The Pearl River arrived at the Port of Blencoe on October 27th, 2020. Pearl River was once used by NASA to carry space shuttle engines for the Saturn 5 Rocket. Pearl River also aided in the recovery efforts of the Challenger.
The fertilizer shed located at the Port of Blencoe stores fertilizer for both wholesale and retail distribution.
The dry fertilizer is transported off the barge to the shed via three different conveyors. The 170'x340' building, constructed by Greenfield Contractors, has the capacity to hold 20,000 ton of product.
SIMUTANEOUS LOADING & UNLOADING
ABILITY TO SHIP VARIETY OF PRODUCTS
The Pearl River Barge is used as a platform for the excavator. The Cat excavator, with its five yard clamshell bucket, goes to work unloading at a rate of 500 tons per hour, with an end goal of emptying and cleaning the barge in four hours.
Looking Toward the Future
Additions to the ground continue, video security has been recently added, continual landscaping of the area, a fence on the north side along with adding gates at the end of the driveway entrances.
Monona County is paving the road leading to the port.
We will continue to develop the port area by constructing a scale and office facility, a new commodity building located south of the fertilizer shed to assist with loading.
We look forward to developing new business opportunities that will utilize the 38 acres Port of Blencoe resides on.