Terminal and Port Services

Watco's Terminal & Port Services are a rail-centered terminal, transloading, warehousing and intermodal division that has more than 25 years experience in the lumber, steel and bulk industries. In addition to service locations in Arizona, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Kansas, transloading services are available at any existing Watco location.  Facilities are security patrolled and have hard-packed gravel surfaces.  Covered storage is available if needed.

If a product can be loaded in or out of a railcar, Watco is the company to help you with your distribution needs. We do not buy or sell any products, our business is the reloading of products for our Customers.

Our services include:

  • Consulting - Provide carload-based distribution solutions

  • De-consolidation of carload shipments to multi-destination truckload shipments

  • Consolidation of truckload shipments into carload shipments

  • Railcar ordering and fulfillment

  • Billing railcar shipments

  • Bundled pricing - any portion

  • Transloading

  • Cross Dock

  • Storage

  • Inventory management 

  • Trucking services 

  • Flatbeds - Vans - Stretch & Drop deck trailers

  • Contract Carrier Rates established

  • Insurance & Authority on file


The products we serve include, but are not limited to:

  • Lumber/Building Products

    • Random Length, Panel, Studs, Hardwoods, Laminated Beams Drywall, Timbers, Truss Joists-etc.
  • Steel Products
    • Coils, I-Beams, Rods, Plate, Pipe, Angels, Rebar
    • Any Lengths and Widths by special quote
  • Ingots - Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Copper
  • Paper
  • Auto Parts
  • Roofing Products
  • Dry Bulk
  • Canned goods
  • Recycled Papers
  • Cross Arms
  • Wire Mesh
  • Rail Car Repair
  • Any Palletized Material

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