Bernard P. McDonough created the company in 1945 by leasing barges from his construction company into the marketplace. Through a series of new and used barge additions, McDonough forged his company, expanding from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico and eventually to the East Coast
. His company was modeled around his fundamental philosophy of surrounding good equipment with very talented people. This recipe has yielded more than seven decades of dedicated service to its valued customers’ marine transportation requirements. After 70 years, McDonough Marine Service continues Mr. McDonough’s legacy as a talented, family owned organization, serving exceptional clients with one of the largest fleets of inland and ocean spud, shale, hopper, and cargo barges in the United States. McDonough Marine Service core services are barge bareboat chartering, tugboat time charters, lump sum Project Cargo movements, and logistics management
. These services are carried out by a modern fleet of 600 barges and five tugboats, dispatched from 15 fleeting locations. The firm has offices in New Orleans, Houston, and Norfolk and has 41 employees.
McDonough Marine Service has been the leader in the deck, spud, and material barge chartering market in the United States for 70 years. The firm operates a fleet of more than 600 barges with 15 fleeting locations within Gulf of Mexico
, Upper Rivers and East Coast.
3500 N. Causeway Blvd, Ste 900
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone: (504) 780-8100
CEO/President: Patrick Stant
(As published in the August 2016 MN100
edition of Marine News