St Louis plans to dock box ships far up the Mississippi
A PRIVATE development team unveiled plans to build a cargo terminal on 300 acres of land along the Mississippi in Herculaneum, 30 miles south of downtown St Louis, reports St Louis Business Journal.
The team consists of four companies, Florida-based American Patriot Container Transport, Texas-based Hawtex Development Corp, Maryland Heights-based developer Fred Weber Inc and The Doe Run Co, a St Louis metals company, with it to be built at the existing Riverview Commerce Park.
When the port opens, St Louis would serve as the northernmost hub on a new shipping route up the Mississippi River that would bring container shipping to the Midwest and alleviate strains on the supply chain.
“We’re introducing a whole new concept of southbound containerised cargo which creates a new option for shippers, in a world that needs a new option. Because if you look at the next 10 years, the growth demand is spectacular. And if we have problems today, we need something new,” said American Patriot Container Transport CEO Sal Litrico.