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 March 31, 2021

Inland Tank Barge Fleet

  • Petrochemicals and refined products 814
  • Black oil 158
  • Pressure 75
  • Anhydrous ammonia 10
  • Total 1,057
  • Total Barrel Capacity 23.7MM

Inland Towboat Fleet

  • Total 241

Coastal Tank Barge Fleet

  • Refined products/petrochemicals 31
  • Black oil 13
  • Total 44
  • Total Barrel Capacity 4.2MM

Coastal Tugboat Fleet

  • Total 42

Offshore Dry-Bulk Cargo Fleet

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