I.Targeted Products and Results
The Marine Highway Freight System (MHFS) concept is in the forefront of alternate transportation systems consideration for meeting continued demands on freight capacity increases.
II. Opportunities in Marine Highway Freight Systems
Currently marine highway systems carry less than 2% of domestic freight.
Existing marine highway services including short-distance ferries, medium-distance and long distance interregional transport of freight have demonstrated the market viability of marine highways in a handful of regions. .
III. System Benefits
The total benefits of the system include indirect payoffs such as increasing the freight transportation capacity, saving fuel, reducing highway congestion and traffic bottlenecks, improving road safety and security, specifically for transporting hazardous materials and reducing maintenance cost of highway systems.