InterBarge’s mission is to provide safe, efficient and reliable fluvial logistics solutions to its customers. Our employees and fleet are central to the success of this endeavor and, as such, we take pride in only hiring the best captains and crews in the Hidrovia and in operating and maintaining a modern fleet of convoys that can perform at the highest standards that our customers expect from us. We are committed to being our customers’ trusted partner for all their fluvial logistics needs and to always put safety, competence and environmental responsibility at the forefront of our work.
The mission of InterBarge and its employees is to manage the company’s marine transportation assets and related equipment and infrastructure to maximize the services available to and satisfaction of its customers. InterBarge employees are central to the success of this endeavor and as such are treated and are required to treat others with respect and support, always putting safety, customer care and environmental responsibility at the forefront of their work.
InterBarge was formed in 2007 with the purpose of establishing a first class fluvial logistics operation on South America’s Hidrovia Paraná Paraguay Waterway System.
Crossing five countries - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay - and spreading over more than 2,200 miles, the Hidrovia Parana Paraguay is at the core of the region’s economic prowess. It allows for a wide array of goods such as agricultural products, iron ore, clean petroleum products or soft commodities to be moved in an efficient and reliable way from the production areas to the processing facilities and export terminals. Commodities’ traffic in the Hidrovia region is estimated to have grown from approx. 59 million metric tons in 2000 to 93 million metric tons in 2010. This dynamic region benefits from the growing need for commodities worldwide and from the collaboration of the five countries signatories of the Hidrovia Treaty to facilitate traffic between their ports.
InterBarge’s activities include transporting soybeans and corn from Paraguay and Bolivia to the international grain houses’ crushing plants located along the river and moving Brazilian iron ore to the River Plate for local consumption or transshipment into ocean going vessels that export it to the international markets.
Our Operations and Technical managers have extensive experience providing industrial and agricultural clients with integral logistic solutions in the region. InterBarge has the aim and capacity to expand its business throughout South America catering different cargoes and customers with efficient logistics at an attractive cost.
InterBarge currently owns and operates 258 barges with a total capacity of 420,000 dwt and 13 pushboats with a total capacity of 56,000 hp that were manufactured and refurbished in the US under the highest standards and transported to the Hidrovia to serve InterBarge’s local customers. Learn more about our Fleet.