Category Archives: Port of Montana

Memorial Day Hours

The Port of Montana will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.  We will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 am. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Gearing up for Fertilizer Season

The Port is an ideal solution for seasonal commodities such as fertilizer.  By utilizing the Port’s facility, the producer is able to eliminate overhead costs while still providing high volume just in time delivery to regional growers during a short demand window.  Here’s how it works for current customers: Each year as spring approaches fertilizer […]

Transloading for Montana Department of Transportation Highway Interchange Project

The Port of Montana was able to assist with the transload of pipe for the Helena MDT highway interchange project.  The pipe was shipped to the Port of Montana, and then kept in outside storage until the project was underway. Once the project was ready to take delivery of the pipe, it was loaded onto […]

Inland Ports – Booting the Logistics Market

We wanted to share a very comprehensive article about Inland Ports in Expansion Solutions magazine. The article talks of increased imports to the US and congestion at traditional ports contributing to a shift to an “inland port” model. Inland ports also reduce the need for long -haul trucking whose costs have risen in comparison to rail due to shortages of […]

Logistics “Top 5” Award from Expansion Solutions

The Port of Montana recently received the Transportation/Logistics Top Five Award of Excellence. http://www.expansionsolutionsmagazine.com/awardsofexcellence_2015 The Port is located on the juncture of Interstates 15 and 90, and is served by the Burlington Northern Sante Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, facilitating distribution throughout the northwest mountain region. Some of the products currently distributed through the Port are automobiles, […]

Port of Montana Holiday Hours of Operation

Thanksgiving Week: Monday through Wednesday (11/23 through 11/25)                         Normal Hours 7am – 5pm Thursday and Friday (11/26 through 11/27)                                        Closed Resuming normal hours of […]

Equipment Upgrade

As part of ongoing equipment upgrades, the Port recently replaced its smallest forklift with a new Hyster 6000 pound forklift.  This lift truck maneuvers well in tight spaces, making it ideal for loading and unloading truck vans.  The Port maintains a variety of equipment for distribution from conveyor belt, front end loader and dump truck […]

New Entrance Sign

The Port of Montana and Montana Connections Business Development Park have completed the entrance sign project.  The Port sign was made possible in part by the Butte-Silver Bow Tax Increment Financing Industrial District through a $14,000 grant which was provided to offset the cost of the Port’s sign.  The new sign is an attractive addition […]

Union Pacific Foundation Meet and Greet

The Port hosted a meet and greet for the Union Pacific Foundation last week.  Nathan Anderson, Director of Government Affairs, presented contributions to Montana recipients, including Butte’s own Main Street Uptown!  Afterward, we were pleased to conduct a tour of the Port. The presence of our state and national delegations was terrific.  Montana State Senator […]