Saint Paul Harbor

The Port of Saint Paul

The Port of Saint Paul, including four terminals managed by the Saint Paul Port Authority, is a critical link to Minnesota’s freight transportation network. As such, it provides first and last mile connections to the national highway system. It also provides direct connections to the national railroad network.

According to Inland Rivers, Ports, and Terminals Association, it is is the 13th largest inland port in the nation based on tonnage. In fact, its 7.4 miles of fleeting supports approximately 5.9 tons of river cargo annually. Source: United States Army Corps of Engineers – Water Commerce Statistics Center (2017-2019)

Saint Paul Paul Area Shipping Stats

In 2019, 5.5 million tons shipped into the Port of Saint Paul. Top imports included fertilizer, petroleum products, aggregate, cement, and salt. From an outbound perspective 3.4 million tons shipped out of Saint Paul. In this case, top exports included soybeans, corn, grain, and wheat.

Source: State of Minnesota

Did You Know?

According to CHS, approximately 60 percent of Minnesota’s agricultural exports are shipped on the Mississippi River. Farm Flavor goes on to say that top destinations include China, Japan, and Mexico. 

In total, the Mississippi River System stretched over 195 miles throughout the State of Minnesota. Other inland ports include Savage (Minnesota River), Red Wing, Wabasha, and Winona.