The Guide to Types of Barges

The Guide to Types of Barges

Barges are crucial for keeping the inland waterways running smoothly, and you may be surprised to find out there are several types of these amazing vessels that are used all over the world. The official definition of a barge is just that -- a marine vessel that’s primarily used to ...

The Role of US Inland Waterways

Inland waterways in the US are a critical part of our infrastructure. They transport over 600 million tons of freight every year for both importing and exporting, and their origins can be traced back over 400 years back to the colonial period. To say that inland waterways are integral to ...

The US Coast Guard and the MTS

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is an integral part of “maritime safety, security, and stewardship” and has been a part of countless rescue and search missions, Homeland Security operations, and environmental protection. A large part of their mission is also the management of the Marine Transportation System (MTS) that makes ...

The Past and Present of Inland Waterways

The Past and Present of Inland Waterways. Even though the nation’s inland waterways help facilitate the transportation of 600 million tons of freight each year, many of us still don’t know the history of waterways or how they’re currently maintained to keep things moving seamlessly. From their origin to how ...

The Benefits of Barge Transportation

The Benefits of Barge Transportation. When it comes to logistics, barges are an often-overlooked mode of transportation. While truck and rail transportation is commonly used and more visible, there’s plenty of evidence to support the benefits of transporting goods across waterways instead of land. Ranging from financial to environmental, there’s ...

Exploring the World of Barges

Exploring the World of Barges. Whether you’re new to the marine industry or you’re a more seasoned veteran, it’s always fun to visit the basics of barges. Did you know we have been using marine barges in the modern world since before the Industrial Revolution?  A barge is defined as a ...