We are an international stevedoring company providing shipping services within the maritime and port logistics industries of the United States and Mexico.

Based out of the Port of Brownsville, Texas, Schaefer offers fully integrated steel and general cargo logistics services out of Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Altamira, Tampico, and Veracruz. We work with commodity producers, traders, shippers, brokers, and receivers, with a specialization in terminal handling operations including the loading and unloading of ships, barges, railcars, and trucks from both indoor and outdoor storage facilities. Our terminal operations have water and dock access, on-site rail spurs, truck loading areas, transfer yards, heavy lift capacities, and all of the necessary equipment to provide safe and efficient cargo handling and storage services.


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Our primary focus is steel, but we routinely handle many other types of bulk and breakbulk cargo, such as; aluminum, lumber, pig-iron, and scrap to name a few.

Schaefer facilites have water, rail, and truck access allowing for smart terminal operations with minimal and safe cargo handling. As a standard practice, we use specialty equipment and accessories for the proper management of highly sensitive cargo types used in the Automotive, Agriculture, Construction, and Energy industries. Our services manage large volume cargo shipments of ships, barges, railcars, and trucks in both import and export scenarios.

Over the coarse of several decades, we have created a solid logistics network to help us deliver cargo as quickly and safely as possible to almost anywhere in the country.

With a steel focus, we offer stevedoring, warehousing, trucking, and rail services along the Gulf and Pacific coasts of Mexico.

We have the capacity and equipment to handle vessels and barges of standard 20′ and 40′ containers, and store them in a secure location.

We place real value in the modernization of the stevedoring and logistics experience. Our technology capabilities make us one of the most advanced stevedores operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

SchaeferCONNECT is our cargo management and inventory control system, designed specifically for metals shipments. Our technology capability allows our customers to view incoming shipments, and receive status updates on those shipments, while in transit and during the different logistics stages until reaching the final destination. Management and control of your shipment is available online, through our secure server and website. We are true believers that technology will positively change this industry, and we work very hard to stay in front of all innovations related to the cargo management industries.

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