Massac-Metropolis Port, located in Metropolis, Illinois, is located on the Ohio River. This area is known as the hub of inland waterways and has the most northern ice-free port.

This creation of this port gave rise to hundreds of jobs and a way to ship southern Illinois goods, including coal and agricultural products. This port is allowed to issue bonds, obtain loans and levy selected taxes.

This port town offers rail opportunities via the Canadian National / Illinois Central line, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Union Pacific Railroad. Highway access includes Interstate 24, U.S. Highway 45 and State Highway 145. A series of county roads and U.S. Highway 45 make up the Ohio River Scenic By-way through Metropolis and Massac County.

For more information about the transportation outlets in Metropolis, you may click here to be directed to the City of Metropolis, Illinois’ website.


Richard Kruger
(618) 524-9302
106 West 5th Street
Metropolis, Illinois 62960.

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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