Center for Ports and Waterways

Center for Ports and Waterways

To provide research, development, technology transfer, and education programs to improve productivity of ports and waterways; increase efficiency of operations on waterways; ensure that environmental concerns are addressed; augment maritime and marine industry efforts to become more competitive internationally; test new technologies and support implementation; help coordinate projects among multiple agencies; and provide educational opportunities for marine transportation professionals.

The Center for Ports and Waterways (CPW) links seaports, shippers, carriers, governments, universities, and the private sector to address issues such as trade flows and trends; intermodal concerns; regional competitiveness; landside access; economic and environmental impacts; international commerce; NAFTA and GATT; port development; transportation policy formulation and implementation; and security.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Contact: Jim Kruse
Phone: 713.686.2971