Basin Commerce is committed to building awareness and interest in the US Marine Highways as a key contributor to the growth of our economy. Our purpose below is to provide and encourage a greater understanding of our rivers and how goods move between inland river terminals and ports for import/export. 

 

For starters, learn how America's Maritime Highway System operates today


 

How big are barges that carry products up and down the river? And how do they compare with alternative transportation options like rail and truck? Our complements to the Iowa DOT for this fine graphic: 

(source: http://www.iowadot.gov/compare.pdf)


 

The US Waterways have capacity available and ready to be put to use.  Find out how Basin can help you move your products economically and safely. 

 

Source: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/OSEA/SeasonalAdjustment/