Primary Dock

The Henderson County Riverport’s general cargo handling area includes a cargo dock with 42,000 sq. ft. of open dock space and a 125-ton electric-pedestal crane capable of handling commodities from barge, truck, or rail. Our terminal is noted for its crane capacity and design configuration, which provides excellent heavy-lift capacity. The primary dock area includes adjacent warehouses and outside yards for storing numerous commodities.

Secondary Dock

A second dock immediately upstream is used for grain transfer to outbound barges using a high-capacity grain conveyor and inbound liquid nitrogen via pipeline.

Dry and Liquid Fertilizer Storage and Handling

The dry bulk fertilizer distribution facility includes three 135-foot diameter storage domes, conveyors, a rail dump pit, operating areas, and access roads connecting to the general cargo dock. The total storage capacity for this facility is 33,000 tons.

In addition, the Henderson County Riverport has leased a site that receives and ships liquid fertilizer.

On-Site Warehousing

Full-service staffing with inside and outside warehouse space available to position your products nearby your customer base. The port retains 50,000 square feet of inside warehousing just for the customers who need inside storage without the hassles of leasing and staffing. Three other warehouses are available for lease should clients have longer-term needs.

Experienced staff, including equipment operators and clerical support, are offered to our customers for a complete turnkey solution.

Equipment and Capabilities

  • Bulk material loading system with truck scales and a loading capacity of 800 tons per hour; it can handle grain, coal, and a variety of other bulk materials
  • 125-ton electrical pedestal crane capable of loading barge, truck, and rail
  • Transit Warehouses designed to handle materials from barge, rail, or truck
  • Army Corps of Engineers permitted fleeting for 134 barges
  • 12,800 feet of a railroad track on the riverfront facility
  • Switching and fleeting services available around the clock
  • Accommodation for all types of integrated transportation activities, such as stevedoring, warehousing, yard storage, and distribution


The Henderson City-County Airport is within sight of the Henderson County Riverport for incoming and outgoing company executives. It can handle executive and private aircraft, including light commercial craft and jet service. With a 5,504-foot paved, lighted runway, the Henderson City-County Airport has a fixed-based operation offering ample hangar space, national air taxi-freight service, and a Bell Helicopter Service facility.

For more information visit the Henderson City-County Airport.