Waterson Terminal Services (WTS) was formed in 2007 with a merger of Public Assess Management and Waterson Stevedoring, creating the terminal manager and operator for the Port of Providence. WTS specializes in loading, transferring and discharging all breakbulk, bulk, and project cargoes in the Port of Providence.
The Port of Providence covers over 42 hectares and contains 1.1 thousand meters of berthing space that can serve six vessels at the same time. With on-dock rail service, the Port of Providence is just 1.6 kilometers from the country's interstate highway network.
The Port of Providence contains over 27.8 thousand square meters of covered storage and more than eight hectares of open lay-down area. The Port of Providence offers 12.2 meters alongside depth at its berths.
The Port of Providence contains three rail spurs that allow direct vessel-to-rail transfers, indoor rail, and alongside rail at the open lay-down area. The rail is connected to all major railroads offering service to anywhere in the US and Canada.
Three warehouses offer a total of 27.9 thousand square meters of covered storage. The Ace Warehouse at the Port of Providence contains 12.1 thousand square meters next to covered rail line. The Marine Terminal Warehouse offers 11.2 thousand square meters with indoor rail and ten truck bays. Shed #1 covers almost 6 thousand square meters at Berth 1 adjacent to on-dock rail. All storage areas, whether covered or open, are served by adjacent rail.
The Port of Providence's WTS specializes in handling bulk cargoes including the transfer of cargo from vessel to vessel, vessel to barge, or barge to barge. Two floating cranes with capacity for moving one thousand tons per hour serve the port.