The Port of Caddo-Bossier, Shreveport, La., is marking a milestone for its newest customer. Late last month, a barge carrying steel coils for Vulcraft, a division of Nucor, was off-loaded at the port. This marks the 50th barge for Vulcraft to arrive at the port since the company began using the port in May 2017. The 50 barges were off-loaded without any lost-time incidents.
The inbound barges begin at Nucor’s Blytheville, Ark., facility in the northeastern part of the state. Once the coils arrive at the Port of Caddo-Bossier, they are offloaded and transferred onto trucks. They are then shipped to a plant in Grapeland, Texas.
Nucor has partnered with other port tenants and customers to combine shipments making transportation of products more efficient. Most of the barges that deliver steel coils leave the port filled with scrap metal. Some of the scrap metal is sent to Nucor’s plant in Blytheville for recycling, while most is exported.
“These synergies are helping grow business and relationships,” said Port of Caddo-Bossier Executive Director Eric England. “The strategic location of the port and our multimodal capabilities enable us to service the needs of Vulcraft.”
Photo caption: The Port of Caddo-Bossier celebrated the arrival of the 50th barge for its newest customer, Vulcraft, a division of Nucor. (Photo courtesy of the Port of Caddo-Bossier)