Why Invest in the River

  • Waterways and ports help drive Minnesota’s economy. Failure to invest in our waterways and ports will hurt Minnesota’s exports, business sales and job creation.
    Source: U.S. Chamber
  • With smart investment, we can handle increasing cargo lads efficiently, begin to address problems caused by congestion and delays and power Minnesota’s economic growth.
    Source: U.S. Chamber

Mississippi River

  • The Mississippi River transports over 50% of Minnesota’s agricultural exports.
    Source: U.S. Chamber

Saint Paul Harbor

  • The Saint Paul Harbor is made of 2.1 miles of dock wall or unloading area
  • The Saint Paul Harbor includes 7.4 mils (38,985 linear feet) of fleeting
  • The Saint Paul Harbor includes four river terminals, 30 businesses and 774 jobs
  • About 5 million tons of commodities go through SPPA terminals each year (primarily grain, corn, soybeans, wheat, sand fertilizer, road salt and coal)

St Paul Area Shipping Stats

  • 2015 Inbound: 3,895,549 tons shipped into the Saint Paul Area; 69% of all MN river shipping (compared to 4,110,644 in Duluth/Superior).
    Source: State of Minnesota
  • 2015 Outbound: 2,991,472 tons shipped out of the Saint Paul Area; 50% of all MN river shipping exports (compared to 28,757,280 tons in Duluth/Superior).
    Source: State of Minnesota
  • Top imports: aggregate, fertilizer, salt and cement