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Port of Pittsburgh Commission


Port of Pittsburgh Commission

Port of Pittsburgh Commission
Agency overview
Formed 1992
Agency executive James McCarville[1], Executive Director
Parent agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission is a government agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that manages the port of Pittsburgh, which is the second-largest inland port in the United States.[2]

Pittsburgh's port ranks as the 21st largest port overall in the United States with almost 34 million short tons of river cargo for 2011, the port ranked 9th largest in the U.S. when measured in domestic trade.[3]


  • M-70 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Commission has responsibility for Ohio River shipping within Pennsylvania, and the navigable portions of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. The federal Maritime Administration designated the Ohio River as part of a new federal marine highway, called M-70, with the name taken from I-70, a major highway used by trucks in the region.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Fontaine, Tom (2010-10-11). "Local waterway designated as federal marine highway". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-01-23. No money went to the Pittsburgh region or the M-70 corridor, though Port of Pittsburgh Commission Executive Director James McCarville said the region applied for $35 million to bring wireless broadband technology to vessels that use the river. 
  2. ^ "The Port District and the Inland Waterway System". The Port of Pittsburgh Commission. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Fontaine, Tom (2010-10-11). "Local waterway designated as federal marine highway". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-01-23. The Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., is part of the new M-70 marine highway corridor. It includes the Mississippi River, from Cairo to just north of St. Louis; and the Missouri River, from the St. Louis area to Kansas City. 

External links

  • Port of Pittsburgh Commission official website
  • Post-Gazette stats on port traffic
  • Post-Gazette series on port infrastructure
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