Phone: (501) 490-1468


Transporting Opportunity to Your Business

Offering a diverse industrial community coupled with decades of expertise and experience in the rail and waterway transportation business, Little Rock Port Authority stands ready to partner with you as your home for business opportunity in the South.

The Little Rock Port Industrial Park is home to over forty business, and combined makes up one of Arkansas’ largest manufacturing bases. The Little Rock Port Authority brings opportunity and rich resources to industry throughout the South and beyond.

The Little Rock Port Authority (LRPA) was organized in 1959 to oversee the Port of Little Rock and provide intermodal transportation services connecting U.S. markets and the deep water ports of the Gulf of Mexico.

Opened in 1971, the Port is part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, our nation’s farthest west inland waterway, which runs from the Mississippi River northwest to just east of Tulsa, OK.

Arkansas is one of only 24 states to have the unique resource of inland waterways and ranks third in the number of navigable waterway miles. The 448-mile system includes 18 locks, shipping 12 million tons annually with a cargo value of $3.9 billion.