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Inland Marine Transportation Industry

More than 25,000 barges and 3,700 towboats and tugs transport cargo along our inland waterways, which include the Mississippi River, its tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Canal. The industry is a large and tightly knit network of barge and towing firms, ports and terminals, fleeting and harbor services, marine contractors, dredging companies, shipyards and repair facilities, government agencies, engineers, surveyors, brokers, divers and other support professionals.

The Waterways Journal Weekly - Since 1887, it has been the only weekly trade publication exclusively covering the news, information and activities of the inland marine transportation industry. Offered in print and online, the journal features a 98-percent paid circulation. The Waterways Journal
Inland River Guide - Who can ship it, who can build it, who can fix it — and more. The Inland River Guide is published for the benefit of companies doing business along the inland and intracoastal waterways. Updated annually, it is the most comprehensive directory of companies involved in the inland river industry. Inland River Guide
Inland River Record - A hardcover book that lists in detail more than 3,700 commercial towboats and tugs, U.S. engineer vessels and Coast Guard vessels navigating the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, their tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Updated annually. 1

Inland River Record Online - The data from the Inland River Record, transformed into a completely searchable online database. The site uses an online platform designed by The Integra Group, a well-respected online software/solutions provider for the barge industry.

IRR Online

Inland Marine Expo - The annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. At the show, you will find equipment and services that are critical in the movement of goods along these waterways. Target attendees include ports and terminals, barge and towing companies, fleeting and harbor services companies, dredging companies and marine contractors, inland shipyards and repair facilities, and engineers, divers, surveyors and other support industries as well as government agencies.

IRR Online



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