Kirby Fleet

The U.S. inland waterway system is comprised mainly of the Mississippi River and its tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (see map below) and is one of the busiest, cost-efficient, productive and safest transportation systems in the world. The inland waterway system comprises 12,000 miles of navigable interconnected rivers, canals and intracoastal waterways serving the U.S. as water highways.

The U.S. also benefits from the coastwise trade of bulk liquid and dry products to ports along the East Coast, Gulf Coast and West Coast, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii.

Data as of December 31, 2018

Inland Tank Barge Fleet

  • Petrochemicals and refined products 789
  • Black oil 131
  • Pressure 73
  • Anhydrous ammonia 10
  • Total 1,003
  • Total Barrel Capacity 21.8MM

Inland Towboat Fleet

  • Total 285

Coastal Tank Barge Fleet

  • Refined products/petrochemicals 37
  • Black oil 16
  • Total 53
  • Total Barrel Capacity 5.1MM

Coastal Tugboat Fleet

  • Total 50

Offshore Dry-Bulk Cargo Fleet

  • Dry-bulk barge and tugboat units 4
  • Deadweight tonnage 79,000