"The world's waterways are an infinite system, and our marine highways have infinite capacity. Unlike rail and roads, there are no fixed infrastructure costs to develop transportation routes, and ships can carry more cargo per dollar than any other method of transport. The full scope of America's Marine Highway - a system that includes not only our coastal waters, but our inland waterway system and the Great Lakes, is enormous - and, if properly utilized and integrated, can help us expand our way out of the crises before us."

The Honorable Sean Connaughton - U.S Maritime Administrator.