Waterborne Freight Transportation

June 2013

The AASHTO Waterborne Freight Transportation Bottom Line Report presents a comprehensive overview of the United States marine transportation system. It documents the importance of the MTS — ports on three coasts, the Great Lakes, and the inland waterways — to the strength and competitiveness of the nation’s economy. The report details the challenges the system faces; and, it offers options to increase investment and better manage the MTS.