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The NWTN Regional Port Authority was formed in 2001, but Forcum Lannom was involved in the project doing feasibility studies for all of the potential sites in the area well before the Port Authority was formed.

We worked with multiple governmental agencies to meet their environmental requirements which took many years to complete. Now we have completed Phase I and Phase II of the Port project and currently working on Phase III constructions.

The Port of Cates Landing, the nation's newest multi-modal inland port, is now open for business after the Board of Directors of the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority approved H. G. Fredriksen Company, Fairhope, Alabama, as the new port operator. Envisioning the strong potential for growth having the experience of H. G. Fredriksen as the port terminal operator.

"With the new port operator, this represents a significant development as port officials now focus on developing the riverport's economic potential," said Jimmy Williamson, chairman of the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority.

Time-lapse of Construction

Project Phases

Phase I - Ground Work
Status: Completed

Site Selection
Design and Planning
Environmental Permitting
Site Acquisition
Harbor Construction and Dredging
Phase IA - Road Development
State Route 22 Upgrade

Phase II - Port Construction
Status: Completed

Open Cell Dock
Site Grading
Freight Handling Areas
Port Office
Phase III - Future Developments

Rail Spur Construction
Industrial Park Development
State Route 78 Upgrade

Aerial View