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For the type of food, see bhajji. A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats. Canal barges, towed by draft animals on an adjacent towpath, contended with the railway in the early industrial revolution, but were outcompeted in the carriage of high-value items due to the higher speed, falling costs, and route flexibility of rail. Etymology[edit] Barge is attested from 1300, from Old French barge, from Vulgar Latin barga.

And similar ba-y-r for "basket-shaped boat".[1] By extension, the term "embark" literally means to board the kind of boat called a "barque". The long pole used to maneuver or propel a barge has given rise to the saying "I wouldn't touch that [subject/thing] with a barge pole Types[edit] Modern use[edit] Barges are used today for low-value bulk items, as the cost of hauling goods by barge is very low. Image gallery[edit] American Commercial Barge Line. Barges - The Cleanest, Greenest and Most Efficient Mode of Transportation Using barges in your supply chain, not only proivdes significant savings, but it is a clear choice to conserve fuel, protect our communities, and ensure cleaner air.

American Commercial Barge Line

Barges are the most sustainable course for our future. The Energy Efficient Choice Barges can move one ton of cargo 576 miles per gallong of fuel, that is 163 miles further than a railcar and 421 miles further than a truck. Ton Miles Traveled per Gallon of Fuel The Safe Choice While all transport modes work hard to prevent accidents, spill rates for barges are significantly lower than those for railroads and trucks. Advantages of Inland Barge Transportation – Coosa- Alabama River Improvement Assn. Advantages of Inland Barge Transportation (Much of the material presented here is based on the US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration brochure, “Environmental Advantages of Inland Barge Transportation.”)

Advantages of Inland Barge Transportation – Coosa- Alabama River Improvement Assn

Inland barges carry approximately 15 percent of the nation’s freight at the lowest unit cost while offering an environmentally sound alternative to truck and rail transportation. Shipping by barge …is more energy efficient. The measure of energy efficiency in transportation is the amount of energy expended to move a certain weight of load over a given distance, expressed as BTUs required to move one ton one mile (a ton-mile). Truck – 59 miles Train – 202 miles Barge – 514 miles These figures show that shallow draft water transportation is almost nine times more economical, thus more efficient, than trucks and over two and one half times more efficient than rail. Cargo Capacities. Port of Victoria - Barge Advantage.

Barge Advantage Barge Transportation and the inland waterways are extremely important to the U.S. distribution system.

Port of Victoria - Barge Advantage

The U. S. inland waterway system is one of the busiest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. These navigable waterways link the U.S. heartland to the world. Over 1.2 billion tons of cargo are moved annually on U.S. shallow draft waterways. The environmental advantages are staggering. Eight advantages of barge sailing - Classic Boat MagazineClassic Boat Magazine. By PETER DODDS 1.

Eight advantages of barge sailing - Classic Boat MagazineClassic Boat Magazine

The first advantage of a barge is its size. If you think about it, there are very few craft that offer the same amount of accommodation as a small house Ð with a barge you get an awful lot of vessel for your money. There are plenty of people who have tried to live aboard yachts and smacks and have failed. We have lived aboard Mirosa for 18 happy years; there can be few better feelings than coming up the companionway and looking down a moonlit creek on a winter’s night, while still being able to feel the warm glow of the cabin fire wafting past you. 2. 3.

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Barge Transportation: The Environmental Advantage