Toledo is one of the largest capacity coal and iron ore ports in the world. Modern facilities are located at the mouth of the Maumee River on Lake Erie.
Taconite pellets, made from iron ore, are shipped to Toledo’s TORCO Dock (lower left) from Lake Superior and overseas ports by self unloading lake vessels of up to 1,000 feet long. Ore is transported directly to Ohio steel mills.
Coal loading is based at the CSX Transportation Docks (center right).
Coal is transferred from rail cars onto vessels for shipment to industries and public utilities scattered throughout the Great Lakes region and overseas.
Contact: Paul LeCompte
P.O. Box 8279
Toledo, OH 43605
- Coal loading facility 1,000 ft + dock Seaway draft Traveling Coal Machine with 800 ft. range loads 3-4,000 tons per hour Rotary rail car dump direct to vessel On dock rail-CSX Served
- (TORCO) Iron Ore receiving facility (self unloaders) 1,000 ft + dock Seaway draft 1 million ton on-ground capacity 5-6 million ton yearly handling capacity On dock rail-CSX Served