Our Connectivity Makes Us Great:
The Illinois International Port District's Iroquois Landing facility situated at the southwest corner of Lake Michigan and the entrance of the Calumet River, sits on 190 acres and receives international ship traffic through the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The Illinois International Port District's own railway infrastructure connects to six of the seven North American Class I railroads (BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, NS and UP), the Belt Railway. The Indiana Harbor Belt and several shortline railroads.
The Illinois International Port District's facilities are perfectly located to access several major US interstates within 10 miles. Located on I-90/94 trucks can easily connect to I-80, I-57, I-55 and I-65.
Our Lake Calumet Terminal sits six nautical miles southeast of Lake Michigan. A wide variety of commodities pass through this facility via barge from the Gulf of Mexico and all points north and south of and along the Mississippi River system as well as the Illinois River all year round.
Erik Varela, New Executive Director
The IIPD welcomes Erik Varela as the incoming Executive Director.
"I am pleased to see the Illinois International Port District select an Executive Director who has such deep infrastructure, transportation and logistics expertise," said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. Read More