Ingram Barge is the largest inland carrier in
Ingram has been operating tank barges since the mid-1940s, although it has traditionally been a smaller component of the company’s business. Currently, Ingram owns and operates nearly 200 tank barges which provide service for many oil and chemical companies.
Dan Martin, Ingram’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said delivery of the new state-of-the-art tank barges will occur over a 30-month period beginning in 2008.
“Ten of these barges will be equipped for vapor recovery, and ten are to be outfitted with steam coils for heating cargoes,” Mr. Martin explained. “This new capacity is being added as a result of a combination of new affreightment contracts and a continuing need to recapitalize our fleet.”