Services

Alter Logistics serves barge, truck, and rail modes of transportation at our intermodal facilities. Our facilities include warehousing and outside storage capabilities as well. Our facilities in Rock Island, IL, Davenport, IA, and St. Paul, MN work with all the major barge lines, trucking companies, heavy lift crane vendors and container lines to move your cargo in the most efficient and economical manner.

Alter River Terminal Rock Island

The Rock Island River Terminal is 20 open acres & 40,000nt covered facility. This facility has connections to Iowa Interstate, BN-SF, CP, UP as well as Illinois Highway 92, Interstate I-280, I-80, I-74.

Handled products include:

  • Dry bulk
  • General cargo
  • Lumber
  • Steel
  • Scrap
  • Pig iron
  • Fertilizer
  • Salt
  • Grain
  • Heavy lifts

This facility has dry barge cleaning facilities available as well as barge loading and unloading with rail and truck transfer, storage and warehousing, and commodity packaging and screening.

Alter River Terminal Davenport

The Alter River Terminal in Davenport is 8 open acres & 7200 sq. ft. covered facility. This 24/7 facility has connections to CP, ICE, IAIS, UP, BN-SF as well as Iowa Highway 22, Interstate I-280, I-80, I-74.

Handled products include:

  • Dry bulk
  • General cargo
  • Grain
  • Heavy lifts
  • Lumber
  • Salt
  • Scrap
  • Steel

Alter River Terminal St. Paul

Alter River Terminal St. Paul has been at its current location since 1962. We are strategically located on the south side of St. Paul and is in close proximity to I-35, I-94 and Hwy 52 all of which make getting in and out of our location very easy and time saving. Our sizable storage and handling facility was built in 2003 and has over 300,000 square feet of space with more than 17,500 tons of storage capacity.

Furthermore, the property includes a slack water barge slip with 1,600 feet of available dock space. These facilities along with our prime location allow for highly efficient cargo transfer. Barges are unloaded at a rate of 400 tons per hour and trucks are filled in only five minutes.

Alter River Terminal exemplifies the company’s continuing growth and our desire to provide flexible, dependable, and efficient transportation along the Inland Waterways System.

Handled products include:

  • Dry bulk
  • General cargo
  • Fertilizer
  • Steel

This facility has switch boats available.

  • Scrap
  • Grain
  • Heavy Lifts
  • Salt

Barge Freight Brokerage

Alter Logistics arranges barge freight on the inland water system.   We can provide a complete transportation solution to or from our terminals as well as provide barge freight services to and from any other locations.

Products handled at our terminals include:

  • Grain
  • Non-grain
  • Break bulk
  • Heavy lift project cargos

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Alter Logistics provides 3rd party warehousing for a variety of goods.