One barge offers the carrying capacity equivalent in tons to 15 railroad cars or 60 semi-trailer trucks, while on average, a gallon of fuel allows one ton of cargo to be shipped 155 miles by semi-trailer truck, 413 miles by railcar and 576 miles by barge.
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.
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Source: Arkansas-Oklahoma Port Operators Association
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The Port of Muskogee is located at River Navigation Mile 393.8 R in Muskogee, Oklahoma.