The Port of Monroe is well suited to accommodate any project cargo. Cargoes can be handled at both of our docks with direct truck connections off both docks and rail connections off the turning basin dock. There is access to 200 acres of laydown area for storage and staging of components.
In recent seasons, the Port has become a regional distribution hub for clean wind energy components in partnership with tenant Ventower Industries. Located in Monroe is Ventower’s headquarters, manufacturing plants, and sales offices. Tower sections loaded at the Port have been shipped to other Great Lakes Ports as well as South America for wind construction projects.
The Port of Monroe has demonstrated its unique cargo handling abilities by moving a multitude of different bulk products across our dock. Bulk loading operations are conducted with mobile conveyors and front loaders. The Port can store up to 100,000 tons of product between wharfage along the Riverfront and Turning Basin dock.
The Port of Monroe is able to handle finished steel products both inbound and outbound from truck, rail, or vessel. Gerdau’s steel mill at the Port of Monroe recycles high quality scrap metal into Special Bar Quality (SBQ) steel bars.
Michigan Paving & Material’s facility at the Port of Monroe is the largest blending facility of its kind in the State of Michigan, with seven storage tanks capable of holding up to 680,000 barrels of liquid asphalt. The facility is serviced via a pipeline off of the turning basin dock, and additionally by rail.