Port of Chicago

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Port of Chicago
CountryUnited States United States
LocationChicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°43′59″N 87°31′41″W / 41.733°N 87.528°W / 41.733; -87.528Coordinates: 41°43′59″N 87°31′41″W / 41.733°N 87.528°W / 41.733; -87.528
Executive DirectorClayton Harris III
Annual cargo tonnage894,832
View of the Illinois international port from the Bishop Ford Freeway.

The Port of Chicago consists of several major port facilities within the city of Chicago, Illinois operated by the Illinois International Port District (formerly known as the Chicago Regional Port District). The central element of the Port District, Calumet Harbor, is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[1]


The Illinois International Port District Act creates a nine member board. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois with the advice and consent of the Illinois Senate and five members are appointed by the Mayor of Chicago with the advice and consent of the Chicago City Council.[2]


  • Iroquois Landing Lakefront Terminal: at the mouth of the Calumet River, it includes 190 acres (0.77 km2) of warehouses and facilities on Lake Michigan with over 780,000 square meters (8.39 million square feet) of storage.
  • Lake Calumet terminal: located at the union of the Grand Calumet River and Little Calumet River 6 miles (9.7 km) inland from Lake Michigan. Includes three main transit sheds totaling over 29,000 square meters (315,000 square feet) adjacent to over 900 linear meters (3000 linear feet) of ship and barge berthing and is located on approximately 1,600 acres.
  • Grain 493,000 metric tons (14 million bushels) and bulk liquid 127 million liters (800,000 barrels) storage facilities along Lake Calumet.
  • The Illinois International Port district also operates Foreign Trade Zone #22, which extends 97 km (60 mi) from Chicago's city limits.


  1. ^ "Calumet Harbor and River". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Illinois International Port District Act". Springfield, Illinois: Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved January 25, 2019.