Middle River Marine Expands Fleeting Space: Port of Henry, IL

Marine terminal business continues to grow at Port of Henry, IL.

April 6, 2020 (Mokena, IL) – Middle River Marine recently received permitting from the US Army Corp of Engineers, Rock Island District to add an additional 100 plus fleeting spaces on the Illinois River between mile markers 197-198.2 on the left descending bank (east shore). This expands the current fleeting space of to nearly 200 slots.  This optimizing of Illinois’ inland waterway will provide greater support for the barging and towing industry.

Located opposite the Henry Port, this section of the Illinois River provides much needed fleeting and staging in order to efficiently run line boat operations, both up and down the Illinois river.  “We work to create solutions for our customers and industry partners,” said Steve King, EVP of Sales & Business Development for Middle River Marine. “Providing fleeting space at this point on the Illinois River will help ease future congestion while offering new capacity during the 2020 lock closures and beyond.”


About Middle River Marine

Middle River Marine is a full-service marine company that performs harbor services, fleeting and asset based towing capabilities focused on the upper portion of the Illinois river. MRM also has strategic relationships across the US inland river system in order to provide full-service solutions for imported goods to logistics.  Our vessels hail from various ports along the Illinois river system and are piloted by experts with over 20 years of experience and maintained by highly skilled crews. We are certified through the American Waterways Operators (RCP) and Sub Chapter M compliant. We are committed to safe, responsible, and economical marine operations.


About Port of Henry

The Port of Henry is one of the largest infrastructure endeavors in the state of Illinois. It offers transloading services connecting river, road, and linkage to Class 1 railroads. Barge cleaning, product handling and storage, dry cargo cleaning are available along with produced aggregates and the supply of construction and agricultural materials.

View the full press release here.