Arkansas Waterways Commission

Our Rivers. Our Responsibility.


Arkansas River

Public Terminals:

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
200 Navy Rd.
P. O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, AR 72901

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. 

Allison J. H. Thompson, CEcD, FM, EDFP Pres./CEO
Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, AR
510 Main Street, Pine Bluff, AR  71601
P.O. Box 5069, Pine Bluff, AR  71611-5069
o- 870.535.0110
c- 870.510.2674

Private Terminals:

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

Bruce Oakley, INC - North Little Rock

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. 

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

Arkansas River at Mile 202 between Fort Smith and Little Rock.
(Easy access from Interstate 40)
Grain and heated warehouse with total capacity of 500,000 bushels
Grain shipped by barge bound for New Orleans
32,500 square feet of heated warehouse storage
Products Handled:
Fertilizer. Woodchips. Grain. Steel. Aluminum. Feed Products.
Buddy Buendtner | Manager
Phone: 800-530-7542 or 479-968-3059

Janet Smith l Accounting
Phone: 479-968-3059
Email: jsmith@bruceoakley.comTel: 800-530-7542 or 479-968-3059
Fax: 479-968-4585
4435 South Arkansas Ave
Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Arkansas River at Mile 172 off State Highway 9
(Easy access to Interstate 40 by Exit 108)
Grain Storage Capacity:
500,000 bushels
Fertilizer Dome:
6,000 ton capacity. Bulk fertilizer and salt.
Loading and Unloading:
Trucks and barges
Buddy Buendtner | Manager
Phone: 501-354-4684

Kim Norton | Accounting
Phone: 501-354-4684 or 800-750-4684
Tel: 501-354-4684 or 800-750-4684
Fax: 501-354-8194
1110 Hwy 9
Morrilton, Arkansas 72110

Arkansas River at mile marker 21.6
Capable of working 3 barges simultaneously
Fertilizer Storage Capacity:
20,000 tons
Liquid Storage Capacity:
3,600 tons
Grain Storage Capacity:
4.4 million bushels
Bulk Rock Sales:
From small truck loads to large construction projects.

Jason Hearn | Manager
Phone: 870-382-5100
Fax: 870-382-6619
General E-mail:
332 Hwy 212 East
Dumas, Arkansas 71639

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co.
CGB has been an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1969, when it began modestly in a small office in St. Louis, Missouri with three employees. Today, CGB operates an enterprise with a diverse team overseeing a family of businesses focused on agriculture and transportation, differentiated by our true commitment to serving our customers.
Locations (others are on the Mississippi River):

Van Buren
1800 Riverfront Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956
PO Box 1252 Van Buren, AR 72957
Phone: (479) 474-7931
Fax: (479) 474-1818

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co.
Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) is a division of CGB Enterprises, Inc. which began as a transportation company in 1970, primarily focused on moving freight from north to south on the inland waterways of the United States.

1800 Riverfront Road
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-7931River Mile:
Arkansas River – Mile 299

Center Point Terminal Co., LLC
Terminal operations include the receipt of distillate fuels and gasoline products via the marine
dock and by pipeline. Liquid products are off-loaded from barges/pipeline to the designated
storage tank. Product load-out at the marine dock to barges includes distillate fuel, bio-diesel,
and gasoline. Gasoline vapors from the load-out of gasoline into barges are subject to control via
a vapor recovery unit (VRU). The VRU is to be a carbon absorption unit.

North Little Rock
Center Point Terminal Company, LLC
3206 Gribble St., North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114

Available products Caustic, Bio-Diesel, Distillates
Total storage capacity 130,000 bbls
Supply method Barge
Outloading method Truck
Harold Mitchell
(501) 945-7497

Pine Bluff
Center Point Terminal Company, LLC
4303 Emmett Sanders Rd., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71601

Available products No. 2 Oil, Caustic
Total storage capacity 126,000 bbls
Supply method Barge
Outloading method Truck, Barge
Harold Mitchell

Gavilon Grain, LLC
At Gavilon, we combine a network of more than 120 local grain elevators with international destination markets, which allows us to handle more than a billion bushels of grain per year. We use this strategic global network to build relationships, connect producers and consumers of grain, food and feed ingredients, and crop nutrients, and provide competitive values across these supply chains.

Pine Bluff Location
509 Island Harbor Marina Rd
White Hall, AR 71602
Jay Boucher
(918) 266-8777

Little Rock Location
9001 Lindsey Rd Bldg F
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 490-7750

Watco is a single-source transportation and supply chain services company with locations throughout North America and Australia. Founded in 1983, we grew from one locomotive into a leading transportation services company. Today, we own and operate a diverse and unmatched network of short line railroads, terminals, ports, and mechanical shops.

Pine Bluff Terminal
4113 Emmett Sanders Road,
Pine Bluff, AR
T: (870) 535-6480

Bunge North America is an agribusiness and food ingredient company dedicated to improving the global food supply chain. From the farm to the table, our team supplies raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the livestock, poultry, food processor, food services and bakery industries.

Sherrill Location
8902 Trulock Bay Road
Sherrill, AR 72152
United States

Arkhola Sand & Gravel Company
Arkhola has been a leading supplier to the construction industry in Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma for nearly 110 years. Arkhola produces sand, crushed stone, ready-mixed concrete, hot mix asphalt, and recently entered the construction market in 2018.
Terminal site:
402 Riverfront Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956
+1 479-471-6381
Fort Smith Office:
(479) 785-4271
1010 Frontier Rd, Barling, AR 72923
Muskogee Office:
(918) 686-8081
2402 S 6th St W, Muskogee, OK 74401

Big River Materials
Big River Materials, Inc was founded in 2009, and is located at 571 Robinson Ln in Russellville.
Additional information is available at or by contacting at (479) 968-7666.

Jeffrey Sand Company
We supply high-quality sand and gravel in Central Arkansas from two distribution facilities located on the banks of the Arkansas River. From product quality and customer service to equipment maintenance and safety standards, we take pride in a job well done – and we've been doing jobs well since 1958. Our team is consistent and dependable, just like our products. Contact us today and see what Jeffrey Sand can do for you.

6511 Hwy 319 W, Conway, AR 72034
+1 501-329-8121

North Little Rock
2200 Lincoln Ave, North Little Rock, AR 72114
+1 501-945-4161

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel has been laying a foundation for the future since 1913. We specialize in marine construction and material production/sales throughout the Midsouth, expanding from Southeast Arkansas along rivers and waterways through Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a family-owned business, safety and customer support are always our top priorities. Contact Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel today for details and find out what our team can do for you.

Products and Services:
Riprap production and supply
Construction aggregate production and supply
Marine construction and support services
Marine transportation capabilities
Concrete and asphalt production in
Southeast Arkansas

200 N Kansas St, Pine Bluff, AR 71603
+1 870-850-2321

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