Morterm Ltd. is the only general cargo facility located in the port of Windsor, in the Windsor-Detroit cargo corridor – the busiest commercial border crossing in North America. The company is a major industry participant in stevedoring, warehousing, trans-loading and storage in the Great Lakes region. With more than $3 million of investment in capital expenditures over the last several years, the terminal is well equipped to handle virtually any cargo. Morterm offers 160,000 sf of indoor storage, over 90 acres of outdoor storage in a 24-hour secured facility, Morterm makes an excellent choice for cargo destined for the GTA, the United States, Mexico or any corner of Canada.
The company excels at handling steel in any form – coil, plate, beam, wire rod, rebar and tube – as well as bulk products such as raw sugar, and project cargoes including wind turbine components. Morterm offers full seaway draft and can handle any type of cargo from any type of vessel operating on the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway system. As an added bonus, Port of Windsor’s cargo fees are among the lowest in the Great Lakes.
Morterm is more than just a marine terminal; it is a transportation hub for cargo traveling by water, road or rail. The company’s dedicated team of skilled people can handle loading and discharging cargo to or from any vessel; in addition, the company’s trans-load capabilities open opportunities for other modes of transportation.
The terminal facility is located next to the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge, offering direct access to Ontario’s 400-series highways, and U.S. Interstate highway system. Immediately adjacent to Morterm is the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry offering drive-on, drive-off service for tractor-trailers, without entering public roadways.
Morterm is rail served by its sister company, Essex Terminal Railway (ETR), with direct connections to CP Rail, CN Rail and CSX offering complete access to the entire Canadian, American and Mexican railway networks. The planned new high-clearance rail tunnel will open more possibilities for rail shipments with double-stacked containers and multilevel rail cars used by shippers and auto manufacturers. This massive economic development project will create thousands of direct, indirect and induced jobs and make the region, and Morterm, more competitive as a multi-modal center between Canada’s key ports and America’s Midwestern markets.