Today’s supply chain challenges have pressed industrial companies to find alternative methods of transportation.
Travero, the logistics solutions subsidiary of Alliant Energy, thrives in freight logistics with services including third-party logistics management, commodity storage and transportation via rail, truck and barge. Travero’s Logistics Park Dubuque (LPD) is a barge terminal in East Dubuque. It serves many customers in the agricultural space who need storage and transportation for feed and fertilizer ingredients.
Recent supply chain challenges revealed an opportunity to step into a new space and partner with a Dubuque-based steel processor.
The processor had struggled to obtain the on-highway capacity needed to keep their manufacturing operation running. Travero enabled them to use rail-to-truck transloading and outdoor storage to source steel beams from South Carolina. This allowed LPD’s new partner to keep materials close by, manage the ebbs and flows of production and material availability, and overcome the challenges they’d experienced during the last year.
“Creating optionality for shippers and facilitating easy, seamless transactions via technology is paramount given current supply chain challenges,” said Jeff Woods, director of business development and marketing at Travero, Inc. “That is what the Travero team does every day.”
The East Dubuque site has 100 acres of property including a 20-acre protected harbor. The site offers 250,000 square feet of inside storage, as well as room to develop facilities to handle specific needs. LPD is located on U.S. Highway 20 at mile 574.5 on the upper Mississippi River. Rail access to Chicago and Omaha via the Canadian National Railway are also available at this location.