Semo Port


The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (Semo Port) is located near Cape Girardeau MO, at Scott City MO.  Semo
Port is on the Mississippi River, midway between St. Louis MO and Memphis TN. The 1800′ slackwater harbor is located 48 miles upstream from Cairo IL (Ohio River) and 147 miles downstream
from St. Louis (Illinois River and Missouri River).

Semo Port Railroad, Inc. (SE) is a common carrier switching railroad which serves Semo Port and nearby industries.  It connects with the two major western rail systems, Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.  The SE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Semo Port.

Semo Port has ready access to all five modes of transportation: river, rail, highway, pipeline, and air.  Interstate highways 55, 57, and 24 are located nearby.  Enterprise Products pipelines for petroleum products and natural gas are one mile away.  The regional airport is four miles by direct highway.

Land is available for lease to port-related industries, terminals, and distribution facilities.  Team tracks are available for rail-truck transfer of cargo. Several companies operate terminals and provide cargo transfer between barge, rail, and truck.  This web site is designed to provide information to those interested in Semo Port’s facilities and services.