Officially known as Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority and Official Site of The Port at Cates Landing, we're proud of our story. Opening in April of 2013, NWTRPA was formed by Dyer, Lake, and Obion communities in Northwest Tennessee to develop the economy in our area. The port is an independent government agency formed under the Port Authority statures of the State of Tennessee. As a newly fashioned facility, our port includes viable features to ensure a safe and effective shipping experience. Our mission is to serve as the inland waterway's premier facilities development location for marine cargoes.
Marketing & operations
35 years in the Inland Marine Transportation Business as captain, fleet manager, owner operator of push boats, barges and consultant.
In his own words
Took some time off after selling tug, barge and fleeting company. Bought and sold personal real estate, furthered education as stock market trader.
Continued to operate H.G. Fredriksen Company, Inc. Began consulting and procuring for corporations looking to compare transportation spend options.
Generated business for worldwide NVOCC (container shipping company) along the U.S. gulf coast and south eastern United States to include development of Container on Barge for MS.,AL.,TN.
Modeled Container on Barge, (COB) based on several scenarios. Collected information by interviewing shippers, carriers, inland and ocean port operators. Collected and organized PIERS data to determine market volume by location for AL. and MS.
Communicated the COB possibilities to federal, state and local officials.
Supplied COB project model to the Port of Fulton, MS. The port submitted it to the Tenn-Tom Waterway Authority who submitted it to U.S. Maritime Administration. This project model was used to help the Tenn-Tom Waterway become designated as part of the M-65 U.S. Marine Highway. A $1.7 Mil dollar Tiger Grant was awarded to assist with the start up of a pilot project.