Castaloop opens project cargo terminal in Illinois

The Quebec-based maritime transportation company, Castaloop, has expanded its cargo handling operations in the United States. This subsidiary of Logistec Stevedoring has opened a new terminal in Lemont, on the Illinois River.

This new terminal, on mile marker 300 of the river, is also connected to the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Castaloop will therefore be able to provide bulk, break-bulk, cargo handling, heavy lift, and project cargo services to new US markets. The terminal’s location, and the interstate highway network, are particularly suited to providing the greater Chicago area with barge-to-truck services

The new Castaloop terminal disposes of 13 acres (or just over 52600 square metres) of outdoor storage, and just over 6000 square metres of indoor warehousing. It is particularly suited to the storage of steel, non-ferrous metals, forest products, flexible intermediate bulk containers, and palletized goods.

The new terminal is up and running, and has recently handled steel pipe for the oil and gas market in the South of the US.

Castaloop President, Philip O’Brien states: “By expanding our network of terminal operations at the heart of the USA, we envision providing a new alternative for the Midwest River system customers to reach new markets while maintaining the trusted cargo care they have grown accustomed to receiving throughout our facilities.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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