- The Cates Landing public port will have loading and unloading capabilities for various raw and finished products onto and off barges. The port will be accessible to barge traffic year round with slack water access to the barge berthing area.
- The harbor channel will provide space for passage of barge traffic at the port terminal without interference with barges that are moored at the berthing area.
- In addition, a 300 foot turn-a-round for tugboats will be provided at the southern end of the harbor.
This is the biggest economic development project we've seen in Northwest Tennessee in my lifetime," said Tanner. "Because of our prime location and great water and land resources, this growth will put us on the map of the world's major cargo-shipping points."