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Compiled by Roger Garren
National Transportation Library

Transportation Research Board, Committee on Inland Water Transport. Information available at: 

Abstract from web site: This committee considers research related to the movement of freight and passengers by inland and intra- and intercoastal waterways. This includes planning, financing, management, vessels, ports and port facilities, environmental considerations, and engineering and operational aspects. The committee also focuses on the intermodal aspects of inland water transportation and intermodal system integration.

Waterborne Commerce Statistical Center.

Abstract from web site: The primary function of the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, under the authority of the Rivers & Harbors Act of 1922, is to collect, process, distribute, and archive vessel trip and cargo data. These statistics are used to analyze the feasibility of new projects and to set priorities for new investment, and for the operation, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing projects. Movement data acquired by the Center is primarily for the use of the Corps and other government agencies; however, summary statistics, which do not disclose movements of individual companies, are also released to private companies and to the general public.

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources:

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Navigation Data Center:  

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center:

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory:

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation:

United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) Inland Waterways Intermodal Cooperative Program (IWICP):

Arkansas Waterways Commission.