Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority

Cates Landing


To serve as the Inland Waterways' premier facilities development location for marine cargoes.


Port of Cates Landing is owned by the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority and is located at the 900 mile marker on the Mississippi River, about half way between Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana, with access to the Canadian National Rail Road that has access to the West, East, and Gulf Coasts markets. We have engaged the firm of H.G. Frediksen (251) 599-5906 to operate and market the port.

The state of the art facility features 400 feet of dock wall along with a major laydown area, 37,500 square feet of transit shed with 5 dock doors. Marketing and business development leader serving the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority's Board of Commissioners supporting the community and economic development interests of the area through business attraction targeting inland maritime, foreign trade zone (FTZ), and other freight business.

The newly installed scale, radiation detection apparatus, and multiple reefer plugs are features on the inland waterway that are unparalleled. Especially noteworthy is the topography, a Mississippi River port that has been constructed above, practically, the 500-year flood plain, with over 3000 acres (1215 Hectares) for industrial development.

Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority

Trey Fredrksen
4480 Cates Landing Road
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
(731) 253-3338