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May 26, 2022   DAVID MURRAY, Waterways Journal

NWF Study Compares Waterways Systems

The United States is blessed with the most extensive developed inland waterway system in the world, well-positioned to drain a huge area of fertile farmland. But that does not mean that the U.S. doesn’t have serious competition from other waterway systems, or that we can ever be complacent about the transportation advantage that keeps U.S. farm products and bulk exports competitive in world markets.


A just-released study by the National Waterways Foundation titled “Waterborne Competitiveness: U.S. and Foreign Investments in Inland Waterways” compares the U.S. waterways system with several important overseas competitors from the viewpoints of economic development and national security. 


Read the full article here.