The Port of Muscatine is envisioned to be a multi-modal transportation interchange serving regional shippers and connecting them into the international and domestic transportation system and associated markets worldwide as well as serving as a catalyst of economic development for the State of Iowa and local region.
History of Study
In October 2015, The City of Muscatine, Iowa, (the City) and Kent Corporation (Kent) applied to the Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT) for a Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) grant for the Port of Muscatine Planning and Feasibility Study to initiate the recognition of this vision. The application requested for $80,000 in LIFTS funds, matched by $20,000 from Kent for conducting a planning and feasibility study for establishing a multi-modal container terminal port facility on the Mississippi River in Muscatine, Iowa, that will allow for the sending, receiving, and trans-loading of intermodal container freight and smaller bulk items utilizing the river, highway, warehousing or rail. The LIFTS grant was awarded to the City of Muscatine in early 2016.
The study was presented to the Muscatine City Council on June 8, 2017.