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The National Academies

NCFRP 17(001) [Final]

Marine Highway Transport of Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) Materials

  Project Data
Funds: $200,000
Research Agency: Texas Transportation Institute
Principal Investigator: James Kruse
Effective Date: 1/12/2011
Completion Date: 3/31/2012
Comments: Published as NCFRP Report 18.

The objective of the research is to examine the benefits of transporting a larger share of chlorine and anhydrous ammonia shipments via the marine highway system than is currently transported.  For purposes of this study, the marine highway marketplace will be limited to U.S. domestic shipments.  This includes inland waterway shipments and coastwise shipments.  In order to accomplish the overall research objective, the research team will conduct the following tasks:

Task 1: Literature review

Task 2: Determine Current Volume of Shipments by Mode

Task 3: Interview Shippers and Carriers

Task 4: Review International Experiences

Task 5: Define the Regulatory and Security Environment

Task 6: Define Vessel Requirements

Task 7: Define the Economic Environment

Task 8: Define the Obstacles

Task 9: Define and Analyze Externalities

Task 10: Submit Final Report

Status:  Published as NCFRP Report 18.  The report is also available electronically at

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/167623.aspx

 

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