Kirby Corporation is the premier tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and along all three U.S. Coasts. Through its Distribution and Services segment, Kirby is also a leading nationwide service provider and distributor of diesel engines, transmissions, parts, industrial equipment, and oilfield service equipment.
Kirby operates the largest inland and offshore tank barge fleets in the United States. The United States coastline and inland waterway system are one of the most vibrant and efficient transportation systems in the world, linking the nation’s heartland and coastal states to each other and to the world. Kirby’s industry leading fleet of inland tank barges transport bulk liquid cargoes, including petrochemicals, black oil, refined products, and agricultural chemicals for customers on the Mississippi River, its tributaries, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Kirby Offshore Marine transports refined products, black oil, petrochemicals, and dry bulk products including sugar and coal, along the U.S. coastal network including the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.
Distribution and Services
Kirby is a leading distributor and services provider to industrial markets, offering customers a single source for after-market service and parts for engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related equipment used in oilfield services, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications. In the oil and gas markets, Kirby serves as a distributor and service provider for diesel engines, transmissions, and pumps, and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. The Company also manufactures power generation equipment, specialized electrical distribution and control equipment, high capacity energy storage/battery systems, and rail car movers. In marine and power generation applications, Kirby provides after-market service for medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, reduction gears and ancillary products. Kirby also sells and rents equipment including generators, and rents compressors, high capacity lift trucks, and refrigeration trailers for use in a variety of industrial markets.