St. Louis Region’s Ports Highlighted in National Trade Magazine

St. Louis Region’s Ports Highlighted in National Trade Magazine
September 2, 2021 Jerry Vallely
Aerial image of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, showing an active river

National media outlets continue to shine a spotlight on the strength of the bi-state St. Louis region’s port system. The latest coverage can be found in the current edition of the Freight Business Journal North America, which included our port system in a roundup article focusing on how ports in America’s heartland are helping to ease congestion from coast-to-coast.  With supply chain disruptions continuing to ripple through the American and global freight network, the article highlights how intermodal operations at most Midwest ports have barely skipped a beat, largely due to their central location and, in the case of the St. Louis ports, the modal flexibility we have here.

The article also highlights Cosmos Corp., a pet care manufacturing company headquartered in the St. Louis region that is continuing to invest and grow here to take advantage of the global connectivity available, and calls attention to the $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge linking Missouri and Illinois in Downtown St. Louis. This vital rail artery across the Mississippi River is one of the nation’s primary east-west rail corridors serving the nation’s third largest rail hub.

You can read the full article here, starting on page 9:

North America’s heartland ports help ease congestion from coast-to-coast