The only other place that does take advantage of the Meuse is Steyl, some kilometres upstream the river. During the first decades of the nineteenth century Steyl is a transit port for merchandise coming from and going to the Rhine area. At that time Steyl is part of the duchy of Gülick, while Venlo belongs to Gelre. Large quantities of salt, oil, tar, pitch, cereals and colonial goods are being stored en transported. Earthenware as well as ceramics for house building coming from the hinterland are a large part of the transporting business. It is shipped to Bordeaux and Marseilles. Like in Venlo farmers are coachmen too.
As a result of political developments this comes to an end by 1830.