Transloading, warehousing, and final mile logistics services in Chicago

Ready to move your cargo? Let BL Duke River Terminal handle your stevedoring, transloading, warehousing, and final-mile delivery needs. Conveniently located in Joliet, Illinois with access to the inland waterways, class I rail, and major highway networks. We can move your break bulk commodities, finished goods, and project cargo safely, efficiently, and reliably.

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BL Duke River Terminal is powered by scrap metal recycling leader and parent company BL Duke—named one of 2018’s Crain’s Fast Fifty.  Together we deliver supply chain solutions, inventory management, and unsurpassed customer service. Call BL Duke River Terminal for transloading, warehousing, and final mile services in Chicago and surrounding areas.

Barge Services in Chicago

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A multimodal terminal partner can help you minimize your supply chain costs.

Transloading Services in Chicago

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We are a barge and rail terminal with a variety of equipment to tackle any job.

Warehousing Services in Chicago


We’re not just another terminal, we are an extension of your company.

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We offer the safest, highest quality, and most efficient terminal services to meet your needs. If you’re looking for a reliable, flexible stevedore and transload service provider in Chicago and surrounding areas, look no further than BL Duke River Terminal. Here are a few of the questions we commonly receive.

Located on the Des Plaines River and near major highways, we offer a range of supply chain solutions to minimize your logistic costs. BL Duke River Terminal offers direct access to the inland waterways, class I rail, and major highway networks. We have the heavy-lift equipment, capability, and expertise to coordinate and support your material transports. Powered by BL Duke, our company-owned fleet of trucks can provide delivery to your destination up to 150 miles from our facility. Let us be your stevedoring and transloading service partner.  Get in touch today.

Yes, we handle oversized, heavyweight, and high value projects with careful, strategic planning and expert logistic handling including, but not limited to steel, metals, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction industries. Our heavy-lift capability ranges from 120- to 250-toncapacity. Let’s talk about your project cargo needs.

We offer both short- and long-term storage solutions with 250,000 sq. ft. of indoor climate-controlled warehouse space and 30 acres of outdoor storage available. Our Joliet, IL location on the Des Plaines River with class I rail access makes BL Duke River Terminal a convenient way to move and store your cargo.

With our inventory management and warehousing services, we act as an extension of your business. You can take the guesswork out of your third party warehouse and inventory management with our state-of-the art customer portal that offers you full visibility to your goods. Each piece of your inventory is assigned a unique ID number and Inventory Location with your name on it. In addition, our ERP system allows for flexible manual and electronic data entry.

Located southwest of the Chicago Metro area

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