Campbell Transportation Company Inc. (CTC), based in Houston, Pa., recently acquired three fleets between Mile 0.0 and Mile 1.1 of the Ohio River, expanding its offerings in the Pittsburgh area as well as its tank barge and dry cargo barge fleeting capability.
The fleets are just below Point Park on the left descending bank. A full-time harbor vessel is available to handle all cargoes bound for the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, as well as in the Pittsburgh area, said Todd Williams, director of sales.
The CTC Pittsburgh facility has fleeting capacity for 90 barges, with secure fleeting for 35 bank barges.
“The Pittsburgh fleets will add to an already strong harbor service footprint and make all our services in the area more efficient,” Williams said.
CTC purchased the fleets from Murray American River Towing in September.
The purchase creates a sixth red-flag fleeting area on the upper Ohio River system, complementing CTC’s existing harbor service at Clairton at Mile 18.5 on the Monongahela; Georgetown at Ohio River Mile 38.5; Congo at Ohio Mile 47.5; Wellsburg at Ohio Mile 74.0; and Powhatan at Ohio Mile 115.5.
“The continued investment in all our harbor service allows us to provide our customers more options and serve our tank barge customers from every location,” Williams said.
He noted that the purchase cuts down on travel time and expenses for Pittsburgh area customers.
“It offers our customers more options so if we have a customer in that Pittsburgh area and we can get closer to where their barge needs to load or unload, their service can be better,” Williams said.
Additional information about CTC’s harbor service and other services is available at www.barges.us.