Kirby Fleet

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 June 30, 2021

Inland Tank Barge Fleet

  • Petrochemicals and refined products 804
  • Black oil 157
  • Pressure 75
  • Anhydrous ammonia 10
  • Total 1,046
  • Total Barrel Capacity 23.4MM

Inland Towboat Fleet

  • Total 260

Coastal Tank Barge Fleet

  • Refined products/petrochemicals 31
  • Black oil 12
  • Total 43
  • Total Barrel Capacity 4.0MM

Coastal Tugboat Fleet

  • Total 42

Offshore Dry-Bulk Cargo Fleet

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