America's Marine Highway (AMH)
Shipping on the AMH is the right thing to do
The Port of New Bedford stands ready to support and help prosper the American Marine Highway network.
New Bedford makes its mark as a key port in the emerging American Marine Highway network. In partnership with the Port of Canaveral, the Port of Baltimore, and the New Jersey DOT, a $310,000 study is underway to assess the viability of domestic trade opportunities among these sister ports. The I-95 Corridor Coalition and the US Maritime Administration are also part of the project's management team. This designation and funding comes for the US Maritime Administration and puts a spotlight on New Bedford as a priority hub in coastal shipping.
The Port also supports heavy lift, hazardous and project cargo coastwise shipping moves. Over 400,00 tons of domestic aggregate bulk cargoes are transported by barge between New Bedford and the barrier islands off Massachusetts (Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk) and Rhode island (Block Island).
Call the HDC at (508) 961-3000 or email us at HDC@newbedfrod-ma.gov to learn how The Port of New Bedford can be a cost effective and reliable transport choice for your freight.
Learn more about America's Marine Highways
North Atlantic Ports Association (NAPA) Briefing to Congress READ
The following newsletters are put together by the HDC to highlight current developments relative to American Marine Highway trade and to provide historical references that show how the federal program got its roots.
American Marine Highway Newsletter November 2011 Update