Short-sea shipping offers alternative to highways

02/22/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Shifting freight to rivers, lakes and coastal waters could ease traffic on the nation's highways and help curtail carbon emissions, proponents say. However, updated locks, a harbor maintenance tax and additional ships are needed to allow the marine highway system to expand. The U.S. boasts 25,000 miles of navigational waterways that could be used for "short-sea shipping."

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