Port of Chicago

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Port of Chicago
General Information
Founded June 26, 1959
Coordinates (Iroquois Landing Terminal)
 - Latitude
 - Longitude

41°44'0" N
Annual cargo tonnage 894,832 short tons (2002)
Value of cargo handled
Net Income $39.8 million USD (2002)
Board of Harbor Commissioners
Executive Director Anthony G. Ianello
Official Website
View of the Illinois international port from a nearby express way. There appears to be an abandoned boat on a loading dock

The Port of Chicago consists of several major port facilities within the city of Chicago, Illinois operated by the Illinois International Port District (formerly known as the Chicago Regional Port District). The central element of the Port District, Calumet Harbor, is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[1]


  • Iroquois Landing Lakefront Terminal: at the mouth of the Calumet River, it includes 100 acres (0.40 km2) of warehouses and facilities on Lake Michigan with over 780,000 square meters (8,390,000 square feet) of storage.
  • Lake Calumet terminal: located at the union of the Grand Calumet River and Little Calumet River 6 miles (9.7 km) inland from Lake Michigan. Includes three transit sheds totaling over 29,000 square meters (315,000 square feet) adjacent to over 900 linear meters (3000 linear feet) of ship and barge berthing.
  • Grain (14 million bushels) and bulk liquid (800,000 barrels) storage facilities along Lake Calumet.
  • The Illinois International Port district also operates Foreign Trade Zone #22, which extends 60 miles (97 km) from Chicago's city limits.


Coordinates: 41°43′59″N 87°31′41″W / 41.733°N 87.528°W / 41.733; -87.528