PortKC launches new inland port development

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PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by missingkc » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:04 pm

New multimodal facility on site of old AK Steel near 485, Front St., and MO River. Rail, highway, and barge access.

https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/2018/0 ... hrough-p3/

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by warwickland » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:57 am

Interesting

I always wondered why there was so little river activity around KC and on the missouri river in general. must be some navigational reason for that, or maybe just inertia with most of the ports being on the mississippi in the state.

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Post by flyingember » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:36 am

You can transfer to a railroad at St. Louis to get to KC so why take a boat here?

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by moderne » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:57 am

Bulk by barge is cheaper than rail.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by TrolliKC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:29 am

This is really positive news - I assume KC will keep its other port. With the difficulties trucking is experiencing - demand for commodity barge traffic should really accelerate over the next couple of years.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by FangKC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:44 pm

I'm guessing that the renewed need for river barge traffic has something to do with the fact that 40 percent of American grain (mostly grown in the Midwest) is sent overseas now. A large amount of that is probably shipped out from New Orleans or Houston. Shipping grain from the Midwest using the Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi makes the most sense when so much volume of grain is being sent over the oceans. The Chinese are also buying a lot of sand and cement for building construction. I think I read recently that China now uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by normalthings » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:06 pm

The new inland port “Missouri River Terminal” is supposed to be an intermodal container port. Not commodities like the current one. UrbanSTL has a lot of information about a group called Americans Patriot Holdings that is about to build a line of river container ships. These new ships will service Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi River cities out of a base just south of New Orleans.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by alejandro46 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:39 am

This is a terrible part of the city, environmentally ravaged and blighted after decades of heavy industry

I think this this is actually a really exciting project as labor and fuel continues to push overland truck shipping up and up in cost. Will be interested to see the final plans.

I have read several articles about planned ports near STL in Herculaneum using those Patriot Holdings ships.
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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by normalthings » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:41 am

The KC port authority hosted an event for that shipping company. Sounds like they are he ones who plan on using this port

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by missingkc » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Well, as long as we're going to keep the Missouri a big ditch, I would like to see as much economic benefit come from it as possible.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by warwickland » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm

a limiting factor for the missouri river is the last lock in the chain of rocks canal on the mississippi just north of st. louis, along with depth and all of the wing dikes. if they can scale these container ships down to work with that and still be profitable then great. all of the renderings of these things i have seen are for the non-lock and dam section of the mississippi river for st.louis and south and are rather large.

that being said im all about getting trucks off of I-70.

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Re: PortKC launches new inland port development

Post by warwickland » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 pm

alejandro46 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:39 am
This is a terrible part of the city, environmentally ravaged and blighted after decades of heavy industry

I think this this is actually a really exciting project as labor and fuel continues to push overland truck shipping up and up in cost. Will be interested to see the final plans.

I have read several articles about planned ports near STL in Herculaneum using those Patriot Holdings ships.
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https://www.workboat.com/news/coastal-i ... -services/

https://www.stltoday.com/business/local ... 3f30c.html
here's a quote from that post-dispatch article:

Because the vessels are too large to get through the Mississippi River lock and dam system that starts north of St. Louis, officials said, the St. Louis area is a logical place to locate a loading and unloading hub, fed by rail, barge and truck.

Litrico said that of the local ports, his firm preferred Jefferson County because it’s south of the metro area’s bridges, which could cause clearance problems during high-water periods.

Litrico’s company also plans to build somewhat smaller container vessels that could get through the locks and also use tributaries such as the Missouri and Illinois rivers

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