River port of St.-Louis, USA

On the Mississippi River, just south of its confluence with the Missouri River.

St.-Louis is one of the busiest inland ports in the United States, with shipping connections:

- to the Upper Mississippi river,

- to Chicago and the Great Lakes,

- to the Ohio River system, and

- to the Gulf of Mexico.

Major cities along the Mississippi river: Minneapolis, St.-Louis, Memphis, New Orleans.

St. Louis is chiefly a commercial center, because of its central location in the United States and its excellent transportation facilities.

St. Louis is also a hub of the Interstate Highway System and is a center for warehousing and the trucking industry.

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