Deep River Study - Lower Mississippi River

by Harry Ekizian, Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, New York, NY, USA,
Frank S. Owens, Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The current local/federal stalemate over project funding for major dredging projects has deterred U. S. ports in benefiting from the economies inherent in the use of deep-draft ships. This situation is highlighted in Louisiana, whose Mississippi River ports handle more cargo than any other port in the country. The State of Louisiana, recognizing the need to accommodate large vessels, retained a team of consultants to study deep-draft vessel access. This paper summarizes the study methodology, the alternatives evaluated and the recommended program.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Ports and harbors | Freight transportation | Consulting services | Public policy | Navigation (waterway) | Ships | Financial management | Mississippi River | Louisiana | United States

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