MDL has entered into an agreement with Sesco Cement, Inc for all its logistics needs for exporting phosphate rock out of the Red Wing, Port of Tampa complex.
Sesco Cement will build a dedicated 40,000-ton storage building on its 15-acre site and has committed to handle up to 450,000 tons per year for the export of phosphate rock by vessel. In addition, MDL will install its 200 tph dryer at the facility to dry the rock to 2% moisture to meet our customers’ needs.
MDL is pleased to have a qualified logistics company like this to build a new facility designed-built to best meet its needs and with the ability to expand over time. MDL’s CEO Lance McNeill said, “We are excited to work with the Sesco team, and we think this a perfect match for our long-term needs at the port.”
MDL is pleased to open the market again for high-grade Florida phosphate rock. Rock has not been shipped out of Florida in over 20 years, although it used to be the world leader in rock supply.