Port Re-designation received for review by USACE

UPDATE: The port re-designation effort was approved in January 2015. See the project profile here.


The Port Re-designation of the Port of Cincinnati is currently in public comment phase by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Cincinnati Port Re-designation Memorandum
USACE Press Release 7.22.14

The Louisville District of USACE is considering a proposal from the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the Northern Kentucky Port Authority to re-designate the statistical boundaries of the existing Port of Cincinnati from 26 miles along the Ohio River to approximately 199 miles along the Ohio River and seven miles along the Licking River. The proposed re-designation would involve Ohio and Kentucky and 15 counties, five in Ohio and 10 in Kentucky.

The proposed re-designation affects only the geographic boundaries from which waterborne commerce data is compiled and published by USACE.

The Port of Cincinnati was established by USACE for the purpose of delineating an area for statistical data collection to describe the cargo movements on the Ohio River.