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The global barge transportation market was valued at US$ 122 Billion in 2021.
We expect the global barge transportation market to exhibit a CAGR of 3.42% during 2022-2027.
The rising demand for barge transportation for transporting bulk commodities, such as grains, coal,
petroleum, etc., is primarily driving the global barge transportation market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the growing adoption of barge
transportation services across several nations to transport essential items and medical aids, such as
medicine and PPE kits.
Based on the type of cargo, the global barge transportation market has been segmented into dry cargo,
liquid cargo, and gaseous cargo. Among these, dry cargo holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the barge fleet, the global barge transportation market can be divided into open barge,
covered barge, and tank barge. Currently, tank barge exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the application, the global barge transportation market has been categorized into coal and
crude petroleum products, agricultural products, coke and refined petroleum products, metal ores and
fabricated metal products, chemicals, rubber and plastic, nuclear fuel, food products, beverages, and
tobacco, and others. Among these, coal and crude petroleum products currently account for the
majority of the global market share.
Based on the activities, the global barge transportation market can be segregated into intracoastal
transportation and inland water transportation. Currently, inland water transportation holds the largest
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin
America, and Middle East and Africa, where Europe currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global barge transportation market include Alter Logistics (Goldstein
Group Inc.), American Commercial Barge Line (American Commercial Lines Inc), Anderson Trucking
Service Inc, Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc., Campbell Transportation Company Inc (Blue Danube
Incorporated), Heartland Barge Management LLC, Ingram Marine Group, Kirby Corporation, McAllister
Towing and Transportation Co. Inc., PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd., Poh Tiong Choon Logistics
Ltd., and SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc.
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