Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority

The Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority is conveniently located at the confluence of four of the largest rivers systems in the United States of America: Cumberland, Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers.

The operating port facility is located between river mile 1.3 and 2.0 on the left descending bank of the Tennessee River, near its confluence with the Ohio River. Paducah-McCracken County Riverport was granted Foreign Trade Zone #294 in April of 2016 and honored with the America’s Marine Highway Leadership Award from U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration in July 2016 for our Container on Barge Project.

Riverport Capabilities

  • Enhanced security including fencing, lighting, and cameras that meet the requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Two mooring facilities can simultaneously handle barges carrying different cargoes with over 2,300 cumulative feet of river frontage.
  • Approximately 27 acres of Outside storage.
  • 80,000 SQFT of inside storage for general cargo.
  • Approximately  21,500 SQFT inside storage for bulk items
  • 2014 Linden Comansa Flat Top Electric Crane offering a lifting capacity of 53 tons for movement of large scale general and containerized cargo in an eco-friendly matter.
  • 2016 Certified TruckScale
  • 2017 Sennebogen 870 R-HD eco-friendly Material Handler to off-load bulk commodities.
  • Wide array of spreader bars, pans and wires for all types of cargo.
  • A fleet of loaders, forklifts, trucks, and portable conveyors transport goods throughout the Riverport site.
  • Within 7-minute travel time to US Interstate24.

Cargo Handled at our Facilities

  • Aggregates
    • Aluminum Products
    • Agricultural Products
    • Bagged Products
    • Building Products
    • Dry Bulk Commodities
    • Fertilizers
  • Non-hazardous DryBulk
    • Steel Products
    • Palletized Cargoes
    • Project Cargo up to 53 tons
    • Ocean-going Containers (planned for future project)
    • Handling land-based containers via truck at present
    • Logs & Finished Lumber
    • Pulpwood
    • Unitized Cargoes up to 53 short tons


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