Services

With more than 140 years of experience handling a variety of products, Sprague and its personnel can provide all types of materials handling services including bulk, break-bulk, heavy lift and liquid transfer.  All our materials handling terminals are proprietorially controlled and staffed by experienced Sprague personnel providing a single point of contact for all required stevedoring services from operating ship gear to loading or unloading trucks or rail cars.  Most of our terminal docks are available on a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year basis allowing customers to efficiently transport their products.

  • Bulk
  • Break Bulk / Project Cargo
  • Liquid Storage

Bulk

Capabilities include:

  • Operating vessel and ship side  cranes
  • Truck transfer to and from dock
  • Pile building on a variety of storage pads
  • Loading or unloading product into trucks or railcars
  • Scaling trucks in or out

Products Handled Include:

  • Road salt
  • Gypsum rock
  • Aggregates
  • Coal and petroleum coke
  • Recycled metal
  • Fertilizers
  • Wood pellets and biomass

Break Bulk

Capabilities include:

  • Unloading or loading vessels either with cranes or specialty equipment
  • Truck transfer to and from dock
  • Warehouse storage and inventory management
  • Value added services to support customers operations
  • Cross docking from container to rail and box truck.
  • Palletizing
  • Dispatching of transport trucks for inland transfer to final customer
  • Electronic transfer of BOL’s and work orders into customers proprietary systems
  • Loading or unloading product into trucks or railcars
  • Scaling trucks in or out

Products Handled Include:

  • Wood Pulp
  • Newsprint and rolled paper
  • Seaweed
  • Dimensional lumber
  • Supers sacks of various products
  • Palletized consumer goods

Heavy Lift / Project Cargo

Capabilities include:

  • Operating vessel and ship side  cranes
  • Truck transfer to and from dock using oversized specialty trailers
  • Ground storage for weeks or months
  • Loading or unloading product into trucks or railcars to meet customer construction schedules
  • Rail trans-load via 140 Ton Mobil Harbor Crane or jack and slide to provide access to all of North America

Products Handled Include:

  • Wind energy components from nacelles and tower sections to 55 M blades
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Chipper drums
  • Construction modules

Liquid Storage

Capabilities include:

  • Securing vessels and product lines
  • Vessel watch during loading and unloading
  • Transfer to and from dock
  • Dedicated or comingled tank storage
  • Product blending to meet customer specifications
  • Inventory management and control
  • Truck loading with electronic BOL’s and EDI data transfer
  • Scale or meter measurement of product transfers

Products Handled Include:

  • Liquid asphalt
  • Clay slurry
  • Tallow
  • Cement and fly ash
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Petroleum products