Sources of Information in Transportation
INLAND WATER TRANSPORTATION
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United States Sources:
Government Publications

Compiled by Roger Garren
National Transportation Library


“Navigation and Navigable Waters.” Title 33 U.S. Code. 2000 ed. Electronic document accessed November 2005: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2000-title33/pdf/USCODE-2000-title33.pdf

Title 33 of the U.S. Code is “a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States” regarding navigation and navigable waters generally. Title 33 contains the following chapters which are relevant to inland water transportation:

Casavant, Ken. Inland Waterborne Transportation – An Industry Under Siege. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2000. 43 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.ams.usda.gov/tmd/LATS/LATSwaterfin.pdf

Examines the role of the U.S. inland waterway transportation system in international trade and in the larger context of the Nation's whole transportation system.

United States. Maritime Administration. Inland Waterways Studies Institute. Resolution of Land Use and Port Access Conflicts at Inland Waterway Ports: Final Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1996. 88 pages.
 
Louisiana State University. National Ports and Waterways Institute. Maritime System of Americas: River/Ocean Operation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, [1993]. 200 pages.

National Science and Technology Council. Subcommittee on Transportation Research and Development. Partnership to Promote Enhanced Freight Movement at Ports and Intermodal Terminals: A Strategic Plan. Cambridge, Massachusetts: United States Department of Transportation, [2000]. 33 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/infosrc/strtplns/nstc/ports/index.html

Outlines the outcome goals, investment strategies, and anticipated impacts for ports and intermodal terminals of a public/private partnership to "enhance goods and freight movement at domestic and international gateways". Provides a framework for research and development investment strategy for freight transportation.

United States. Coast Guard. Navigation Rules for International and Inland Waters. Arcata, California: Paradise Cay Publications, 2003. ISBN: 0939837498.

Contains the rules for navigation of all U.S. inland waters including the Great Lakes. Also contains the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).

United States. Coast Guard. Inland Navigation Rules. Alexandria, Virginia: U.S. Coast Guard, Navigation Center. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/mwv/navrules/inland.htm

Contains the rules for navigation of all U.S. inland waters including the Great Lakes. Also contains the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). This electronic format provides for easy comparison of the Inland Rules versus the International Rules. **The rules in this web site are also contained in the print publication listed above.

Reid, Donald M. and James M. Carlton. Shipping Study I-A: A Study of the Introduction of Aquatic Nuisance Species by Vessels Entering the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters Adjacent to the United States: National Biological Invasions Shipping Study (NABISS). Washington, DC: U.S. Coast Guard, [1997]. 86 pages.

Examines extent of shipping contribution to the introduction of invasive species into the Great Lakes and Canadian ports through ballast water discharge, and discusses options for controlling introductions.

Smith, L. David, et al. Shipping Study II: Biological Invasions by Nonindigenous Species in United States Waters: Quantifying the Role of Ballast Water and Sediments. Parts I and II. Washington, DC: U.S. Coast Guard, [1996].

Specifically examines the transport of ballast water and sediments from foreign ports to the Chesapeake Bay.

United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Distances Between United States Ports. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, 2002. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS33874

Contains distances from one U.S. port to another and from a port in the U.S. Great Lakes Canadian Ports in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River. Distances are measured along navigable tracklines. Each new edition cancels the previous edition.

United States. Maritime Administration. Container Transport by Inland Waterways. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1987. 87 pages.

United States. Maritime Administration. Development of an Inland Waterway Information System. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1994.

United States. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project. Profile of the Water Transportation Industry. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [1997]. 100 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/notebooks/water.html

One part of a series published by the EPA providing information of general interest about environmental issues related to specific sectors of industry. 

United States. Maritime Administration. Office of Ports and Domestic Shipping. United States Port Development Expenditure Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2005. 27 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications/ports.htm

This report analyzes the results of the AAPA capital expenditure survey for 2003. The survey included the capital expenditures for 2003 and proposed expenditures for the period 2004 through 2008, along with the funding sources used to finance these expenditures.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Harbor and inland waterway financing. Hearing, November 3, 1999. 106th  Congress, 1st Session. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000. 190 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/trans/hpw106-56.000/hpw106-56_0.HTM

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers: Recommendations for Navigation Improvements and Ecosystem Restoration. Hearing, June 24, 2004. 108th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ocga/testimony/Upper_Mississippi_and_Illinois_Rivers.asp 

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Contributions of Ports and Inland Waterways to the Nation's Intermodal Transportation System. Hearing, September 17, 2003. 108th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004.

United States. Maritime Administration. Environmental Advantages of Inland Barge Transportation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1994. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/6000/6300/6301/837.pdf 

National Research Council. Committee to Review the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Navigation System. Inland Navigation System Planning: the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001. 130 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10072.html

Discusses economic analysis, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, of proposed improvements, economic assumptions, methods, and forecasts regarding barge transportation demand on the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway.

United States. Maritime Administration. Domestic Shipping: Vital to the Nation's Economy, Security and Transportation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, [2005]. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications/PDF/domestic_shipping.htm

A brochure describing America’s domestic shipping trades and the essential services they provide for a healthy, growing economy.

United States. Maritime Administration. By the Capes: A Primer on U.S. Coastwise Laws. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications/primer_laws.html

This pamphlet has been prepared as an aid to better understand the origin, purpose and content of the coastwise laws. It is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment of the subject.

United States. Maritime Administration. Port Risk Management & Insurance Guidebook. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, [2004]. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/publications/portriskmgmt.html

The objective of the Guidebook is to provide ports with the basic skills and information to establish and maintain appropriate and cost-effective insurance and risk management programs. It is designed to serve as a practical how-to manual and educational reference text.

United States. Maritime Administration. Public Port Finance Survey Report for FY2003. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2005. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications

Contains financial data on maritime activities at ports, including the income statement, balance sheet, outstanding bonds, debt service, sales offices, and cargo tonnage. Two additional sections cover data on ratio analyses and contributions, donations, and grants received in fiscal year (FY) 2003. Covers U.S. and Canadian ports.

United States. Maritime Administration. Report to Congress on the Performance of Ports and the Intermodal System. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2005. 83 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications 

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Navigation Data Center. Fact Card – U.S. Waterway System: Transportation Facts. Alexandria, Virginia: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2004. 12 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/factcard/fc04/factcard.pdf

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Topographic Engineering Center. Inland Electronic Navigation Charts. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2004. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.tec.army.mil/echarts/inlandnav/

Provides online data that assists vessels in navigating U.S. inland waterways more precisely.  

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center. Principal Ports of the United States. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2003. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/data/datappor.htm

Contains USACE port codes, geographic locations, names, and commodity tonnage summaries for Principal USACE Ports.

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center. Top 20 Inland U.S. Ports for 2003. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, 2003. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc/pdf/inlandport03f.pdf

A 1-page table showing top 20 U.S. inland ports ranked by CY 2003 trip ton-miles.

United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Division of Occupational Employment Statistics. May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates NAICS 483200 - Inland Water Transportation. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2005. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics4_483200.htm

Matchette, Robert B. “Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation”. Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995. 3 volumes, 2,428 pages. Accessed October 2007: http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/091.html

A detailed guide to the “Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation” (which was established by legislation in 1924 as a federal corporation and abolished in 1953). The records themselves contain agency correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, statistics, etc. **Note: the guide is online, but the records themselves are not.

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States Waterway Data: a Compilation of Waterway Databases, Reports, and Graphics. Washington, DC: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, [1995]. CDROM. BTS-CD-07. 

United States. National Research Council. Ports, Waterways, and Inland Water Transportation. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 1990. 53 pages. Report Prepared for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  ISBN: 0309049547.

United States. Department of Transportation. Maritime Administration. Inland Waterways Tributaries: Role and Value to the Inland Navigation System. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation. 15 pages.

California State Lands Commission: Ballast Water Program. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.slc.ca.gov/Spec_Pub/MFD/Ballast_Water/Ballast_Water_Default.html

Navigation Data Center. Alexandria, Virginia: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/index.htm

Inland Waterways Research Project. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.marad.dot.gov/iwrp/index_main.html

National Waterway Network. Alexandria, Virginia: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/data/datanwn.htm

Charting & Navigation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2005. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.noaa.gov/charts.html