Freight Optimization and Development in Missouri: Ports and Waterways Module

Missouri’s ports and waterways have proven to be important to the region’s economic growth and significant to the state’s role in transporting waterborne freight. The ultimate objectives of this analysis are to provide an inventory of Missouri’s public and private port operations and public port needs; discuss baseline commodity flow data for Missouri’s waterways; explore regional, national and global trends that Missouri may capture to increase the state’s role in freight movements; develop strategies that the state could adopt to accelerate or facilitate freight and logistics development in the state; and create a Waterways Prioritization Process that will assist the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in making justifiable investment decisions that meet the needs of not only Missouri’s ports, but the state itself. Missouri’s centralized location and access to multimodal connections places the state in a prime position to strengthen its role as a national freight center. With opportunities such as the expanding container-on-barge and biofuel industries, in addition to other trends discussed in the analysis, Missouri’s ports have the ability to promote trade and growth on its waterways.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01091434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTC R210, 00018843
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2008 12:08PM