Cates Landing port

Cates Landing Opens in Impoverished Lake County

Jun 13, 2013

An economic boost 14 years in the making is open for operation in Lake County, Tenn., this week. The Port of Cates Landing on the Mississippi River opened to river traffic late last week with a port dock, harbor channel and transload facility.

The Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority announced Tuesday a $500,000 grant from the state to build a railroad spur from the port to nearby Tiptonville.

The federal government has approved 10 industrial parks in West Tennessee for designation as foreign trade zones. The U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board issued the decision for the Port of Cates Landing in Lake County and other industrial parks in Dyer, Obion, Gibson and other west Tennessee counties.

Cates Landing Port to Open in 2013

Oct 15, 2012
Image from "Port of Cates Landing Tennessee Update"

Northwestern Tennessee's long-planned Cates Landing Mississippi river port is set to open in early spring. Tri-County Port Authority Chair Jimmy Williamson says final site work at the Lake County port begins in November after storm debris from 2011 flooding is cleared from the river. Williamson says the port will bring heavy use from the commercial barge industry to northwest Tennessee.

Low Mississippi River water hampers port work

Sep 18, 2012

Low water in the Mississippi River is delaying work on a new west Tennessee river port.  Cates Landing construction site project manager Michael Sanders says the low levels are delaying placement of rock, completion of piers at the site, dredging operations and work on the walkways, lighting, power and other site work.  

Flooding May Not affect Northwest Tennessee Port

Apr 18, 2012

Project executives with the Cates Landing port on the Mississippi River in northwest Tennessee are optimistic that spring flooding will not affect construction.  Work on the multimillion-dollar Lake County riverport has been ongoing since 1999.