Marine Transportation

Enterprise Marine Services, "EMS" business segment is based in Houma, LA and primarily consists of inland tow boats and tank barges with a small fleet of offshore tugs and barges. EMS owns dockside fleeting facilities located in Houma, LA, Bourg, LA, Amelia, LA and on the Houston Ship Channel in Channelview, TX.

The fleet consists of double-hulled barges and tugs that carry petroleum and petrochemical products for Enterprise Products and various third parties. EMS owns a ship yard maintenance and repair facility in Houma, LA equipped with a dry dock and a gas-free plant for tug and barge repairs. The 78 acre tract is located at the intersection of the Intracoastal Canal and the Houma Navigational Canal, that houses administrative, mechanical, electrical and carpentry shops for marine vessel support and operations. The facility is equipped with warehousing for spare parts and supplies, and a fleet of crew change vehicles to support daily marine operations.

EMS assets service refinery and storage terminal customers along the Mississippi River, the intracoastal waterway between Texas and Florida and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway system.

Recent Developments

  • There are currently eight new tugs and 17 barges under construction that are expected to be in service between 2014 - 2016.

Asset Descriptions

Class of Equipment Number in Class Capacity/
(as indicated by sign)
Inland marine transportation assets:
Barges 10 < 25,000 bbls
Barges 111 > 25,000 bbls
Tow boats 20 < 2,000 hp
Tow boats 35 ≥ 2,000 hp
Offshore marine transportation assets:
Ocean-certified tank barges 8 ≥ 20,000 bbls
Tow boats 1 < 2,000 hp
Tow boats 5 > 2,000 hp

Equipment details here.

For more information on the assets, please refer to the most recent Form 10k or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings.