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Ports Gibson County

We have a few ports that make commerce possible and easy.

Port of Memphis

The International Port of Memphis is the second largest inland port on the shallow draft portion of the Mississippi River, and the 4th largest inland Port in the United States. The International Port of Memphis covers the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi River from river Mile 725 to mile 740. Within this 15 mile reach, there are 68 water fronted facilities, 37 of which are terminal facilities moving products such as: petroleum, tar, asphalt, cement, steel, coal, salt, fertilizers, rock & gravel, and of course grains. The International Port of Memphis is 400 river miles from St. Louis and 600 River miles from New Orleans and is ice free year round.

Port of Cates Landing

Close proximity to major interstates:

  • I-55
  • I-155
  • I-40
  • I-24
  • I-69

Mid-point along corridor connecting Canada and Mexico

Near World’s largest Freight Airport and rail center: Memphis, TN

Site located in Tennessee Valley Authority service area

Expandable Intermodal Port Dock and transload facility serving barge, rail, and truck

9,000 linear feet of slack water Harbor operable year round (expandable to 14,000 Linear feet)

Rail access to Canadian National Railroad


Gibson County rests in northwestern Tennessee, just 12 miles from I-40, granting easy entry to Memphis and Nashville. Its well-developed infrastructure links residents and businesses nationwide, making it a prime location for living, working, and leisure.

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