Port of Davisville utilization study : phase II.
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Port of Davisville utilization study : phase II.

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      NTL-MARINE/WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION-Marine Planning and Policy ; NTL-MARINE/WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION-Ships and Vessels ;
    • Abstract:
      This project investigated the feasibility of expanding the Port of Davisville (Quonset Point, RI) to serve

      as a port of entry and departure for international container shipments. As an international port of entry

      (departure), the Port of Davisville would receive import (export) container freight shipments on vessels

      directly from (to) overseas importers (exporters).

      This project is a continuation of a previous research study, “Feasibility Study to Increase Utilization at

      the Port of Davisville (Quonset, RI)”, which was funded by a grant from the University of Rhode Island

      Transportation Center from January to August 2009. The previous study investigated the logistics and

      transportation issues associated with shipping containerized freight through the Port of Davisville. In

      particular, the studied focused on identifying local and regional customers that could reduce their

      transportation costs by utilizing a container barge feeder service between the Port of Davisville and the

      Port of New York and New Jersey. The previous study did not investigate utilizing the Port of Davisville

      for shipments directly to and from international ports (i.e. as a port of entry and departure.) The study

      proposed in this grant application will expand the previous research and investigate transportation issues

      associated direct shipment of containerized freight between the Port of Davisville and foreign ports.

      Utilizing the Port of Davisville for direct container freight shipments between foreign ports will possibly

      reduce the costs associated with shipping containerized freight for business, reduce port congestion at

      other east coast ports, and provide economic benefits to the local economy through job creation and

      lower shipping costs for businesses.

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