In what should be good news for the maritime shipping industry, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) in December awarded $12.6 million in grants to marine highway projects under the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP).
This is in addition to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provides $25 million to support marine highway projects and to increase the use of U.S. waterways.
The goal of AMHP is to ease highway congestion by getting more truckloads and containers off the highway and onto America’s underused waterways.
Speaking at the Port of Los Angeles in November, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said “We’re excited to take things to the next level because we do think the potential for our waterways to get freight off our roads and reduce emissions is underutilized.”
According to Acting Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley, “America’s Marine Highway Program is an innovative program that encourages the use of America’s navigable waterways for the movement of freight and people as an alternative to land-based transportation.”
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