Ohio: Making the most out of its maritime transport system
CPCS-led maritime strategy helps the State of Ohio propel its long-term economic competitiveness and growth.
Maritime traffic in Ohio is declining. The question is how can Ohio better leverage its maritime transport assets along Lake Erie and the Ohio River?
Managing Partner Marc-André Roy says that Ohio’s maritime transport system and freight-dependent economy can play a bigger role.
This is particularly true when maritime shipping is one of the cheapest ways to transport freight in Ohio.
What we did
This flagship strategy builds on extensive research, consultations and analysis.
The comprehensive assessment of Ohio’s maritime transport system (MTS) and its capabilities broaches regulations, the funding situation, governing institutions and future prospects.
The strategy also includes policy recommendations for ODOT:
- Better integrate maritime assets and capabilities into Ohio’s broader transportation planning efforts.
- Engage federal stakeholders to remove institutional barriers impeding growth.
- Look at funding programs and private investments for a more competitive MTS.
As of 2019, ODOT has implemented most elements of the strategy. This includes investing $23 million in their ports after passing a legislation.