Innovation Meets

 Your circumstances change and the market can change even faster. That’s why you need a partner who can adapt and move right along with you.

B.L. Duke River Transport offers competitive import and export stevedoring services in the Chicagoland area with both indoor and outdoor storage to keep your business

innovating. Thanks to our convenient location on the Des Plaines River and near major highways, we can transport your finished steel product with cost savings and reliability above the rest.

With B.L. Duke River Transport, experience innovation on the move. 

Let Us Backhaul Your Finished Product

250 ton Heavy Lift Crane

250,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse and 30.5 acres

 Climate Controlled Space Available 

About Our Services

B.L. Duke River Transport offers both indoor and outdoor storage for a short- or long-term solution. Thanks to our 250-ton heavy lift crane capacity, we can transload finished steel product, including coils, long product, rebar, wire, structural steel and machinery, to rail or truck from barges. We also have the flexibility to serve other industries as needed. 


Transparency every step of the way

Through an online customer portal, B.L. Duke River Transport lets you monitor your inventory as it

comes off the barge as well as access important documents and images of your product.

Final delivery, your way

What’s going to be the most efficient and competitive way to move your finished product? We’ll help coordinate your product’s final-mile transportation with our onsite rail access or our own truck fleet to help minimize costs.

Contact Us

B.L. Duke River Transport

1 Industry Avenue, Joliet, Illinois 60435

(815) 714-8900

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