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Role of the inland waterways system during mobilization

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Authors
Kertz, Gary W.
Subjects
Inland waterways system
Towboat and barge industry
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (UASCE)
Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)
Advisors
Boger, Dan C.
Date of Issue
1991-12
Date
December 1991
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines the Department of Defense's (DoD) use of the inland waterways system during mobilization. The study furnishes a historical and present-day review of the inland waterways system. The thesis also address the military's current use of the inland waterways system. The emphasis of the thesis is on exploring the potential cost savings available in using inland waterway transportation for unit movements. There is potential for the military to realize sizable cost savings by moving unit equipment over the inland waterways, The paper proposes that DoD planners use Gulf coast ports as points of entry for returning equipment. These Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) capable ports can provide low-cost waterborne transport when moving military units returning from overseas deployment.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
83 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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