Heavy Lift
Project Cargo

Heavy Lift Cranes

We have the capabilities and space to handle a wide variety of bulk and break bulk cargoes. Our heavy-lift, project cargo cranes get the job done. Our locations listed below offer the needed space to make it happen.

Alter River Terminal Rock Island

Barge dock capable of heavy-lift cargoes and special project transloads.

Alter River Terminal St. Paul

Certified heavy-lift pad constructed in 2016 capable of individual lifts of up to 300 tons. It’s the only certified marine-capable heavy-lift pad in the St. Paul metro area.

Safety & Security in Handling

Safety and security are paramount in getting your heavy lift and project cargo (a.k.a. heavy cargo) wherever it needs to go. We employ strict safety compliance and guidelines while wearing the proper gear to ensure safety and security in handling. While we like to work quickly, we’ll always choose quality over quantity when safety is a concern with pieces of equipment, large or small. No matter what, we’ll work efficiently to keep your costs down.

Experienced Personnel

Our entire staff is seasoned to ensure that you have an outstanding customer experience. We not only know marine transloading but we also know people. And, people do business with people, not businesses. Our goal with every customer is to build trust and a long-lasting relationship. Your cargo is big, heavy and expensive, and we know it. Below are just a few highlights from some of our longstanding personnel. We look forward to getting to know you while serving you!

Our Chairman and CEO, Jeff Goldstein, represents the fourth generation of family ownership. With more than 50 years of serving various management roles for Alter Company, Jeff is well versed in all areas of the business. Most recently, he was named Chairman of the Goldstein Group, Inc., the parent of Alter company and Alter Trading Corp.

Our SVP, Paul Ferguson, was hired at Alter in 2021. His experience includes working in hazardous waste management, chemical transportation and terminaling, with global fertilizer producers, the energy sector, and industrial development projects.

Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Tom Streight, was hired on as a dispatcher in 1987 and has been invaluable ever since. His industry involvement and memberships are vast.

They include but are not limited to:

Comprehensive Supervision

The Alter Logistics management team has the unique ability to act swiftly when needed. We keep it small and steady for a reason: YOU. Being well-versed in handling the management of your freight means you can stay focused on your clients and business. The quicker we can solve your transloading, intermodal services, barge loading and unloading, fertilizer warehousing, laydown storage and heavy-lift cargo challenges, the better.

Logistics management is what we do; we look forward to it! We can handle your heavy cargo, large loads and loading and discharging so that everything reaches its final destination in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

Contact us to keep your cargo moving in the right direction.