Port of Oswego Container Service gains national designation

The Port of Oswego Container Service has been designated a Marine Highway Project/Marine Highway Route by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

A total of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route were designated in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, and American Samoa.

Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional shipping methods.

Transportation officials said designating the Port of Oswego Great Lakes Container Service will support the Port’s goal of expanding its reach into national containerized cargo movement, which should help to reduce on-road truck trips and ease congestion at two international border crossings in Buffalo and Detroit/Windsor.

“The designation of marine highways by Congress will help move cargo and people to help grow the economy and shift freight off of congested highways,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Read the full article here.