The Port of Kansas City is approximately six acres located in the West Bottoms Industrial District of Kansas City, Mo., at Missouri River mile 367.1 along the designated Marine Highway M-70.
Located near major international railroad intermodal yards of six Class I railroads, numerous interstates and highways, and the central business district of Kansas City, the Port of Kansas City as a true intermodal connector.
As the public partner in the reestablishment of waterborne commerce, the Port Authority is charged to make certain that the following public goods, environmental considerations and economic impacts are maximized:
- One barge is equivalent to 16 railroad cars or 70 truck trailers. The efficiency of waterborne transportation translates into shipper savings of an estimated $10 – $12 per ton. Not only does this decrease the congestion, accidents and maintenance costs for our highway system, but also a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
- Nearly 400 people are employed at 13 public port facilities across the state of Missouri. The Kansas City Port Authority anticipates that approximately 40 direct and indirect jobs will be created in the region when the port re-opens.
- Between 2007 and 2010, approximately $110 million of private capital was generated in the state of Missouri to fund port infrastructure projects. This funding was generated by the leveraging of local, state and Federal funds granted in the amount of $15 million.
For more information, email Branden Leay Criman, Deputy Port Director, or call 816-559-3720.