Ohio looks to inland ports for transport growth

03/4/2008 | Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

With infrastructure issues plaguing highways and railroads, inland waterways are poised for growth, officials in Toledo, Ohio, believe. Over the past 40 years, shipments have fallen sharply within the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes system, but that trend is set to reverse because of overcrowding at coastal ports, according to Joe Cappel, seaport marketing representative for the Port of Toledo. Cappel said he expects smaller ports will grow in importance as feeder services take containers from oceangoing vessels and distribute the cargo to the heartland via inland waterways.

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