More than 1,000 miles of navigable waterways link Arkansas with ports worldwide. There is a navigable river within 65 miles of every county in the state. Arkansas's rivers remain ice-free throughout the year, allowing continuous movement of goods. Steel, fertilizers, petroleum products, grains and many other goods travel through the many public ports, private terminals and riverfront industrial sites.
Four ports are located along the Arkansas River, in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Fort Smith. Mississippi River terminals are located in Osceola, West Memphis and McGehee.