FREIGHT TRANSPORT ON THE MISSISSIPPI: AN ANALYSIS OF TIME SERIES DATA

All segments of Mississippi River freight demand have significantly outpaced the real GNP growth rate of 3.7 percent during the period 1959-1974. The growth differential of Mississippi water transport vis-a-vis the economy lends credence to the hypothesis that inroads have been made into the domain of other transport modes. While it is likely that part of this growth has come at the expense of the rail sector, the information is too aggregative to provide any meaningful insights into the commodity sectors propelling Mississippi tonnage growth. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the historical determinants which generate the derived demand for logistics services on the Mississippi River system, and to develop disaggregated projections of future freight tonnage on the Mississippi which can be used to shed some light on current policy issues in the water transport sector.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Systems analysis and planning of inland waterway transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00148412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026628
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM