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Title: Estimation of an origin–destination table for U.S. imports of waterborne containerized freight

This study presents a probabilistic origin–destination table for waterborne containerized imports. The analysis makes use of 2012 Port Import/Export Reporting Service data, 2012 Surface Transportation Board waybill data, a gravity model, and information on the landside transportation mode split associated with specific ports. This analysis suggests that about 70% of the origin–destination table entries have a coefficient of variation of less than 20%. This 70% of entries is associated with about 78% of the total volume. This analysis also makes evident the importance of rail interchange points in Chicago, Illinois; Memphis, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri, in supporting the transportation of containerized goods from Asia through West Coast ports to the eastern United States.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [2]
  1. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1322988
Report Number(s):
SAND--2015-9820J
Journal ID: ISSN 0361-1981; 607953
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Transportation Research Record
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2548; Journal ID: ISSN 0361-1981
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DHS (Department of Homeland Security); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING