Union Pacific Railroad
Major West coast and Gulf Coast port. It also serves four major gateways to the east: Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.
The Metropolis Municipal Airport provides general aviation services with a 3,000’ lighted runway.
Passenger air service is available at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, Kentucky (15 minutes from Metropolis). Commercial flights to St. Louis, Missouri are available from American Connection, a partner of American Airlines and to Memphis from Northwest Airlines. A $25 million improvement plan is being implemented to construct a new terminal and extend the second runway.
Midwest Aviation has a fleet of various sized planes to handle a wide variety of chartered freight. Midwest Aviation handles an average of 224 tons of cargo and can accommodate small package freight with its own fleet or arrange large bulk charters up to a Boeing #727. They have handled operations as large as 100,000 lbs. daily.
Air cargo services are also provided locally by United Parcel Services (UPS) whose international hub is located in Louisville, Kentucky and Federal Express whose international hub is located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Metropolis is located on the Ohio River. This area is known as the hub of inland waterways and has the most northern ice-free port.
Paducah-McCracken County Riverport
3 dock facilities at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers On-site rail and truck services for offloading and transporting commodities Warehouse capacity of 36,000 square feet 20 ton crane Outside storage on 27 acres Liquid cargo containers of up to 2.6 million gallons.
Cook Coal Terminal
Cook Coal Terminal located east of Metropolis is the United State’s busiest inland river coal terminal. Served by three major railroads: Canadian National, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Served by all major barge lines Custom trans loading services.