The Mississippi Department of Transportation's Office of Intermodal Planning is the port authority for the Port of Greenville. The State controls two of the 16 public ports in Mississippi. The other 14 ports, including the Port of Greenville, are locally owned and operated. The public ports in Mississippi produce about $1.4 billion to the economy and contribute about 34 thousand jobs. Inland ports in Mississippi primarily handle bulk and general cargo.
The Office of Intermodal Planning oversees all models of transportation, except highways, in the State. The Office plays an advisory role in assuring safe intermodal transportation. The main mission of the Office is ensuring the quality of life and economic development for the citizens of Mississippi by supporting a well-planned, coordinated, sustainable, and comprehensive network of intermodal transportation.
The Port of Greenville handles a variety of bulk cargoes that include fertilizer, wheat, rice, corn, ingredients for grain feed, potash, and scrap.
Port of Greenville facilities are about five kilometers (three miles) from the nearest US Highway and about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the nearest Interstate Highway. Rail service is provided at the port facility and connects with the Illinois Central Railway via an 88 kilometer (55 mile) rail link.
The entrance channel to the Port of Greenville has a mean depth of 2.4 meters (8 feet) and a mean depth of 6.7 meters (22 feet) at the berths. The Port of Greenville turning basin is 244 meters (800 feet) long by 183 meters (600 feet) wide. The largest vessel that is supported by the Port of Greenville is a mini-ship or coastal trader. The Port of Greenville offers towing, mooring assistance, stevedoring, and drayage services to port users.
The United States Government owns, and Waterways Marine of Greenville Inc. (Wepfer Marine of Greenville) operates the Port of Greenville's Mat Fleet Mooring. The fleeting area can handle 50 barges. The Port of Greenville's Mat Fleet Mooring, with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet) has berthing distance of 182.3 meters (600 feet) and 914.4 meters (3000 feet) LWRP.
Greenville Gravel Company Inc. owns and operates a private wharf in the Port of Greenville to receive sand, crushed stone, gravel, and bulk lime. The open storage area at the back of the levee covers about 12 acres and can accommodate about 300 thousand tons of cargo. One surface track serves the open storage area and connects with the Columbus and Greenville Railroad. The Greenville Gravel Company Wharf has berthing distance of 59.4 meters (195 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet) LWRP.
Transmontaigne Product Services Inc. owns and operates the Port of Greenville North Dock to receive petroleum products. A pipeline connects the wharf to 12 storage tanks at the back that can handle a total of 160 thousand barrels. A surface rail track serves the terminal and connects with the Columbus and Greenville Railroad. The Port of Greenville North Dock has berthing distance of 38.1 meters (125 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet) LWRP.
Transmontaigne also owns and operates the Port of Greenville South Dock to receive a variety of chemicals and liquid fertilizer. Six pipelines connect the wharf to 11 storage tanks at the terminal with total capacity for 237 thousand barrels. A surface rail track serves this Port of Greenville terminal and connects with the Columbus and Greenville Railroad. The Port of Greenville South Dock has berthing distance of 76.2 meters (250 feet) with alongside depth of 2.4 meters (8 feet) LWRP.