Chapter Three Domestic and International Freight and Passenger Trade
Domestic and International Freight and Passenger Trade
The U.S. water transportation industry serves the needs of both domestic and international commerce. U.S.-international transportation includes the flow of goods and people into and out of the United States and its trading partners. U.S. domestic transportation includes the movement of goods and people on the nation's coastwise, lakes, and inland waterway systems. This chapter provides major international and domestic trends that affect water transportation.