The book starts with some introduction where the author describes the main components of marine transportation system, addressing the major developments that commonly affect marine transportation and touching the preparation for the future developments in the field. The second chapter is addressing the marine transportation demand including current demand and forecasting methods, assumptions and confidence.
The third part of the document is dealing with the federal roles in MT which is basically ensuring the marine safety and protection of the environment, facilitating commercial issues and promoting the national security. The remaining chapters of the volume compare the federal roles in marine transportation with their role in highway and air transportation, provide the information about the MTS conditions, performance and demands, and give the information and analysis to be used when making decisions.
Two appendices to the main part provide Statements of William Gray and James McCarville. A good volume for the people with serious interest in the fundamentals of maritime transportation - they will find all information they may require.