St. Louis Port Authority

The Port Authority of the City of St. Louis supports economic development in the City’s 6,000-acre Port District, which lies along the City’s 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage. In addition to managing leases for City-owned property in this area, the Authority works with shipping stakeholders across the bi-state area to promote regional commerce.

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RE PORT DEVELOPMENT, the Port Authority:
  • Works with long-term operator of the City's Municipal River Terminal to increase throughput and promote creation of value-added economic opportunities from that throughput.
  • Participates in a wide-variety of redevelopment projects across the Port District.
  • Meets regularly with state and federal agencies and others to develop port infrastructure funding and expedite river-borne commerce both in the City and throughout our region.
  • Meets with regional freight stakeholders to promote shipping in the metropolitan area.  Members of this Port Working Group take turns sponsoring a working lunch the first Wednesday of even-numbered months at rotating locations.

RE PORT OPERATIONS, the Port Authority:

  • Processes lease agreements for City-owned property through the City of St. Louis Port Authority Commission and various other City entities as required.
  • Coordinates permits for 3-day mooring privileges with the Director of the City's Street Department.
  • Prepares documents required for monthly meetings of the City of St. Louis Port Authority Commission.

Most Active Pages

Municipal River Terminal

Current Projects by SLDC and the St. Louis Port Authority

Warehouse Upgrade Project, plans and specs now being prepared

North Dock Repair Project, underway

  • Project Cost: $619,300
  • Contractor: St. Louis Bridge Construction Co.

South Dock Reconstruction, completed July 2013

Request for Proposals

RFP for Warehouse Upgrade Project will be issued late summer 2015.
Confluence of the Rivers Des Peres and Mississippi.

FLEETING: view of south riverfront looking north.  From St. Louis, 30-45 barge tows operate downstream and 15-or-fewer barge tows operate upstream.  Fleeting areas, like barge parking lots, allow tows to be reconfigured, depending upon origin and destination of goods.

Port Development, contact Susan Taylor,

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 657-3740

1520 Market Street , Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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