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Arkansas River Ports

Fort Smith Port Authority

The availability of low cost river transportation has a beneficial impact on the economic development of northwest Arkansas. The predominant cargo is steel, including coiled plate, coiled wire rod, and bars. 

Jeff Dingman
623 Garrison Ave., Ste 315
P. O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, AR 72902

Five Rivers Distribution, LLC  

Five Rivers Distribution
Marty Shell
P. O. Box 5606, Van Buren, AR  72957

Little Rock Port Authority

The Port of Little Rock encompasses 2,640 acres of industrial property and has two barge docking facilities, one on a slack water harbor and the other on the main navigation channel. The Port owns and maintains its own railroad that handles over 10,000 cars/year. The port supports over 50 industrial firms that employ over 3,500 people. The Little Rock area is served by five interstate highways: I-40 and I-30 are major commercial routes serving both coasts, and I-430 and I-630 are loops that link the major routes.  I-440 directly connects the two main interstates and serves the airport and the Little Rock Port Authority.

Bryan Day, Director
10600 Industrial Harbor Drive
Little Rock, 72206

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County

The oldest public port on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, the Port of Pine Bluff's 372-acre Harbor Industrial District is located on a natural slackwater harbor. Seven industries are located in the district, in addition to a Corps of Engineers marine terminal and a U.S. Coast Guard station. A 20-acre public terminal, owned by The Port Authority and operated by Watco Transloading, LLC, offers barge transloading, warehousing, and bulk storage. Rail service is provided by Union Pacific, with reciprocal switching by BNSF. 

Lou Ann Nisbett, Executive Director
P.O. Box 5069, Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Bruce Oakley, INC

Bruce Oakley, Inc. operates as a commodity trading, distribution, and transportation company. The company offers barges that transport bulk industrial and agricultural commodities; trucking, including end-dumps, hoppers, pneumatics, vacuum tanks, frac sand, and flat beds; bulk and bag fertilizers and salts; vessel freight; river ports and stevedoring; and dry goods barge towing services. It also engages in bagging, packaging, retail, and wholesale fertilizer sales services; provides fuel transportation services; and purchases grains from producers and other grain businesses, and sells to livestock industry. 

P.O. Box 17880
3700 Lincoln Ave
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
501-945-0875 | 800-662-0875 | Fax 501-945-6970

Arkansas River Terminals

Arkansas City - Bunge | Arkansas Valley

Dardanelle - Bruce Oakley
Dumas/Pendleton - Bruce Oakley | Riceland
Morrilton - Bruce Oakley
North Little Rock - Bruce Oakley

 Pine Bluff - Bunge | Gavilon | Watco

 Five Rivers Distribution, LLC

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co

Division of CGB Enterprises, INC.
2724 Bunge Rd, Arkansas City, AR 71630          
(870) 877-2312

Justin Oakley (Contact)                                          
4435 South Arkansas Ave
Russellville AR 72801

Michael Murphy, Terminal Manager
4113 Emmett Sanders Road,
Pine Bluff, AR
T: (870) 692-3043

Marty Shell, Henrietta Justice

P.O. Box 5606, 2020 Riverfront Dr., Van Buren, AR 72957
(479) 474-7931

Ben Broyles, Regional Manager
P.O. Box 1252, Van Buren, AR 72957

101 East Capitol Ave. Suite 370
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone (501) 682-1173
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