- 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.
PART OF THE PORT OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS (PMSL)
- 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,
- 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
City of St. Louis Port Authority
1025 Market Street, Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63103
Operations: Nick Nichols, 314-657-3744
Port Development: Susan Taylor,
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