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U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Data System: phase II


This project was completed in February 2013. Relevant links for the completed research are below:

In previous research projects completed for the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University researchers built a first-generation information system and international waterway network to support the analysis of cargo flows between US ports/coastal districts and foreign ports, countries and regions.

All kinds of publicly-available import and export data will be made available in an easy-to-use web interface. The focus of the second phase of this work is to publish the pages using ASP.NET and Microsoft Silverlight Technology, add more information on domestic water operations (inland waterways), migrate the database to an Oracle 11g platform, and develop a user registration page to monitor use of the system.

Dr. James Dobbins is the principal investigator of this project.