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Short Sea Shipping

Short Sea Shipping Barge with Tug

Short Sea Shipping is the ability to move freight by water as an alternative to overland hauling via rail or truck. Shipping routes on the Great Lakes and along the coast of the U.S. are substantially underutilized. This is an opportunity to move freight off congested highways and rail corridors onto water.

To help relieve growing congestion on the highways and rail lines around the Great Lakes, the ITI is working with public and private sector organizations as well as unions to identify and develop new technologies in ship and port design that could expand shipping on the Lakes.

Great Lakes Data Workshops November 2006:
Great Lakes Data Report   
Great Lakes Marketing Plan   
Short Sea Shipping  
Last Updated: 6/9/16