The port of Monroe’s Turning Basin dock, Michigan, played host to a couple of interesting project moves earlier this month.

First, the port and DRM Terminal Management completed the roll-off of two specialised heavy-haul trailers. The tug Ecosse moves the barge from Windsor, Ontario in a cross-border transfer. McKeil Marine, Buckingham Trucking, and GWS Forwarding supported the port and DRM Terminal Management, ensuring the efficiency and safety throughout.

The second operation saw the transfer of a 390-ton (353.8-tonne) generator stator from a barge to a specialised railcar. The stator was moved along the New York State Canal system, before being barged to Monroe using a tug from Ashton Marine. A specialised crane was erected at the port by Barnhart Crane & Rigging and Maxim Crane to handle discharging operations. The same stator was imported through the port of Monroe in 2019 and then exported from the port in 2022, for reconditioning.

As part of the port’s Lake Erie Renewable Energy Resilience Project, the Turning Basin dock will be fully rehabilitated, including a new concrete cap and the reconstruction of a seawall that collapsed in 2022. The project was funded by the US Department of Transportation through a port infrastructure development programme that was launched in 2022.