American Waterways Benefit from Barge Transport

The American Waterways Operators recently released a study documenting the contribution of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry to the US economy. Developed through a cooperative agreement between AWO and MARAD, and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, it quantifies the industry’s impact on US employment, gross domestic product, and taxes, and highlights the rich array of commodities transported on American waterways. According to the study, water transport uses 75% less energy than ... [+]

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