The Port of Milwaukee is located in Southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. The St. Lawrence Seaway connects into the Great Lakes with a 4-1/2 day transit from Milwaukee to Montreal. Shiplines such as BBC, Wagenborg, Intersee, and Fednav have ships regularly in the Lakes looking for exports, typically to Europe and South America. Federal Marine Terminals is the Ports general cargo stevedore.
Inland River Barge Shipping
The Port is the farthest north point an Inland River Barge can transit. Therefore, Charter Steel is ideally situated to ship its product to any inland river destination right from the Port of Milwaukee using a hopper barge for destinations to New Orleans, Houston and all inland rivers in between. Hopper barges can carry between 1500 and 2100 tons of steel. Barge lines such as ACL, Memco and Volunteer Barge & Transit typically have moves into/from Milwaukee.
Deck barges often travel throughout the Great Lakes, an ideal mode to transit larger volumes to Canada, for instance, with companies such as McKeil Marine and Calumet River Fleeting. Lake Carrier fleets carry bulk products into Milwaukee from around the lakes including coal, salt, sand, cement, asphalt and construction aggregates. Kinder Morgan is the ports bulk handling contractor.
1st Class Railroad service
The Port is served by two mainline railroads, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Flat cars, bottom dumpers, coil cars, gondolas, specialty heavy haul cars - all have service into the port via these two railroads.
West Shore Liquid Pipeline
The west shore liquid pipeline has two connections at the Port of Milwaukee; South Pier 5 (liquid cargo pier) and South Pier 1 (terminal two).
Finally, the Port has immediate access to the Interstate system.
I-794, exit 3 has immediate access into the Port area. An alternate route only one mile from the Port is I-94 at Becher Street Exit 312. All these well designed inland transportation modes allows for seamless moves from/to your US/world sources through the Port of Milwaukee.
Please contact us, we would be happy to provide rates or contact information on any of these services to help in the decision to use Milwaukee transportation options.
We appreciate you considering the Port of Milwaukee in your supply chain logisic plans.
Port of Milwaukee