Bunge North America bulk liquid
storage facilities at the port.
Port of Decatur is a transshipment port on the
Tennessee River, in the city of
Alabama, United States of America.
The main river entrance to the
The port was founded in 1971.
Port facilities include intermodal
transfer points for switches between barge, road and rail, storage
facilities for bulk liquids, dry bulk and general cargo and of open
storage. Serviceable quay length is , with a year-round draft of
The port is directly connected to the Norfolk Southern
railroads and to interstate and regional highway networks.
Port throughput is dominated by imports of industrial and
agricultural commodities including sand, asphalt, grains and
fertilizers, coal, and steel piping. From 2005 the port also began
handling poultry feed products for nationwide poultry firm Golden Kist
Exports are limited by the cost-efficiency of road and rail
distribution networks, forcing many barges accessing the port to
return empty. Shipping times to New Orleans are approximately two weeks from