Container On Barge Operations
Moving loaded or empty 40 foot ISO standard size shipping containers (or other standard sizes) by barge is certainly an attractive possibility. This is being done successfully in other areas like Norfolk to Richmond. Now that the expanded Panama Canal is available container ships up to 13,000 TUE can transit the canal and bring containers to our river ports like APM Mobile and New Orleans. Assistance is available to inland ports through the MARAD Marine Highway Program.
If you are a shipper, port operator of chamber of commerce interested in increasing the profitability of businesses in your area through reduced inland shipping costs COB is certainly an option worth considering!