The Mississippi River has long been the waterborne shipping corridor of the Midwest, and continues today as a vital channel for bulk cargo. River transportation plays an especially important role in grain, petroleum, and steel logistics.

One of the main reasons for West Memphis’ heavy volume is its dependability. Since the West Memphis Port is a Mississippi Main Channel Port it never closes from silt deposits or periods of low water.

With a loading capacity of 100 tons, the port operates a general-purpose river terminal and a special-purpose grain terminal, some with direct-to-truck access. Both are within five miles of Interstates 40 and 55.

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