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How Does Water Transportation Impact Your State?

Water transportation impacts every state, even those that do not border a navigable river or coast. Why? Because of the volume of cargo that comes in and out of our country via water. An astonishing two billion tons of domestic and international cargo travels through our ports and on our waterways.

AWO is currently undertaking a research project with the Texas Transportation Institute to produce fact sheets that highlight the importance of water transportation to state economies. Watch this space for further updates!

Waterways Council, Inc. has developed fact sheets about what travels on the waterways for several states along the inland river system.

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