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Barge Freight

M.G. Maher & Company, Inc. provides barge freight handling and transportation services for a variety of commodities and cargoes, including our one-of-a-kind less-than-bargeload service that saves our customers time and money through our barge division, MBLX, Inc.

Custom Solutions Save Time, Money

Through M.G. Maher‘s barge division, MBLX, Inc., we excel at barging cargo up America’s inland waterways while providing customized shipping solutions, including our one-of-a-kind less-than-bargeload service, that saves our customers time and money.

Less-Than-Bargeload Service

While MBLX ships full bargeloads of cargo, our unique less-than-bargeload service consolidates many types of cargoes in parcels of less than 1400 tons, which allows shippers to avoid paying for the entire barge. Such cargoes typically handled are:

  • steel coils, plates, billets, pipes, super bags, ingots
  • crated material
  • other ferrous and non-ferrous metal products

Project Cargoes

Additionally, Project Cargo Shippers can also benefit from this less-than-bargeload service. We are experienced in handling many such cargoes, including:

  • earth moving and mining equipment
  • transport vehicles
  • cranes
  • oil exploration machinery
  • excavators
  • wheel loaders
  • graders
  • steel plates

Tracking and Tracing

One of the many reasons our barge freight customers enjoy working with MBLX is the fact that we always keep them informed about their cargo. Our representatives proactively reach out to their customers to provide status updates at least three times a week.