Missouri Port Authorities
Port Authority



  • On the Mississippi River between river mile 171.9 and 191.2 AOR (Above Ohio River), covering 19.3 miles of riverbank along 6,000 acres of commercial/industrial development at the heart of the Inland Waterway.
  • Easy access to Illinois River (to Chicago) and Missouri River; astride the
    intersection of three US Dept. of Transportation Marine Highways, M70, M35, and M55.
  • Immediate access to I-70, I-64, I-55, I-44, and other major interstates; newly
    completed Mississippi River Bridge carries I-70 traffic.
  • Served by six of the seven Class One railroads and several short lines.
  • Close to two international airports, Lambert-St. Louis in MO and, in IL, Mid-America Airport; close to Scott AFB, home of TRANSCOM, in IL.
  • Close to major transcontinental pipelines.
  • Between Lock 27 and the JB Bridge there is fleeting capacity of 1,400 – 1,750 barges depending on river stages.  There is also fleeting capacity between Lock 26 and Lock 27 for 300 barges.
  • Located about 1.5 mles north of downtown, the City of St. Louis Municipal River Terminal is a 40-acre general purpose, public facility with a recently rebuilt 2000′ dock.  In 2015 the City negotiated a 25-year operator lease for the Municipal River Terminal with SCF Lewis and Clark Terminals.  Contact Paul Wellhausen at SCF, 618-973-1012, for information about transloading bulk commodities, open and closed storage options, and fleeting services at the Municipal River Terminal.



  • Large, multimodal network at the heart of America’s commercial traffic; per US Army Corps, the PMSL covers 70 miles along both sides of the Mississippi from river mile 138.8 to 208.8 (AOR).
  • Handles more than 36 million tons of freight each year; major shipper of grain, coal, petroleum products, scrap metals, aggregates, and chemicals.
  • Northern-most lock- and ice-free port on the Mississippi River.
  • Second largest inland port by trip-ton miles, third largest by tonnage.
  • Over 130 piers, wharves, docks, fleeting, and other facilities with 16 public terminals. The PMSL’s 11 river crossings ensure maximum, multimodal connectivity for all the region’s businesses.
  • Regional Freight District created in 2015.  Contact Mary Lamie, Executive Director, 314-982-1562, or visit their website, http://www.thefreightway.com



  • Twenty-nine industrial centers with a population of 90 million can be reached from St. Louis by barge.
  • Serves as a storage, commodity transfer, and distribution point for goods destined for worldwide transport.
  • Industrial development sites available in the City’s 3000-acre North Riverfront Commerce Corridor.


City of St. Louis Port Authority
1025 Market Street, Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63103

Operations:  Roland Comfort, 314-657-3744

Port Development:  Susan Taylor,

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