Inland port

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This article is about a shipment facility on a river, or canal. For a facility without water access, see dry port.
"River port" redirects here. For other uses, see Riverport (disambiguation).

An inland port is a port on an inland waterway, such as a river, lake, or canal, which may or may not be connected to the ocean. The term "inland port" is also used to refer to a dry port, which is an inland extension of a seaport, usually connected by rail to the docks. This article only covers ports under the first definition.

Examples[edit]

The United States Army Corps of Engineers publishes a list of such locations and for this purpose states that "inland ports" are ports that are located on rivers and do not handle deep draft ship traffic. The list includes familiar ports such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Memphis. A dense network of inland waterways including ports exists also in Europe (France, Germany, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the Benelux countries), as well as in China and Brazil.

Port of Montreal, Canada's second busiest port

List of inland waterway ports[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port - Hambantota - Sri Lanka and Kolkata -india

Europe[edit]

Duisburg Inner Harbour, the world's largest inland port
North River Port in Moscow

North America[edit]

Port Metro Vancouver, the largest and busiest port in Canada and the largest port on the west coast of North America by metric tonnes of total cargo, with more than 135 million metric tonnes annually

Great Lakes[edit]

Canada[edit]
Port of / de Prov. Water body Coords. Website Features & notes[1]
Oshawa ON Lake Ontario 43°53′N 78°52′W / 43.89°N 78.86°W / 43.89; -78.86 (Oshawa)
Toronto ON Lake Ontario196n. mi. L[2] 43°40′01″N 79°25′01″W / 43.667°N 79.417°W / 43.667; -79.417 (Toronto) torontoport.com CA rank: 16
Hamilton ON Lake Ontario 43°16′N 79°51′W / 43.26°N 79.85°W / 43.26; -79.85 (Hamilton) hamiltonport.ca CA rank: 8
Windsor ON Detroit River 42°17′N 83°05′W / 42.29°N 83.09°W / 42.29; -83.09 (Windsor) portwindsor.com CA rank: 11
Sarnia ON St. Clair River 42°58′01″N 82°24′00″W / 42.967°N 82.4°W / 42.967; -82.4 (Sarnia)
Goderich ON Lake Huron 43°43′59″N 81°42′00″W / 43.733°N 81.7°W / 43.733; -81.7 (Goderich)
Sault Ste. Marie ON Lake Superior 46°32′N 84°21′W / 46.53°N 84.35°W / 46.53; -84.35 (Sault Ste. Marie)
Thunder Bay ON Lake Superior 48°25′N 89°17′W / 48.42°N 89.28°W / 48.42; -89.28 (Thunder Bay) Thunder Bay Port Authority CA rank: 9
Kingston ON Lake Ontario / Saint Lawrence River
Nanticoke ON Lake Erie
United States[edit]
Port of State Water body Coords. Website Features & notes[3]
Oswego NY Lake Ontario 43°27′29″N 76°30′11″W / 43.458°N 76.503°W / 43.458; -76.503 (Oswego)
Buffalo NY Lake Erie 42°52′41″N 78°53′42″W / 42.878°N 78.895°W / 42.878; -78.895 (Buffalo) portofbuffalo.com US rank: 125
Erie PA Lake Erie283n. mi. L[2] 42°09′07″N 80°04′05″W / 42.152°N 80.068°W / 42.152; -80.068 (Erie)
Conneaut OH Lake Erie 41°58′01″N 80°32′56″W / 41.967°N 80.549°W / 41.967; -80.549 (Conneaut) US rank: 79
Ashtabula OH Lake Erie 41°55′08″N 80°47′31″W / 41.919°N 80.792°W / 41.919; -80.792 (Ashtabula) US rank: 64
Fairport Harbor OH Lake Erie 41°46′01″N 81°17′38″W / 41.767°N 81.294°W / 41.767; -81.294 (Fairport Harbor) US rank: 116
Cleveland OH Lake Erie 41°28′44″N 81°40′19″W / 41.479°N 81.672°W / 41.479; -81.672 (Cleveland) portofcleveland.com Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority,US rank: 47
Lorain OH Lake Erie 41°28′55″N 82°11′42″W / 41.482°N 82.195°W / 41.482; -82.195 (Lorain) US rank: 143
Huron OH Lake Erie 41°24′18″N 82°32′38″W / 41.405°N 82.544°W / 41.405; -82.544 (Huron) US rank: 149
Sandusky OH Lake Erie 41°28′12″N 82°42′43″W / 41.47°N 82.712°W / 41.47; -82.712 (Sandusky) US rank: 98
Marblehead OH Lake Erie 41°31′48″N 82°42′32″W / 41.53°N 82.709°W / 41.53; -82.709 (Marblehead, Ohio) US rank: 91
Toledo OH Lake Erie 41°39′47″N 83°30′29″W / 41.663°N 83.508°W / 41.663; -83.508 (Toledo) toledoportauthority.org Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority,US rank: 48
Monroe MI Lake Erie 41°54′54″N 83°23′28″W / 41.915°N 83.391°W / 41.915; -83.391 (Monroe) US rank: 96
Detroit MI Detroit River 42°16′08″N 83°06′36″W / 42.269°N 83.11°W / 42.269; -83.11 (Detroit) portdetroit.com Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority,US rank: 42
Marine City MI St. Clair River 42°42′54″N 82°30′07″W / 42.715°N 82.502°W / 42.715; -82.502 (Marine City)
St. Clair MI St. Clair River 42°49′37″N 82°29′38″W / 42.827°N 82.494°W / 42.827; -82.494 (St. Clair) US rank: 57
Marysville MI St. Clair River 42°49′37″N 82°28′52″W / 42.827°N 82.481°W / 42.827; -82.481 (Marysville)
Alpena MI Lake Huron 45°03′22″N 83°25′19″W / 45.056°N 83.422°W / 45.056; -83.422 (Alpena) US rank: 100
Stoneport Harbor MI Lake Huron 45°16′52″N 83°28′12″W / 45.281°N 83.47°W / 45.281; -83.47 (Stoneport Harbor) US rank: 68
Port Calcite MI Lake Huron 45°23′35″N 83°46′34″W / 45.393°N 83.776°W / 45.393; -83.776 (Port Calcite) US rank: 73
Charlevoix MI Lake Michigan 45°18′47″N 85°14′35″W / 45.313°N 85.243°W / 45.313; -85.243 (Charlevoix)
Manistee MI Lake Michigan 44°15′04″N 86°20′38″W / 44.251°N 86.344°W / 44.251; -86.344 (Manistee)
Muskegon MI Lake Michigan 43°11′42″N 86°21′00″W / 43.195°N 86.35°W / 43.195; -86.35 (Muskegon) US rank: 117
Grand Haven MI Lake Michigan 43°04′01″N 86°14′10″W / 43.067°N 86.236°W / 43.067; -86.236 (Grand Haven) US rank: 145
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor IN Lake Michigan 41°38′35″N 87°09′18″W / 41.643°N 87.155°W / 41.643; -87.155 (Burns Waterway Harbor) portsofindiana.com/burns_harbor US rank: 67
Gary IN Lake Michigan 41°36′43″N 87°19′30″W / 41.612°N 87.325°W / 41.612; -87.325 (Gary) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District US rank: 58
Buffington IN Lake Michigan 41°38′42″N 87°24′58″W / 41.645°N 87.416°W / 41.645; -87.416 (Buffington) US rank: 128
Indiana Harbor IN Lake Michigan 41°40′34″N 87°26′42″W / 41.676°N 87.445°W / 41.676; -87.445 (Indiana Harbor) US rank: 49
Chicago IL Lake Michigan 41°53′13″N 87°38′17″W / 41.887°N 87.638°W / 41.887; -87.638 (Chicago) theportofchicago.com US rank: 36
Milwaukee WI Lake Michigan 42°59′17″N 87°54′00″W / 42.988°N 87.9°W / 42.988; -87.9 (Milwaukee) www.port.mil.wi.us milwaukee.gov US rank: 95
Green Bay WI Lake Michigan 44°30′58″N 88°01′05″W / 44.516°N 88.018°W / 44.516; -88.018 (Green Bay) portofgreenbay.com US rank: 108
Escanaba MI Lake Michigan 45°44′02″N 87°01′30″W / 45.734°N 87.025°W / 45.734; -87.025 (Escanaba) US rank: 75
Port Inland MI Lake Michigan 45°57′18″N 85°51′47″W / 45.955°N 85.863°W / 45.955; -85.863 (Port Inland) US rank: 76
Port Dolomite MI Lake Huron 45°59′06″N 84°16′30″W / 45.985°N 84.275°W / 45.985; -84.275 (Port Dolomite) US rank: 83
Drummond Island MI St Marys River 45°59′31″N 83°53′10″W / 45.992°N 83.886°W / 45.992; -83.886 (Drummond Island) US rank: 130
Marquette MI Lake Superior 46°30′40″N 87°17′13″W / 46.511°N 87.287°W / 46.511; -87.287 (Marquette) US rank: 13
Presque Isle Harbor MI Lake Superior 46°34′37″N 87°23′06″W / 46.577°N 87.385°W / 46.577; -87.385 (Presque Isle) US rank: 54
Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior MN,WI Lake Superior 46°46′41″N 92°05′46″W / 46.778°N 92.096°W / 46.778; -92.096 (Duluth–Superior) duluthport.com US rank: 18
Two Harbors MN Lake Superior 47°00′14″N 91°39′47″W / 47.004°N 91.663°W / 47.004; -91.663 (Two Harbors) US rank: 41
Silver Bay MN Lake Superior 47°17′02″N 91°16′34″W / 47.284°N 91.276°W / 47.284; -91.276 (Silver Bay) US rank: 65
Taconite MN Lake Superior 47°31′23″N 90°55′44″W / 47.523°N 90.929°W / 47.523; -90.929 (Taconite)
Sault Ste. Marie MI St. Marys River

Rivers and inland[edit]

Canada[edit]
Port of / de Prov. Water body Coords. Website Features & notes[1]
Port-Cartier QC St Lawrence River 49°57′00″N 66°58′01″W / 49.95°N 66.967°W / 49.95; -66.967 (Port-Cartier) qcmines.com
Baie-Comeau QC St Lawrence River 49°14′20″N 68°07′44″W / 49.239°N 68.129°W / 49.239; -68.129 (Baie-Comeau) tc.gc.ca
Saguenay QC St Lawrence River 48°24′07″N 70°49′55″W / 48.402°N 70.832°W / 48.402; -70.832 (Saguenay) [1] CA rank: 18
Québec QC St Lawrence River 46°48′47″N 71°13′08″W / 46.813°N 71.219°W / 46.813; -71.219 (Québec) portquebec.ca CA rank: 5
Trois-Rivières QC St Lawrence River 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.35°N 72.55°W / 46.35; -72.55 (Trois-Rivières) porttr.com CA rank: 15
Montréal QC St Lawrence Seaway, St Lawrence River 0n. mi. L[2] 1000 n. mi. to deep water 45°30′32″N 73°33′14″W / 45.509°N 73.554°W / 45.509; -73.554 (Montréal) port-montreal.com CA rank: 4
United States[edit]
Port of State Water body Coords. Website Features & notes[3]
Minneapolis MN upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. R[4] 44°59′38″N 93°16′26″W / 44.994°N 93.274°W / 44.994; -93.274 (Minneapolis)
St. Paul MN upper Mississippi River, 839 mi. L[4] 44°57′07″N 93°03′43″W / 44.952°N 93.062°W / 44.952; -93.062 (St. Paul) US rank: 74
Rock Island IL upper Mississippi River, 483 mi. L[4] 41°29′20″N 90°34′01″W / 41.489°N 90.567°W / 41.489; -90.567 (Rock Island)
St. Louis and East St. Louis MO,IL upper Mississippi River 180 mi. R,[4] Missouri River 0 mi. R[5] 38°34′N 90°14′W / 38.57°N 90.23°W / 38.57; -90.23 (St. Louis) missouriports.org US rank: 24
Cairo IL Mississippi River lower 954 mi. L,[6] upper 0 mi. L;[4] Ohio River981 mi. R[7] 37°00′47″N 89°10′01″W / 37.013°N 89.167°W / 37.013; -89.167 (Cairo)
Memphis TN Mississippi River, 735 mi. L[6] 35°10′55″N 90°03′43″W / 35.182°N 90.062°W / 35.182; -90.062 (Memphis) portofmemphis.com US rank: 45
Helena AR Mississippi River, 663 mi. R[6] 34°31′19″N 90°34′59″W / 34.522°N 90.583°W / 34.522; -90.583 (Helena) US rank: 120
Greenville MS Mississippi River, 532 mi. R[6] 33°21′32″N 91°07′37″W / 33.359°N 91.127°W / 33.359; -91.127 (Greenville) US rank: 90
Vicksburg MS Mississippi River, 436 mi. L[6] 32°20′06″N 90°54′04″W / 32.335°N 90.901°W / 32.335; -90.901 (Vicksburg) US rank: 81
Natchez MS Mississippi River, 363 mi. L[6] 31°33′14″N 91°23′17″W / 31.554°N 91.388°W / 31.554; -91.388 (Natchez)
Baton Rouge LA Mississippi River, 228 mi. R[6] 30°25′23″N 91°11′56″W / 30.423°N 91.199°W / 30.423; -91.199 (Baton Rouge) portgbr.com US rank: 14
New Orleans LA Mississippi River, 103 mi. L[6] 29°54′50″N 90°05′06″W / 29.914°N 90.085°W / 29.914; -90.085 (New Orleans) portno.com US rank: 7[8]
Sioux City IA Missouri River, 732 mi. L[5] 42°29′20″N 96°25′05″W / 42.489°N 96.418°W / 42.489; -96.418 (Sioux City) [9]
Kansas City MO Missouri River, 370 mi. R[5] 39°06′54″N 94°36′29″W / 39.115°N 94.608°W / 39.115; -94.608 (Kansas City) kcportauthority.com US rank: 52[9]
Pittsburgh PA Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers, 0 mi.[7] 40°26′31″N 80°00′58″W / 40.442°N 80.016°W / 40.442; -80.016 (Pittsburgh) port.pittsburgh.pa.us US rank: 22[9]
Huntington WV, KY, OH Ohio River, 309 mi. L, elev. 515 ft.[7] 38°26′02″N 82°25′12″W / 38.434°N 82.42°W / 38.434; -82.42 (Huntington) US rank: 10[9]
Cincinnati OH Ohio River, 472 mi. R[7] 39°05′38″N 84°30′18″W / 39.094°N 84.505°W / 39.094; -84.505 (Cincinnati) US rank: 43[9]
Louisville KY Ohio River, 604 mi. L[7] 38°15′50″N 85°45′40″W / 38.264°N 85.761°W / 38.264; -85.761 (Louisville) US rank: 66[9]
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville IN Ohio River portsofindiana.com/jeffersonville
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon IN Ohio River, 829 mi. R[7] 37°55′19″N 87°52′30″W / 37.922°N 87.875°W / 37.922; -87.875 (Mount Vernon) portsofindiana.com/mount_vernon US rank: 69[9]
Nashville TN Cumberland River 36°09′54″N 86°46′30″W / 36.165°N 86.775°W / 36.165; -86.775 (Nashville) US rank: 86[9]
Chattanooga TN Tennessee River 35°01′26″N 85°19′37″W / 35.024°N 85.327°W / 35.024; -85.327 (Chattanooga) US rank: 105[9]
Guntersville AL Tennessee River 34°22′26″N 86°17′17″W / 34.374°N 86.288°W / 34.374; -86.288 (Guntersville) US rank: 110[9]
Decatur AL Tennessee River 34°34′52″N 86°58′59″W / 34.581°N 86.983°W / 34.581; -86.983 (Decatur) decaturtransit.com [9]
Tulsa OK Arkansas River 36°13′05″N 95°44′24″W / 36.218°N 95.74°W / 36.218; -95.74 (Tulsa) tulsaport.com
Tulsa USACE: Kerr-McClellan Arkansas River Navigation System
Kerr/McClellan Navigational Channel,[9]
Shreveport-Bossier LA Red River 32°30′54″N 93°44′24″W / 32.515°N 93.74°W / 32.515; -93.74 (Shreveport-Bossier) portsb.com [9]
Albany NY Hudson River 42°38′35″N 73°44′53″W / 42.643°N 73.748°W / 42.643; -73.748 (Albany) portofalbany.com US rank: 63
Port Columbus GA Chattahoochee River 32°27′00″N 84°58′59″W / 32.45°N 84.983°W / 32.45; -84.983 (Columbus, Georgia)
Port Bainbridge GA Lake Seminole 30°54′18″N 84°34′16″W / 30.905°N 84.571°W / 30.905; -84.571 (Bainbridge) gaports.com
Walla Walla WA Columbia, Snake rivers 46°03′54″N 118°19′48″W / 46.065°N 118.33°W / 46.065; -118.33 (Walla Walla) portwallawalla.com
Sacramento CA Sacramento River 38°33′22″N 121°28′08″W / 38.556°N 121.469°W / 38.556; -121.469 (Sacramento) portofsacramento.com
Stockton CA San Joaquin River 37°57′11″N 121°18′58″W / 37.953°N 121.316°W / 37.953; -121.316 (Stockton) portofstockton.com US rank: 111
Port of Philadelphia PA Delaware River
Port of Richmond VA James River [10]

South America[edit]

Proposed[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Canada ranking from Transport Canada.[1]
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway distances from Seaway Handbook.[2]
  • United States ranking from American Association of Port Authorities.[3]
  • Upper Mississippi River distances from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[4]
  • Lower Mississippi River distances from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[6]
  • Ohio River distances from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[7]
  • Missouri River distances from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[5]
  • Mississippi Basin ports marked.[9]
  • Some ports were part of the Dubai Ports World controversy.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marine Transportation, Table 8-17," Canada's Marine Domestic &International Traffic Handled for CPA's and Other Ports, 2003–2004" Transportation in Canada 2005, Transport Canada; domestic and foreign in megatonnes.
  2. ^ a b c d Distance from the Montreal start of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in nautical miles; for river sides facing down stream L=left, R=right. Seaway Handbook - Complete 2006 Edition. Also Trade Mission Brochure, Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System.
  3. ^ a b c Port rankings by tonnage from [AAPA website], accessed 2 Oct 2012
  4. ^ a b c d e f Distance up the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. St. Paul and Rock Island Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  5. ^ a b c d Distance up the Missouri River from St. Louis, Missouri; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Distance up the Mississippi River from Head of Passes, Louisiana; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. 1998 Mississippi River Navigation Charts, Upper Mississippi River Mile 300 to Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Also Index of maps by river mile 1998 Mississippi River Navigation Charts.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Distance down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; side of the river as one faces down river, L=left, R=right. Louisville and Huntington Districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  8. ^ a b Dubai Ports World controversy
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mississippi watershed
  10. ^ "Port of Richmond". 
  11. ^ http://www.mondaytimes.co.ug/details.php?option=acat&a=1485#.VyRQvyb6xQI