GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) – As St. Louis gets closer to becoming an international freight hub for China and other countries, it appears Granite City may play a role as well.
America’s Central Port in Granite City is going to get eight and half million dollars to expand thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Frank Miles is the business director for the port says it’s all about cooperation and growth:
“We believe out new south harbor is going to be a huge regional asset that will not only assist the people in southwestern Illinois but also to everybody in the Missouri-Illinois region.”
Besides barge traffic, the Granite City port also includes rail and warehousing, plus the access to two other modes of transportation – truck and air. This will provide shippers both foreign and domestic with low-cost options for the movement of goods and materials.