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General cargo handling facilities include a cargo dock with a 22 ft. wide approach bridge, a 3,000 sq. ft. staging area, and a 125 ton pedestal- mounted crane. A stationary conveyor system is used to transport granular coke from barge to warehouse, with eventual loading to truck. This dock is also utilized to unload steel, fertilizer, and other general cargo commodities.

A grain-handling conveyor system is utilized to load grain from the storage/handling facility to barge at the grain dock, with the loading spout immediately downstream from the general cargo dock. The grain handling facility is leased to Cargill Corp. Port employees load grain commodities to barge, including corn, soybeans, and wheat. The general cargo dock approaches are located on the land side of the levee system. As a result, high water situations do not impede the flow of loading/unloading at the Riverport.

There are two warehouses owned by the port, both leased to tenants. An 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse is leased to Hickman Pipe and Tube, a processor of various steel products. Hickman Pipe and Tube has approximately 15 employees operating at the facility. The second warehouse has 10,000 sq. ft. and is leased to SGL Carbon for storage of granular coke. SGL Carbon has been operating in Fulton County since 1990 and has an approximate employment of 63.

Hickman-Fulton Co. offices are located in a 4,000 sq. ft. office building, purchased and renovated in 2002. Adjacent to the office building are covered facilities for secure storage of port mobile equipment and supplies, with the entire area fenced. Riverport employment includes three administrative staff, six full-time laborers, and numerous part-time laborers as needed.

Primary Equipment
Quantity Equipment
1 125-ton Pedestal-Mounted Crane
2 Forklifts
2 Loaders
5 Dump & Flatbed Trailers
5 Trucks

There is also an array of minor equipment for operations and maintenance of port facilities. Equipment at the Port is maintained in proper working order and is always available to handle the bulk and general cargo commodities moving through the facility.

Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority | 625 Catlett Street | Hickman, Kentucky 42050 | 270-236-2563