Marine Railway / Dry Dock

Our Marine Railway and Transfer Area is approximately 550 feet long with 18 foot wide Transfer Cars (400 ton capacity each), and we recently just invested in an upgrade to add an additional 200 feet to our railway in order to optimize our efficiency and increase our production capabilities. This railway upgrade allows us to support larger vessels, as well as dock multiple vessels simultaneously. Our End Launch Cradle is currently 192 feet long with a launch capacity of 1,200 tons.


Metal Trades recently completed the construction of a new 200 foot pier that provides additional dockage and load/offload capability at our facility.

Metal Trades, Inc. (MTI) is a family owned business located just south of Charleston, South Carolina operating with deep water access on the intracoastal waterway. We have been in business since 1962 and have extensive past performance in Heavy Steel Fabrication, Manufacturing, Machining, Vessel Construction and Vessel Maintenance and Repair for both commercial and Government customers.

” J.E. Corbin, Jr. founded Metal Trades, Inc. in 1962 with a pickup truck, a welding machine, and years of metal fabricating experience. Since that time MTI established a solid reputation for its multi-skilled work force and strong commitment to high quality.”


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