Phone: (501) 490-1468

Inland Waterway Shipping

Waterway transport by boat or barge is one of the most energy efficient forms of transportation and considerably faster than most people realize. The capacity of one barge is equivalent to 15 jumbo rail hoppers or 65 semi-tractor transfer trucks. A 15-barge tow consists of the same volume as a 225 unit train or 990 trucks, making inland waterways well-suited for shipping bulk materials and steel products. Given the wide variety of barges and containerization, nearly any product or commodity can be transported via inland waterways.

The benefit of transportation on the inland waterways are enhanced by the service and dedication of Logistic Services Inc, (LSI) known for its highly trained and experienced personnel in helping customers with all transportation and logistical needs. LSI operates The Port of Little Rock and inland ports along the Arkansas River, Ohio River, and Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway

Little Rock Port Authority boasts the third highest number of inland waterway miles in the us, and transports goods the world over, including Europe, Russia and other international points.

Barge Shipping Times from Little Rock

  • Baton Rouge, LA: 4 days
  • Chicago, IL: 7-8 days
  • Galveston, TX: 5-6 days
  • Kansas City, MO: 8-9 days
  • Memphis, TN: 1-2 days
  • Minneapolis, MN: 10-12 days
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 11-14 days
  • St. Louis, MO: 3-4 days

Little Rock

Little Rock Port Terminal
9001 Lindsey Road
Little Rock, AR 72206
Located at Mile Point 112.8 on the Arkansas River


Columbus River Transportation Center 
Riverside Industrial Park
Columbus, MS 39701
Located at Mile Point 330 on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway


Port of Leetsdale 
100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive
Leetsdale, PA 15056
Located at Mile Point 14.5 on the Ohio River