The Port of Vicksburg, owned and operated by Warren County and the Warren County Port Commission began in 1968 and has risen to be one of the top inland Ports in America. In 2004, the Port of Vicksburg was ranked 11 th among U. S. Inland Ports based on trip ton miles. The Port directly serves 29 industries employing over 2,200 workers. Over 14 million tons of product are shipped through the Port annually including lime, petroleum, coal, grain, steel, lumber, fertilizer, and ore.
The Port is also multimodal and is served by a short line operated by Vicksburg Southern Rail. The short line is directly connected to Kansas City Southern's mainline on the Meridian Speedway. Additionally, the Port is connected to Interstate 20 via Highway 61 North Bypass just twelve miles away. The Port has a minimum twelve foot depth and is maintained by the Corps of Engineers.
The Port of Vicksburg is a designated Foreign Trade Zone, Port of Entry, and maintains a United States Customs service.
Located on a slack-water harbor, the port consists of the Yazoo Diversion canal with a channel 9550 feet long connecting to the Mississippi River, a minimum 300-foot width, and 12-foot minimum depth. An approach channel 4850 feet long with 150-foot minimum width and 12-foot minimum depth, connects the harbor channel to Vicksburg Harbor.
The County owned Port terminal maintains a 150-ton crane, two 15-ton overhead cranes, all-weather loading and unloading, and 135,000 square feet of insured and sprinklered warehouse space.
A rail and road loop allows direct access from barge to truck to rail. Liquid warehouse facilities, barge fleeting, and marshalling services, and barge cleaning and refurbishing services are available.