Services Shore Tankering Services

Whether your transfer involves a high hazard product such as phenol, aniline, or acrylonitrile, a specialty process such as ship bunkering, ship lighterings, or nitrogen purging, or simply a non-hazardous transfer that requires prompt, predictable professional service, Kirby Inland Marine-Logistics Management shore tankermen can handle the job.

In-Plant Operations Services

Logistics Management provides highly skilled and trained personnel to operate marine dock facilities and supplemental staff for various in-plant and terminal operations, such as rail car/tank truck loading and unloading, tank farm operations, and switching operations.

Service Areas

Logistics Management currently services three regional areas with shore tankermen, in-plant operators and other key support personnel: the Gulf Coast region (Brownsville, Texas to Panama City, Florida); the Mississippi River region (Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Cairo, Illinois); and the Ohio River Valley region (Paducah, Kentucky to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).


Since its founding, Logistics Management’s success has been driven by three overarching beliefs: first, provide operational excellence in fulfilling customer requirements; second, furnish only the most reliable, highly trained and professional personnel to our customers; and third, offer high value, prompt predictable services.

The key to implementing these beliefs is found in one of the core competencies of Logistics Management, providing state-of-the-art training for all personnel, regardless of assignment. For example, all Logistics Management shore tankermen have not only completed required U.S. Coast Guard training, but have also passed competency-based exams in areas such as the safe handling of hazardous cargoes and the performance of specialized tankering processes, including ship bunkering and nitrogen purging.

Both shore tankermen and in-plant operators participate in Kirby’s extensive safety program. Monthly safety meetings, the implementation of Behavior-Based Safety processes, ISO 9000 certified procedures, and extensive training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, first aid/CPR and fire fighting ensure that safety is the primary concern in all facets of both training and operations.

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Customer Service and Dispatching

Our Customer Service Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This group is the central information command center and is responsible for personnel scheduling, collecting job information and problem resolution. On-time arrivals through efficient personnel scheduling are enhanced by our state-of-the-art dispatch process. Planning and coordination of duties ensure that both routine and unexpected work opportunities can be handled. All Logistics Management employees carry cell phones or 2-way paging devices and maintain the necessary equipment and supplies (Personal Protective Equipment) in their vehicles; always on call, always ready to meet customer requirements.

Service Areas

KLM Service Area

Gulf Coast Region

  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Freeport, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Texas City, Texas
  • Port Arthur, Texas

Mississippi River Region

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Natchez, Mississippi
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Memphis, Tennessee

Ohio River Valley

  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Ashland, Kentucky
  • Paducah, Kentucky
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Charleston, West Virginia
Craig Foret

Vice President – Logistics Management


Bryce Goolsby

General Manager – Logistics Management


Zach McGavitt

Operations Manager – Logistics Services


24-Hour Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives