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 September 30, 2018

Inland Tank Barge Fleet

  • Petrochemicals and refined products 767
  • Black oil 131
  • Pressure 73
  • Anhydrous ammonia 10
  • Total 981
  • Total Barrel Capacity 21.6MM

Inland Towboat Fleet

  • Total 282

Coastal Tank Barge Fleet

  • Refined products/petrochemicals 36
  • Black oil 18
  • Total 54
  • Total Barrel Capacity 5.1MM

Coastal Tugboat Fleet

  • Total 50

Offshore Dry-Bulk Cargo Fleet

  • Dry-bulk barge and tugboat units 5
  • Deadweight tonnage 96,000