Rail Transload – Detroit, Michigan

Delray Connecting Railroad Company

The transload terminal at Zug Island, within the heart of Detroit, Michigan, makes it easy for shippers, manufacturers, and distributors to transfer goods throughout Michigan, and access alternative routes through the Midwest and north to Canada. Transloading facilities make it possible to avoid captive lanes and reduce shipping costs by utilizing trucking over shorter distances. The location of this Detroit Bulk Terminal location allows it to serve numerous businesses not just in Detroit, MI, but also Toledo, OH, and Toronto, ON.

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Transloading Opportunities in Detroit, Michigan

The bulk rail transloading facility at Zug Island in Detroit, Michigan is well located to serve shippers on the Midwest, and help them reach nearly any location throughout North America. Located near the markets of Detroit,  Toledo, and Toronto, Canada, this transload facility situated near the East Coast and Midwest is ideal for international shipping or receiving. With close proximity to Detroit industries and several rail shippers, it’s also easy to make local shipments to nearby cities, or continue to ship to other areas along the East Coast, Midwest, South, and beyond.

The Delray Connecting and Zug Island Bulk Terminal

The Delray Connecting is a Class III switching carrier serving the Zug Island area in Detroit, MI with about 15 miles of track. DCRR provides 24/7 switching service, rail car storage and repair, locomotive repair, track repair, and rotary car dumping. DCRR interchanges with the Canadian National (CN), Norfolk Southern (NS), CSXT and Conrail. The Zug Island Bulk Terminal location is operated by RSI Leasing in partnership with Transtar, LLC.

Commodities Shipped at the Grand Rapids Transloading Terminal

The transloading terminal in Detroit, MI specializes in dry and liquid bulk products and plastics. The facility utilizes an air compressor, conveyors, truck scale, pumps and fork lifts to quickly and effectively move products to and from trucks and rail cars.


Capacity at this time is flexible. Please contact us for more information.

Commodities Handled:

Dry Bulk, Liquid Bulk, Petroleum, Plastics

Handling Equipment:

Air Compressor, Conveyors, Truck Scale, Pumps, Fork Lifts, Skid Steer, Lay Down

Try the Transloading Map

We created the transloading map to help logistics and supply chain professionals map alternative rail routes more easily. Use the map to see transloading terminals near your destinations, and get more information on each terminal. You’ll be able to see commodities served at each location, connecting lines and interchange points, equipment available, services provided, and more. If you’ve struggled with rising rail rates or other logistics obstacles, the transloading map is a great place to start exploring other options. Use the transloading map to see details on transloading terminals across Michigan and through the Midwest, Southeast, South, and every region. To talk with a rail transloading expert about rail rates and transloading options, contact us.