Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


The movement of goods by more than one mode of transportation in a single container has been viewed by some in the marine component of the transportation industry as a transformation a important as the coming of steam. Concerns with intermodalism and the difficulties faced in addressing the needs presented by the technologically enhanced maritime transportation industry do not start with the invention of the first multi-package container capable of being moved by several modes of transportation without need to repack; they start with an exploration of the perceived need to regulate the several components of the transportation industry, the development of the regulatory process, and the effect of agency parochialism on the development of marine transportation.