The International Port of Memphis encompasses approximately 150
to 200 industries with employment in the range of 5,000 to 6,000
people. The International Port of Memphis averages about 3,000 railcar
movements per month and moved 16.8 million tons of material by barge
in the last reported year, which was 1999. The Port is served by
three of the 5 major railways that service the City of Memphis and
two major interstates; I-40 running coast to coast and I-55 running
from Chicago to New Orleans. Within the 15 mile river limitation
of the International Port of Memphis, there are open site locations.
However, the 1,000-acre industrial portion of the Presidents Island
complex is currently 95+% occupied.