|Vol I, Issue 6 June 2005|
Study Analyzes Columbia-Snake River Transportation Demands
The goal of the researchers was to develop and implement a shipper survey instrument that had the capability to provide estimates of pool level demands and also would allow specific criticisms of previous Corps planning models to be assessed.
Two groups were surveyed. The first was composed of grain elevator businesses in the state of Washington, licensed with the State of Washington Department of Agriculture and listed in its Public Grain Warehouses and Grain Dealers publication. These 78 businesses totaled 414 individual warehouses and locations. The second group consisted of 89 non grain businesses located at the ten different ports located on the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
The survey examined six areas: shipping characteristics; shipment decisions; transportation rate; transit time; reliability; and warehouse characteristics.
Deep Draft Navigation Field Review Group Initiated
NETS Research Presented to UMR-IWW Economic Coordination Committee
NETS Team News
John Singley of the Institute for Water Resources has assumed responsibility for management of the administrative details of the NETS program, freeing Keith Hofseth to focus his leadership on the program's research objectives as its Technical Director. John and Keith can be reached at.
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