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Since 1978, the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport serves as the only public port on the east side of the Mississippi River in Kentucky. This port is located on the lower Mississippi at mile 922 in the Elvis J. Stahr Harbor, with no locks south of St. Louis, Missouri, creating a distinct advantage with regard to waterborne shipping costs. It is also located in the geographic center of a major grain producing area.
The vision of the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority is to be a leader in commercial/industrial development and an economic benefit to our community through leadership, stewardship and partnership in marine and industrial expansion by focusing on the retention and attraction of businesses and jobs as related to transportation, facilities, future development and the environment and to be a catalyst for expanding the integration of marine, land and rail transportation systems in a safe, efficient, economical and environmentally sound manner while achieving these goals through effective planning, management and marketing of the port’s assets and facilities.