Ship Lightering and Off-loading

Sterling Equipment provides ship lightering services throughout the Northeast. Most recently, we lightered 18,000 tons of road salt from a 600' cargo ship in Boston Harbor. We worked around the clock using two tugboats, two 250’ x 72' deck barges and two CAT 385 hydraulic excavators. Once lightered, the ship was brought to our Quincy facility where we offloaded an additional 40,000 tons of product.

Gravel Transportation and Off-Loading

In 2016, Sterling Equipment entered into a subcontract agreement with Ferreira Construction to transport and offload 250,000 tons of gravel from a facility in Haverstraw, NY on the Hudson River to a project site in Sewaren, NJ on the Arthur Kill. We transported 3,000 tons of gravel per day with our tug and hopper barge fleet. Because there was no pier or dock onsite in Sewaren, we set up two spud barges with an excavator and conveyor and offloaded the material 150' to shore.