Illinois International Port

Illinois International Port, also referred to as “the greatest multimodal facility in North America”, is located at the mouth of what is now the Chicago River on Lake Michigan. In the 18th Century, fur trappers, farmers, and lumber producers had a long history of using the port as a distribution point for their products.

Today, Illinois International Port has two major waterfronts and is regarded as the finest deep draft and shallow draft terminal on the Great Lakes and inland river system, offering access by ocean, lake, and river.

This port moves more general cargo than any other port on the Great Lakes, maintaining Chicago’s place among the top 36 ports in the nation.

Clayton Harris III
3600 E. 95th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617-5193

Illinois Ports Association

Illinois leads the nation in production of soybeans, an important protein source for animals and humans around the world. ISA believes that by working together, we can solve our greatest challenges and positively impact our future. As an organization committed to leading collaborative efforts that bring innovative solutions, this website and the aerial drone footage was made possible from a grant by the Illinois Soybean Association.

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1635 West First Street
Granite City, Illinois 62040