S.H. Bell Company’s business is providing handling, storage, processing, packaging and record keeping services to a customer base comprised of producers, traders, and consumers of metals, minerals and semi-finished industrial materials.


Our terminals have the capability to handle bulk and packaged products such as:

  • Ferro Alloys
  • Frac Sand, Proppants
  • Pig Iron
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Silicon Metal
  • Fluorspar
  • Magnesite
  • Primary Metals (zinc, aluminum, lead, tin, copper and nickel)
  • Specialty Alloys
  • Refractory products
  • Scrap Metal
  • Minerals
  • Steel (pipe, billets, bars, coils, slabs)
  • Fertilizer
  • Limestone


At S. H. Bell Company we offer several processing options at select terminals:


Jaw crushing systems capable of crushing materials in accordance with most customer size requirements.


Screen systems and screen boxes capable of screening materials in accordance with most customer sizing requirements.


Capabilities available for lot and product size combination.

Shipping and Receiving

Our terminals have the capability to ship and receive via the following modes of transportation:

River Barge:

Unloading and reloading of barges of bulk and packaged products by our river docks equipped with cranes and hydraulic backhoes.


Unloading and reloading of bulk and packaged products from hopper-cars, boxcars, gondolas and flatcars.


Unloading and reloading of bulk products from dump trucks and containers and packaged products from flatbeds, vantrucks and containers.


Our terminals offer a variety of repackaging options for bulk and packaged products at select terminals:

  • Dumping of all packaging types
  • Filling of:
    • Supersacks
    • Drums
    • Pallet Boxes
    • Small Bags & Cans
    • Steel Boxes
  • Palletizing
  • Stretchwrapping & Shrinkwrapping
  • Banding
  • Installation of plastic liners & cardboard slips
  • Color coding, stenciling and labeling
  • Adding of moisture absorbing packs
  • Preparing and shipping of samples

At S.H. Bell Company we are not limited to the above list of packaging options, so please contact the specific terminal to inquire if we can accommodate your repackaging needs.


Our terminals consist of outdoor and indoor storage with covered buildings and extensive asphalt and concrete pads for storage of bulk and packaged products.

Record Keeping

At S.H. Bell Company, we keep detailed reports of our customer’s daily transactions and up-to-date inventory supply. Each terminal has a dedicated staff available to answer questions and access any needed reports.

LME Warehousing

At S.H. Bell Company, we are approved to warehouse commodities traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME). The location currently approved for this service is our Patapsco Ave. Terminal in Baltimore, MD.