The CPW will provide maritime interests with a dynamic research, development, technology transfer, and education program that will:
- Improve the productivity of ports and waterways,
- Increase the efficiency of operations upon those waterways,
- Ensure that the environmental concerns are considered and included in findings and recommendations,
- Augment maritime and marine industry efforts to become more competitive internationally,
- Test new technologies and support implementation,
- Help coordinate projects among multiple agencies, and
- Provide educational opportunities for marine transportation professionals.