Cave City Marina
In-Basin Sand Where Our Customers Need Us Most
Every year, more than 500 million short tons of imports, exports, and domestic freight are carried on the Mississippi River. This constant flow of ship traffic requires the careful organization of ports to prevent backups and supply chain issues. Pontotoc Sand & Stone is happy to announce our Cave City Marina located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. With 40 fleeting spots, this marina will increase the number of barges that can transload their goods, allowing companies to efficiently transport goods across the country.
Transloading is a process in which shipped items are transferred from one mode of transportation to another. Long-haul shipments often involve multiple shipping companies and transportation methods. Often, items are transloaded from the ship and immediately sent to trucks and trains to reach their final destination.
The Mississippi River is a popular trade route with a streamlined shipping process. This process includes:
The Mississippi River is a popular trade route because it provides direct access from the northern United States to the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the most popular items shipped on the river include:
One of the biggest challenges facing the freight shipping industry is where to park ships. Too many ships stranded in the water creates backlogs that delay product shipment and impact supply chain management. Our new Mississippi River ship port has 40 fleeting spots to reduce the amount of freight on the river and the chances of a traffic jam.
Shipping a product is a more environmentally friendly approach to transporting items because freighters release less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than cargo planes. Our St Louis port allows greater access to shipping routes for businesses and could increase the number of companies that transition away from cargo plans in favor of boats.
Our port helps fleeting market companies by making it easier to manage Mississippi River shipping logistics. More locations for transload services simplify the process of moving goods across the country.
Contact Pontotoc today and learn how we’ll make it easier for Mississippi River ships to transload products.
Pontotoc Sand & Stone has been a leading provider of high-quality sand products since 2016. Our commitment to safety and our core values continues as we expand our operations. These values include:
We believe safety begins with a solid foundation of training. Each employee undergoes 24 hours of health and safety training in their first 90 days of employment. These sessions cover:
Protecting our employees is a top priority, and we have several measures in place to maintain onsite safety. We also have Job Safety Analysis worksheets that keep workers informed about safety requirements step by step.
Our team pays close attention to our processes and takes significant steps to limit our impact on the environment. We make sure we have an environmental plan for everything we do.
Contact us today to learn more about our Cave City Marina for Mississippi River ships.