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Container shipping on river barges could boost St. Louis freight

Container shipping on river barges could boost St. Louis freight
December 13, 2016 Zachary Otte

This story was originally published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 6, 2016.


By Jacob Barker| stltoday.com


Regional officials say they’re looking for ways to encourage shippers to send more containers by barge, making inland ports bigger players in global trade. But getting more containers on barges will require improvements to the region’s river freight capabilities.

On Monday, several mayors of cities along the Mississippi River gathered with business and economic development officials at the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s office to outline some of the necessary steps…

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