Chicago Lake Calumet Terminal

Opened in July 2000, Lake Calumet Terminal was the second terminal opened in the Chicago area. The facility is an approved London Metal Exchange (LME) Warehouse and is an operator of Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #22. The terminal operates as a storage, transfer and warehousing facility for packaged products.

The site is located along the right bank of the Calumet River, near milepost 327.9 in Chicago, Illinois. The site consists of enclosed security storage buildings of approximately 56,000 square feet in area. Specific material storage areas are assigned according to customer needs, environmental considerations and space requirements.


Material Handling
This terminal has the capability to handle covered storage for packaged products such as:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Ferro Alloys
  • Lead
  • Magnesite
  • Minerals
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Receiving and Shipping
Receiving and shipping of materials are accomplished through three modes of transportation:

  • River Barge/Vessel (Ocean/Lake): The terminal uses a 27-foot deep loading and unloading river dock.
  • Truck: The terminal uses 40 van/container docks with flat-bed handling capability.
  • Railroad: The terminal uses a 5-car dock for handling boxcars exclusively with Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad.

    Illinois International Port District
    12800 South Butler Drive
    Shed No. 1, Section C
    Chicago, IL 60633
    CSS Track No: 7352

Lake Calumet has the ability to repackage a limited number of products.

The daily operations of the terminal are managed by:

Terminal Manager – Paul Chepela

Operations Manager – Franklin Champion

S. H. Bell Co. Chicago – Lake Calumet Facility
12800 South Butler Drive, Shed No. 1 Sec. C
Chicago, IL 60633

Phone: 1-773-646-4661
Fax: 1-773-646-2844
Shipping information:

For rate information contact the Sales Department at the Pittsburgh Administrative office:
Jill Tillman – Manager Sales Administration
Stacy Seltzer – Pittsburgh-Based Account Manager
Adam Bell – Director of Sales and Marketing

Phone: 1-412-963-9910
Fax: 1-412-963-1206