Weirton Area Port District Summary & Maps
The Weirton Area Port District:
- Includes 2 counties in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle, Hancock and Brooke Counties
- Includes 40 miles of commercially navigable waterways which encompass the New Cumberland Lock and Dam
- Supports 80+ river terminals and barge industry service suppliers, including privately owned river terminals
- Served by CSX & Norfolk Southern railroads linking river terminals w/major state highways connected to interstate highways
Studies estimate that more than 13,000 kilo tons of goods move along the Port District's waterways and that 2,000 jobs are dependent upon the waterway transportation system. Inland waterway transportation is generally the least costly transportation mode. Average costs range between $0.005 and $0.01 per ton-mile of cargo moved compared to nearly $0.05 for rail and $0.10 for truck.