You are viewing this page in an application that does not support the display of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Please visit to view this page in your default Web browser.

Skip to page content.

The general cargo handling facilities include a 30-ton bridge crane with barge to truck discharge capability and truck to barge loading capabilities. Current commodities handled by the crane include steel coils, stainless steel scrap, coal, petroleum coke, iron ore, and aggregates. The floodwall opening is more than ample to allow truck traffic, with the crane area having an adequate area for staging trucks.

Downstream from the general cargo crane is the bulk commodity terminal facility. The facility has the capability to transfer commodities including coal, grain, and fertilizer from rail hopper cars to barges. A 23,000 ft. double-loop rail track with the capability to handle 120 car unit trains is designed primarily for coal. The facility is complete with a dumper vault building with track-mounted rail car indexer for receiving the bulk cargo, a conveyor system for transferring the cargo to ground storage or to barges, and a variable speed blending system. The marine facility at the termination of the conveyor system has the capacity to fleet a total of 60 barges. The transfer terminal was designed with the capability to handle dry bulk commodities at a rate of 2,000 tons/hour.

Primary Equipment
Quantity Equipment
1 Loader
1 Locomotive

In addition, the port owns two large grapples for handling scrap stainless and two large buckets for handling bulk commodities. The largest of these buckets is a 27-yard capacity bucket. Additional equipment required for operations is supplied by Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring.

Louisville-Jefferson County Riverport Authority | 502-935-6024