The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranked the ports in Missouri’s St. Louis region as the most efficient inland port district in the U.S., in terms of tons moved per river mile. The St. Louis region was found to be two and half times more efficient on its river usage than its closest competitors, handling more than 500,000 tons per mile.
“Those numbers underscore that the St. Louis region is the gateway to the world providing excellent access to all modes of transportation. With its unrivalled network of ports, river terminals and barges that move high annual volumes of fertilizer, steel, manufactured goods, coal, petroleum products and agricultural commodities,” according to the study.
Missouri is home to the confluence of the two largest rivers in North America, the Missouri and Mississippi, and is home to the most northern ice free port on the Mississippi with unrestricted access to the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, Missouri waterways move $8 billion in cargo each year.
For more information on Missouri’s logistics strengths contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business investment needs.