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MN 100 Market Leaders
Credit: Kirby Corporation
Operators on America’s inland waterways have been pressing on through challenging circumstances to help maintain the critical ? ow of U.S. commerce. Peter Stephaich, Chairman & CEO, Campbell Transportation
Company; Dave O’Loughlin, President & CEO, Ingram Barge Company;
Christian O’Neil, President, Kirby Marine Transportation Group; David Konz,
Risk Manager, Tidewater Transportation and Terminals; and Lee Nelson,
President, Upper River Services weigh in on their respective companies and how they’re navigating the current market landscape.
By Eric Haun
Please provide a brief overview of your are a river harbor operation located in St. Paul, Minn. We serve the Twin Cities market; we are the upper terminus company and the markets it serves.
CO: Kirby Marine is the premier tank barge operator for the Upper Mississippi River. Every boat that comes in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products here drops their entire tow, typically picks up fuel and supplies, gets another tow and heads the other direction. throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf In- tracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in We provide switching, ? eeting barge cleaning and repair,
Alaska and Hawaii. We also operate several offshore dry fuel and supplies.
DK: Tidewater Transportation & Terminals has been cargo ATB’s, offer project cargo services through Osprey safely transporting commodities in the Paci? c Northwest
Line, and now own a Houston shipyard, San Jac Marine.
DO: Ingram Marine Group has been a quality marine since 1932 all the while providing the best possible service transporter on America’s inland waterways since 1946, and quality customer care. Tidewater is the largest inland marine transportation company west of the Mississippi starting out as a small, family-owned business and grow- ing into what we are today: the largest dry cargo carrier River and has evolved into a multi-commodity transporta- and one of the top chemical carriers on the river. Markets tion and terminal company serving the diverse and evolv- ing transportation needs of the Paci? c Northwest. Head- served encompass the entire inland river system, includ- quartered in Vancouver, Wash., Tidewater’s operating area ing major ports such as New Orleans, Houston, Mem- spans 465 miles of the Columbia and Snake River systems, phis, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Pitts-
Canadian West Coast and Puget Sound region. burgh and Nashville.
PS: Campbell has been around since the early 1900s
LN: Established as Upper River Services in 1984, we based on the Upper Ohio. Our core market strength has
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