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Office of Port Infrastructure Development

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The Office of Port Infrastructure Development was established to assist with port, terminal, waterway, and transportation network development issues. America's ports and their related elements make up the backbone of our intermodal transportation network. MARAD is committed to developing this infrastructure at every level. We work constantly to improve port technology, logistics, and storage.
 
Our Port Infrastructure Development Program aims to support efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve facility and freight infrastructure to ensure our nation’s freight transportation needs, present and future, are met.  
 
Additionally, to ensure the viability and smooth operation of our port resources, MARAD provides port investment assistance where viable (see our Port of Guam and Hawaii Harbors programs), as well as reports to inform future financial decisions and provide budgetary transparency.

Questions?

For more information, contact the Office of Port Infrastructure Development.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021