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Clure Public Marine Terminal


Duluth Cargo Connect
1310 Port Terminal Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

T: 218.727.6646
F: 218.727.6649

Commodities: General Cargo, Heavy-Lift

Duluth Cargo Connect is a working partnership of Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Lake Superior Warehousing. Lake Superior Warehousing has served as terminal operator of the Port Authority's Clure Public Marine Terminal since 1991. Facilities feature over 400,000 sq. ft. of warehousing capacity, 40+ acres of secure outdoor ground storage space, and access to four Class I rail carriers. The Terminal has twin 81-ton gantry cranes, with a tandem lift capacity of 120 metric tons, a mobile 300-ton crane and a fleet of forklift trucks and related equipment. With a world-class reputation for handling dimensional and heavy-lift cargo (e.g. wood pulp and paper, steel coil and oil extraction equipment) Duluth Cargo Connect has also become a leading North American transshipment hub for wind energy components. Designated as a Foreign Trade Zone, this Terminal offers a major advantage to industrial and commercial interests. Merchandise may be stored, processed, altered or used in the manufacture of other products within the zone and becomes subject to U.S. Customs duties only upon entry into the domestic market.

Dock Length: 1,620 ft. (Berths 1&2); 1,000 ft. (Berth  4); 1,600 ft. (Berths 8&9); Ro-Ro dock available on Berth 8
Depth: 30 ft.
Capacity: 400,000+ sq. ft. warehouse storage;
40+ acres outdoor ground storage
Rail Service: 4 Class I Railroads - BNSF, CN, CP, UP; 4 tracks on-dock rail; loop track
Truck access: Garfield Ave. to Port Terminal/Helberg Drive
Employees: 30-150 (including ship/special project workers)


Redevelopment of the 26-acre pier adjacent to the Clure Public Marine Terminal is part of the Port Authority’s long-term plan. A nearly $18 million construction project was completed in October 2016 bringing  this dock back into maritime service and making it available for industrial expansion on the waterfront.

 Dock Length:      Berth 8   =    800 ft.
                          Berth 9   =    800 ft.
                          Berth 11 = 1,200 ft.
Depth:   30 ft.
Capacity:  26 acres
Rail Service:        BNSF & CP
Truck Access:  Garfield Ave. to Port
Terminal/Helberg Drive

Jonathan Lamb, LSW President             

Pete Kramer, General Manager