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Transportation in the News U.S. inland waterways win support for 2017 and beyond U.S. Ports Update: Building for the future 2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place? Freight Payment Trends: Have we entered the age of freight settlement? UPS acquires Freightex in move geared to expand European over-the-road freight brokerage presence More Transportation News Digital Evolution: Streamlining Logistics and Supply Chain Operations Virtual Conference | Dec 8, 2016 | 1pm ET Keynote Address: The Digital Re-imagination of Supply Chains All Resources Late last year, former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $4.85 million in grants to six Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of the Maritime Administration’s Marine Highway Program is to expand the use of our nation’s navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, reduce air emissions, and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. “These grants will help us take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of one of America’s most crucial transportation assets—our coastal and inland waterways,” Foxx explained. According to Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, the grants are essential in the ongoing development of our integrated, multi-modal transportation systems. “Our nation’s extensive network of waterways and domestic seaports provide an opportunity to help stimulate economic growth while reducing congestion on our national freight transportation system,” he says. Projects receiving grant funding include: Port of Baton Rouge and Port of New Orleans Container on Barge (Awarded $1,758,595). Sponsored by the Greater Port of Baton Rouge , the Memphis/Baton Rouge/New Orleans shuttle service is a regularly-scheduled container on barge service that supports exports moving from the Baton Rouge area to the Port of New Orleans, where the containers are loaded onto container vessels. According to the ports, the service provides […]
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