The Port of Caddo-Bossier is marking a milestone for its newest customer. Last week, a barge carrying steel coils for Vulcraft – Texas, a division of Nucor, was off-loaded at the Port. This marks the 50th barge from Vulcraft to arrive at the Port since the company began using The Port of Caddo-Bossier in May 2017. The 50 barges were off-loaded without any lost time incidents.
The inbound barges begin at Nucor’s Blytheville, Arkansas 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 their plant in Grapeland, Texas, which is south of Tyler.
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 is sent to Nucor’s plant in Blytheville for recycling, while most of it 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 multi-modal capabilities enable us to service the needs of Vulcraft, which is a key component of this working partnership.”