Building New is Not a Barge Owner’s Only Option

As steel prices hover near record high rates, barge operators face tough decisions. Recently, C&C Marine and Repair LLC signed a contract to re-side over 200 hopper barges for one of their customers. The Belle Chasse, La.-based shipbuilder, located on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway near New Orleans, is now delivering a refurbished hopper barge every week.

Published in WorkBoat on October 9, 2023. Written by WorkBoat Staff.