Port of Providence, RI

New England’s premier deep water multimodal facility
for international trade and domestic distribution

ProvPort is one of America's most strategically located port facilities.

ProvPort, Inc., was created in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit chartered in Rhode Island for the dual purpose of holding and managing the asset formerly known as the Port of Providence (City of Providence Municipal Wharf) and previously owned by the City of Providence. The Port of Providence is New England's second biggest deep water port and a strategically located Northeast port anchored by a strong tenant base each of which utilizes the port as a distribution center within the New England area. ProvPort’s tenants are primarily major companies with a long history at the port.

Primary Imports and Exports

Ships from around the world utilize the deep water federal channel, bringing products in from Central and South America, Europe, East Asia, Russia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Primary bulk imports include; salt, aluminum oxide, cement, liquid propane, home heating oils as well as break bulk lumber and steel products and offshore wind/green energy components. Primary exports are scrap metals, automobile and project equipment and materials. Various other bulk products pass through the port, utilizing the intermodal opportunities presented by the interface of two major highways (Interstates 95 and 195), the deep water seaport, and a railway capable of supporting double stack service.

4,200 Feet of Berthing Space

ProvPort covers over 135 acres and contains 4,200 feet of berthing space, 50,000 square feet of covered storage, and more than 20 acres of open lay down area. With on-dock rail service and 40 feet alongside water depth ProvPort is just 1 mile from the country's interstate highway network.

Connected to
All Major US & Canada Railroads

Rail service includes three rail spurs allowing direct vessel-to-rail transfers, indoor rail, and alongside rail at the open lay-down area. The rail is connected to all major railroads offering service to anywhere in the US and Canada. Primary covered warehouse space includes the “Ace Warehouse”, containing 130 thousand square feet next to covered rail line. All storage areas, whether covered or open, are served by adjacent rail.

ProvPort’s exclusive Port Operator and Manager is Waterson Terminal Services, LLC (WTS). Waterson Terminal Services specializes in handling bulk, break bulk and project cargoes including the transfer of cargo from vessel to vessel, vessel to barge, or barge to barge. In its capacity as Terminal manager WTS takes on all responsibility for vessel scheduling, general management, safety and capital improvements at the deep water port.

ProvPort Latitude / Longitude: 41.80173° / -71.390195°