Port Strategy in Context

Wittman, Amy L.
November 2007
Sea Power;Nov2007, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p4
The author reflects on the issue concerning the U.S. Maritime Administration's (MARAD) handling of the increasing amount of maritime cargo getting into the U.S. She contends that the MARAD's National Port Strategy's comprehensive and cohesive approach in managing the growth in trade and cargo congestion is a good step. She remarks that failure to have such strategy could have a grave economic consequences, from cargo languishing at ports to massive road and rail improvement or expansion project.


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