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Barge Transportation

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Access to the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System affords industry the option of using barge transportation for shipping machinery and equipment that may be too big for the road and rail, for acquiring raw materials used in manufacturing and construction, and distributing finished products. In an ever changing global marketplace, this option has provided Port Industries valuable and sometimes critical flexibility.

Depending on the weight per cubic foot of cargo, barges on the McClellan-Kerr can carry approximately 1,500 tons of it or about 15 times as much as a rail car and 60 times as much as a truck.  To move one ton of freight one mile by barge costs .97, by rail $2.53, and by semi-trailer truck $5.35.

Typically bulk, break bulk and liquid cargos move from origin to destination by more than one mode of transportation. Bulk and break bulk cargos move by some combination of barge, rail and truck. Liquid cargos may add pipeline to their combination of transportation modes.

The transportation cost savings attributable to barge transportation are greatest when origins and destinations of the cargo are nearest to the ports along the inland waterway system. For this reason, more and more transportation sensitive companies are locating their facilities along the waterways.
 

Click Here for information on Barge Tonnage at the Port of Muskogee.
 


Quick Reference

US Inland Waterways Map
Regional Ports Map
County Ports Map
Barge Shipping Time in Days to and from Major Cities


 

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Barge Shipping Time in Days to and from Major Cities              [back to top]
City Barge Days
Memphis 5
Baton Rouge 7
New Orleans 8
Chicago 10
Pittsburgh 14


Source: Arkansas-Oklahoma Port Operators Association


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