The Maritime Division (MRD) supports the development of high-value growth in Texas’ maritime system by collaborating with national and statewide transportation policy-makers, port and waterway operators, the private-sector freight community, and local partners to identify system-wide challenges facing Texas ports, waterways, and supply chains. The division takes an integrated approach to developing solutions to these challenges and communicates to the public the need to invest in the maritime system. MRD highlights the significant economic impact that Texas ports provide to the state and nation, serves as a resource for Texas ports, works to increase the use of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and promotes waterborne transportation and related intermodal projects essential to maintaining Texas’ economic competitiveness.
Geir-Eilif Kalhagen serves as director.
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