Port of Huntington Tri-State

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Port of Huntington Tri-State
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Country United States
LocationHuntington, West Virginia
OpenedNovember 1, 2000[1]
Owned byHuntington District Waterways Association
Type of harborInland
Annual cargo tonnage58,551,459 (2011)[2]

The Port of Huntington Tri-State, centered on the Ohio River in Huntington, West Virginia, is the largest inland port in the United States.[2] It is the largest river port in the state of West Virginia and the 15th-largest in the United States as of 2012. Included in the port's area is 100 miles of the Ohio River from the mouth of the Scioto River in Portsmouth, Ohio to the northern border of Gallia County, Ohio, 9 miles of the Big Sandy River, and 90 miles of the Kanawha River.[1] The United States Army Corps of Engineers' 1953 Ohio River Navigation Modernization Program sited the Greenup Locks and Dam project as an early priority so that its pool could serve the Port of Huntington Tri-State. It exceeded Pittsburgh in 1953 as the busiest port on the waterway.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Huntington District Waterways Association (2011). "Huntington District Waterways Association". Huntington District Waterways Association. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. ^ a b US Army Corps of Engineers (2012). "Waterborne Commerce of the United States: Volume 5" (PDF). US Army Corps of Engineers. p. 5–2. Retrieved 2013-11-31. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Michael C. Robinson: National Waterways Study – U.S. Army Engineer Water Resources Support Center – Institute for Water Resources: History of Navigation in the Ohio River Basin 1983 Page 39" (PDF).

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