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About Us

The highest quality service in the marine transportation industry.

General Marine Services provides our customers with extraordinary operational performance in safety, logistics, personnel, and economics.

Our team confidently navigates the country’s inland waterway system — America’s most important highways — to transport your cargo safely, efficiently, and on time, every time.

Our Segments

Refined Products
Black Oil Products
Agricultural Fertilizers
Vessel Management

Our Service Areas

  • roomLower Mississippi River
  • roomUpper Mississippi River
  • roomOhio River
  • roomMonongahela River
  • roomAllegheny River
  • roomIllinois River
  • roomMissouri River
  • roomAtchafalaya River
  • roomTennessee River
  • roomTennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
  • roomBlack Warrior River
  • roomArkansas River
  • roomRed River
  • roomOuachita River
  • roomCumberland River
  • roomIntracoastal Waterways from Brownsville, TX to St. Marks, FL
  • roomGreat Lakes from Calumet, IL to Burns Harbor, IN
General Marine Services service area map

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See the detailed documentation for all the barges and vessels behind GMS’ operation.

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We’re always hiring pilots, tankermen, and deckhands. Learn what it's like to work with GMS.

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