Ship Lightering and Off-loading

Sterling Equipment provides Ship Lightering Services throughout the North East. Most recently we lightered 18,000 Ton of Road Salt from a 600' Cargo Ship in Boston Harbor. We worked around the clock using two Tugboats and two 250 x 72' deck barges and two CAT 385 Hydraulic Excavators. Once lightered the ship came to our Quincy Facility and off-loaded an additional 40,000 Tons of product.

Gravel Transportation and Off-Loading

2016 Sterling Equipment entered into a Sub-Contract Agreement with Ferreira Construction to transport and off-load 250,000 ton of Gravel from and facility in Haverstraw, NY on the Hudson River to a project site in Sewaren, NJ on the Arthur Kill. With the use of our Tug and Hopper Barge fleet we transported 3000 Tons per day to Seawaren. As there was no pier or dock onsite we set up two spud barges with an Excavator and Conveyor and off-loaded the material 150' to shore.