RELIABILITY OF COMMODITY FREIGHT PROJECTIONS FOR INLAND WATERWAY PORTS

Feasibility studies recommending construction of ports, terminals, or industrial complexes along U.S. inland waterways rely heavily on projections of commodity freight. Tabulated results of projections versus realized results obtained from 12 ports on the inland waterways navigation system indicate that projections of commodity freight made in connection with port development have almost always been too low. Reliable projections of freight by commodity classification are essential in physical port planning, and projections of the amount of freight can be helpful when they indicate a median projection and a stated wide variation above and below that median.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 5-8
  • Monograph Title: Systems analysis and planning of inland waterway transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026628
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM