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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Phone: (314) 657-3740
1520 Market Street
Port Authority Activities
- Marketing and Business Development Services
- Creates new and participates in ongoing redevelopment projects across the Port District.
- Works with St. Louis Regional Freightway (www.thefreightway.com), Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals (www.irpt.net), Missouri Port Authorities Assn (www.missouriports.org), Inland Marine Expo (www.inlandmarineexpo.com), the US Army Corps, and others to promote regional shipping.
- Attends and staffs the Mayor at Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative (www.mrcti.org) and other port-related events .
- Lease Management
- Develops new leases in the Port District.
- Offers mooring leases for fleeting, docking leases for cargo operations, and land leases for associated commerce.
- Resolves issues with existing Port District leases.
- Welcomes river cruise vessels from many ports along the Inland Waterways; expects 24 visits this year (May-Oct) by boats mooring at the Gateway Arch. Coordinates levee parking, clean-up, and other preparations for their arrival.
- Works with local operators of the Gateway Arch cruise and heliport operators.
- Writes state and federal grant app's for Port District infrastructure and planning projects.
- Developing state Advanced Industrial Manufacturing Zone across entire Port District.
- Manages Port District bond activities.
- Develops Port Improvement Districts.
- Municipal River Terminal (MRT)
- Located about 1.5 miles north of the Arch, the MRT is a public, general purpose facility that transloads a wide variety of bulk commodities: salt, steel products, pipes, fertilizer, scrap, grain, aluminum ingots, coal, mulch, magnetite, project cargo, etc. It boasts a 2000' dock, 40-acre yard, rail spur into yard, 90K SF warehouse. It is the northern-most lock- and ice-free port on the Mississippi River.
- The Port Authority works with long-term MRT operator, SCF Lewis and Clark Terminals (www.seacorholdings.com), to continually upgrade the facility and market its options to national and international shipping interests.
- In concert with SCF, the Port Authority plans and manages MRT construction projects. Rail upgrade now ongoing to allow the MRT to handle unit trains.
Port Director: Susan Taylor, 314.657.3740, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current Projects by SLDC and the St. Louis Port Authority
Municipal River Terminal Rail Improvements: Construction Contract, 2018-2020
- Project Cost: approximately $8M, in phases: Phase I now being determined
- Project Schedule: Phase I now underway, $1.2M, St. Louis Bridge Construction Co., project to be completed early summer 2019. Phase II now in design, anticipated out for bid summer of 2019.
Municipal River Terminal Rail Improvements: Engineering Contracts, 2016-2020
- Civil Engineering: Jacobs Engineers, subconsultant ABNA; contract currently ongoing. Scope: technical plans/specs for site grading and drainage plan, floodwall gate improvements; construction documents; assist with construction management.
- Rail Engineers: Design Nine Engineering Services for Railroads and Industry, contract ongoing. Scope: design MRT Access Plan, create technical plans and specs, provide construction management. For SCF, Design9 developed the MRT site plan and overall track layout.
#5 Clinton Street Lease, 2019
- 157K SF former steel manufacturing plant with overhead cranes and office suites on 6.45 acres
- close to I-70, TRRA tracks, Municipal River Terminal
- rail spur into building, two rolling overhead vehicular doors
- two adjacent vacant parcels also available
- lease currently in preliminary negotiations
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.
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Phone: (314) 657-3740
1520 Market Street , Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103