America’s Best Connected Inland Port
Located at the Port of Little Rock, the Little Rock Port Authority operates America’s Best Connected Inland Port by providing multi-faceted, international companies with seamless and nimble logistic channels from the heart of the United States. These businesses have limitless possibilities to access customers and new markets through multiple points of connectivity, including a flood-controlled, ice-free channel, major interstates, Class I railways and national runways.
Economic development activities since 2016
The Port of Little Rock at a Glance
Intermodal transportation facilities for an undisrupted logistics chain
Wide range of available sites and buildings
Near instant access to Interstates 30 and 40
Immediate, dual rail access to both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads
Convenient access to port-owned warehouses and the Foreign Trade Zone facility
A flood-controlled, nine-foot, year-round, ice-free navigable channel
Within a day’s drive to major population centers, including Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, Memphis & New Orleans
Surrounded by a population of 1 million and a labor force of nearly 750,000
With our longstanding history as an economic development catalyst, 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 deepwater 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, Oklahoma.