ECONOMIC POLICY OF WATERWAY TRANSPORTATION

Four advantages that water transportation possesses are discussed: (a) the extremely efficient use of energy per ton-mile (metric-ton-kilometer) of freight moved by water, (b) the ability of water transportation to control operating costs through technological advances in power and design to the extent that the average water transportation rates of today for bulk cargoes are lower than the ceiling rates of World War II, (c) the expanded capacity of water transportation that means low capital costs, and (d) the increased service that water transportation can provide without physical constraints.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 6-10
  • Monograph Title: INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORTATION
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024501
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM