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Location & Access

The Owensboro Riverport is on the banks of the Ohio River at Mile 759, northwest of Owensboro, Kentucky at 1771 River Road.

The Owensboro Riverport’s central location in the United States is the perfect location for the distribution of goods to the Midwest, South, and beyond. With access to the Ohio River, the CSX rail, and interstate roadways, the riverport provides a valuable opportunity to deliver goods and materials to 50% of the nation’s population within one day’s travel time.

As the premier inland port in the Ohio River Valley, the Owensboro Riverport is a customer-oriented, market-focused intermodal facility that contributes to commerce and economic growth for Owensboro and the region.


Oftentimes, the most cost-effective method of transport is via barge. River transport is a low-impact, environmentally friendly, and safe method of transportation.

The Owensboro Riverport has the capacity to load, unload, store, and transfer large quantities of bulk material. Special cargo, such as the transport of heavy equipment, are well within our capabilities. Owensboro Riverport is served by all major barge lines on the Ohio River.


The Owensboro Riverport property is bisected by the CSX main line running from Louisville, Kentucky to Evansville, Indiana. The Riverport has three spurs that intersect the main line – two leading directly to warehouse docks and bulk product dump pits and the third to a 125-railcar capacity rail loop.


The Owensboro Riverport is adjacent to the US 60 bypass and close to I-165, which directly connects to Interstate 65 – a major route extending north to south, connecting the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes.


Owensboro Riverport is just four miles (6.4 kilometers) north of the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, which features an 8,000 by 150 feet (2,438 x 46m), newly upgraded concrete runway that can easily accommodate heavy cargo operations and any large charter needs.