Port of Chicago

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Port of Chicago
Country United States United States
Location Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°44′0″N 87°31′42″W / 41.73333°N 87.52833°W / 41.73333; -87.52833
Opened 1959
Executive Director Clayton Harris III
Annual cargo tonnage 894,832
View of the Illinois international port from the Bishop Ford Freeway.

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 493,000 metric tons (14 million bushels) and bulk liquid 127 million liters (800,000 barrels) storage facilities along Lake Calumet.
  • The Illinois International Port district also operates Foreign Trade Zone #22, which extends 97 km (60 mi) from Chicago's city limits.


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