‘Game-changer:’ Missouri Chamber president advocates for new port in St. Louis region

10 Dec 2021


A proposed port in the St. Louis area could streamline the region’s ability to export agricultural goods — an improvement the head of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry said was a vital opportunity for the Midwest. 

Marine transportation managers plan to locate the port on the Mississippi River in Jefferson County. With the expanded Panama Canal bringing ships to the Gulf of Mexico, Chamber President Dan Mehan said a new port would provide a more effective distribution center for cargo transporters and Midwest agriculture exporters. 

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