the framework of generally accepted competition policy for the non-transport segment of the economy.

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  • Pagination: p. 401-408

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  • Accession Number: 00052025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Marine Technology Society
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM