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Message from The Barge People


In 1945, our founder Mr. Bernard P. McDonough recognized a need for marine transportation to support the construction company that he operated in the southern United States. His barge leasing sideline business grew and evolved into a full-service marine transportation company that is McDonough Marine Service. Mr. McDonough’s entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity, high ethical standards, and use of sound business principles serve as the foundation of our company. His ability to recruit talented people capable of developing into what are known today as “The Barge People” is a large part of the success and growth McDonough Marine Service has enjoyed. We have long recognized that our commitment to a high standard of customer satisfaction and service is what separates us from other marine transportation companies. We are very fortunate to have knowledgeable, dedicated, and talented employees who are truly interested in providing the best equipment and the best service to our customers.

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The mission of McDonough Marine Service is to continue serving as the global leader in the marine transportation industry by providing exceptional, safe, quality service. Our customer-focused approach will ensure the achievement of our customers’ marine transportation objectives.


• Integration of health, safety, and environmental considerations throughout all the aspects of company operations

• Provision of highly qualified personnel to manage each customer’s specific marine transportation needs

• Development of creative transportation solutions that deliver the highest value to our customers


McDonough Marine Service is the proven leader in the marine transportation and logistics industry. For over 70 years we have empowered the success of our customers through the delivery of exceptional customer service, superior assets, creative marine transportation solutions, and logistics and project management expertise. As a complete solution provider, we specialize in the charter of barges and tugs and the coordination and management of cargo moves to support the successful execution of our customers’ projects.


We are committed to performing each project in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. With 15 barge fleets covering the Gulf of Mexico, the US East Coast, the upper rivers of the US Midwest, and Mexico, we are everywhere our clients need us to be with the assets, skills, and experience to successfully facilitate their ever changing needs. Our participation in the American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program along with our unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the project cargo market enable us to develop some of the safest, economical, and efficient marine transportation solutions in the industry.


McDonough Marine Service recognizes that excellence in Health, Safety, and Environmental performance is an essential part of our goal to expand our position as one of the leading marine operations companies in the United States. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of those who play a part in our operations, including our employees, our customers, our vendors, and the public. We are committed to conducting our business in a responsible manner to protect the environment in which we operate. To drive sustainable growth of our company, we adhere to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental practices to systematically manage risks.


Metairie, LA



O: 504-780-8100

F: 504-780-8200

A: 3500 North Causeway Blvd., Ste. 900

    Metairie, LA 70002


Belle Chasse, LA



O: 504-394-7547

F: 504-394-0065

A: 414 Bayou Rd.,

    Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Channelview, TX



O: 281-452-5887

F: 281-452-9682

A: 17500 Market Street,

    Channelview, TX 77530


Chesapeake, VA



O: 757-545-0100

F: 757-545-8004

A: 5301 Bainbridge Blvd., Ste. 102,

    Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Barge People

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O: 800-227-4348   F: 504-780-8200   A: 3500 North Causeway Blvd., Ste. 900, Metairie, LA 70002