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Development and Promotion of Ports and Intermodal Transportation

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Transportation , Maritime Administration
CFDA #: 20.801

Program accomplishments...

In the Port Planning Area: Projects and activities relating to adequacy and condition of U.S. ports to handle waterborne commerce; technical planning assistance to State and local port agencies; port economic impact model; analytical port planning methodologies and data bases: financial aspects of port development (Public Port Financing in the United States, Port Risk Management Manual, Port Capital Expenditure Survey); and international activities (Inter-American Port and Harbor Conferences, Inter-American Port Management and Security Training). In the Port Operations Area: Projects and activities pertaining to vessel and terminal operations (Container Transport by Inland Waterways); advanced terminal management systems; port emergency planning: port and terminal cargo protection and security (Maritime Security Report); and port safety and environmental management. Projects and activities pertaining to intermodal transport systems and cargo handling capability: Automation of Inventory of American Intermodal Equipment; Marine-Rail Intermodal System Study and Demonstration; projects initiated under the Cargo Handling Cooperative Program - Emergency Container Requirement Study; Tape Container Seal Project; Video Container Recognition System; The Assessment of Bar Code Technology; Land Transportation Access Outreach Program; Technical Intermodal transport, planning assistance to State and local government agencies, intermodal transport providers, shippers, and public and private intermodal port and terminal operators. Domestic Shipping Project Areas: In the promotion of increased utilization of the domestic waterways, projects related to expanding the knowledge base concerning modal environmental advantages and safe, efficient operations have been completed.