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Water projects, plans and studies

Comparison of water-based transportation modes to land-based transportation modes

  • 1 barge = 15 jumbo hoppers or 60 trucks
  • 1 tow = 225 jumbo hoppers or 900 trucks
  • 1 lake carrier = 300 jumbo hoppers or 1,200 trucks

Chart showing that one barge equals 15 jumbo hoppers (train) or 60 trucks, one tow equals 225 jumbo hoppers or 900 trucks and one lake carrier equals 300 jumbo hoppers or 1200 trucks.

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Last modified: March 25, 2015

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