Owensboro Riverport Authority | 1771 River Road | P.O. Box 21955 | Owensboro, Kentucky 42304
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Harbor Road Terminal

2300 Harbor Road
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301


Owensboro Riverport’s Harbor Road Terminal originally consisted of 420 acres of property located near River Road on the northwest side of Owensboro. Currently, the Riverport actively utilizes 285 acres as a public river terminal and warehousing operation. The remaining acreage has been sold to various industries and businesses as an effort to improve Owensboro and regional economy.

The Riverport has six (6) pile cells and six (6) mooring dolphins for barge slip purposes. A 102-acre rail site featuring nearly 8,200 linear feet of 105 pound Dudley rail is situated for industrial development. This configuration includes an approximate 5,700 linear foot rail loop which can handle locomotive power and up to 84 railcars at 65' length or 100 railcars at 50'. The adjoining acreage can provide adequate space for multiple types of construction and future growth potential. About 700,000 square feet of on- and off-site indoor warehouse space is available. Over 100 acres of paved or rock-based limestone gravel provide outdoor storage yards. Bulk storage is provided via multiple domed facilities totaling 14,200 tons and a grain handling facility highlighted by a 22,500-bushel-per-hour barge loading rate and storage capacity of 690,000 bushels of grain.

Two (2) cranes of 110-ton capacity, one being a crawler model and the other being placed on a floating barge, provide loading and unloading from barge. Also, an entire fleet of loaders, lift trucks, and specialty equipment are available. Lift trucks range from 5,000-52,000 pound lifting capacity.

Tonnage and Commodities

Total tonnage handled at the Owensboro Riverport annually is approximately 860,000 Short Tons. Included in this tonnage figure are approximately 10,000 warehouse truck transfers and 2,000 warehouse rail transfers. Major commodities include aluminum, steel, magnesium, zinc, lead, copper, paper, grain, fertilizer, bulk commodities, project cargo, and general cargo.

In December 2003, the Riverport acquired Foreign Trade Zone status for the entire facility from the Foreign Trade Zone Board and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The Riverport is also designated as a U.S. Port of Entry.

In March 2005, the Riverport received designation as a Licensed Warehouse for North American A-380.1 Aluminum Alloy on the London Metal Exchange’s North American Special Aluminum Alloy Contract (NASAAC).


The Owensboro Riverport is served by water, rail, and highways. Located on Ohio River Mile 759, all major barge lines (including but not limited to American Commercial, Crouse, Ingram, Memco, Mid-South, Ohio River) provide service to the Owensboro area. Tug and/or fleeting services are available 24 hours a day.

Rail service is provided by CSX. The main rail line runs through the port property and directly serves several on-site industries and facilities.

The Riverport is accessed via KY 331 from U.S. 60, or alternatively via Ewing and Medley Roads. The Audubon and Natcher Parkways provide access to Interstates 64 and 65 respectfully.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, located just four (4) miles away, provides commercial commuter air service.

Economic Impact:

Direct impacts = 102 jobs, $15.8 million annually in economic activity.
Year 2000 estimates
Indirect impacts = 449 jobs, $88.7 million annually in economic activity.

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