City of Aberdeen Port
The City of Aberdeen Port is located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Tenn-Tom) in Monroe County, Mississippi. Owned by the city, it provides comprehensive shipping facilities for commercial and industrial needs. It is between Tupelo and Columbus. The most common types of cargo that are transported include slag, potash, clay, and petroleum and wood products. It is an inland port, designed mainly for barge traffic. One of the main uses is to receive petroleum products from the Gulf Coast for distribution to the local area markets.
A thriving port for many years, one of the first crops transported on the river was cotton. Today it’s known as the chemical manufacturing capital of Northeast Mississippi. Some of the largest manufacturing plants are located nearby. It is home to Georgia-Gulf Corporation, Tenn-Tom Pallet, Eutaw Construction and Comer Packing as well as Tronox Chemical located close by.
Facilities and Services
The port is accommodated with two docks along with mooring structures. There is a mobile crane available and a hard surface loading deck. Truck scales are also available. The location includes a warehouse facility. The port has equipment for bulk loading and unloading, full truck services, barge services, cargo handling, docking and mooring and towing.
In addition, there are 50 acres that are available for development on the property and another 175 nearby. There is also an available industrial site on the other side of the river. Highway 45 is accessible via Interstate 22/78 and a spur to the Kansas City Railway is being planned for construction about one mile away.
City of Aberdeen Port is situated near several important waterways including the Tenn-Tom, Mississippi River, and Mobile Bay River systems. These provide easy barge access to and from the port. It is one of ten ports or harbors along the Tenn-Tom Waterway.
The Tenn-Tom is a system that consists of 14 navigable waterways across several states and extending to the Gulf of Mexico. It connects the Middle American states to the Gulf providing cost-effective transportation. This man-made connecting waterway was designed and built by the Army Corps of Engineers and includes ten locks and dams. The locks are 9 feet by 110 feet by 600 feet and took 12 years to complete.
In addition to providing a major transportation thoroughfare, the rivers and lakes are also popular destinations among fishermen and sportsmen. The region is rich with many types of fish including crappie and catfish. The Blue Bluff Recreation Area on the Aberdeen Lake part of the waterway has public boat ramps, and a complete camping and hunting area with pavilions, swimming areas, beaches, and campsites.
While the port provides jobs for many who work on barges, this type of work can be very dangerous. Companies are required to ensure the safety of their workers, however, if they fail to do so and someone is hurt, their actions might be considered negligent. If you were injured in a maritime accident, we will help protect your rights. Contact us using the online form to discuss your case with us today.