The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority is receiving federal funds to help to reduce landside congestion by increasing waterway transport.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration is awarding more than 250 thousand dollars for container-on-barge services. The funding comes through America’s Marine Highway Grant and will be used to purchase shoreside container handling equipment.
The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority said in a release on Thursday containerized shipping through inland waterways helps lower transportation costs and infrastructure deterioration. The equipment is projected to cost roughly $427,000 dollars. The additional funds will come from the Kentucky Riverport Improvement fund of $87,500 and Riverport funds.