A Port in Kansas City

Historically, ports served as the primary entry to a city, a connecting point for people and goods. In fact, we still ship freight at the Port of Kansas City along the Missouri River. In our modern world, ports are still connectors and generate hubs of activities. However, the duties of port authorities have expanded. As outlined by Missouri state statute, Port KC is responsible for:

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Advocates & Advisors

Leading all water-based federal issues and projects for Kansas City while serving as volunteer and contractual technical advisors.

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Development Finance

Issuing conduit bonds and exemptions for projects that fulfill our core mission, including attracting new jobs and private investment.

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Land Reclamation

Reclaiming riverfront land and environmentally contaminated land for redevelopment.

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Revenue Reinvestment

Reinvesting revenue in infrastructure projects.

Our Projects Help Define Our City


We own, operate and maintain three core projects in Kansas City

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Berkley Riverfront






Governor Michael L. Parson Port Terminal






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