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Tidewater has the largest inland marine transportation fleet west of the Mississippi River. We are committed to being a good steward of the environment. Our goal is to do no harm and to have as light an environmental footprint as possible. We accomplish this by hiring the best people, providing the best training, equipment, and facilities, and by embracing a management philosophy of continuous improvement in all that we do.

  • Repowering boats with new EPA certified diesel engines that are quieter, burn less fuel and reduce carbon monoxide and particulate emissions.


  • Transported petroleum only in doubled-hulled barges since 2009, well in advance of the federally mandated deadline of 2015. (The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 set a mandate for the exclusive use of double-hull vessels in the transport of petroleum and other hazardous liquids by 2015).


  • Company-wide spill response and pollution prevention program that includes maintaining an emergency response team and spill response equipment strategically located along the river system, at terminals and on boats and barges.


  • Member of the American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program. The Responsible Carrier Program Responsible Carrier Program is a set of safety, quality and environmental standards for the US tugboat, towboat and barge industry.


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