Barges are large, flat-bottomed vessels used to transport cargo on inland waterways. They are typically towed by tugboats or pushed by rowboats.

For shipbuilders, barge design can vary depending on the type of cargo being transported. For example, tanker barges transport liquids, while dry bulk barges transport materials like grain or coal.

Barges need to be inspected regularly, including checking for hull damage and that cargo is secured correctly, to ensure they are safe and operational. It is also important that they undergo regular barge maintenance

Our Barges at Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri Marine Group has been in the business of building high-quality barges for both commercial and government sectors for decades.

Our barges are built to last. We have a long history of success. Here are our primary barges:

  • Tank barge: A tank barge is a type of barge used to transport liquids. The cargo is placed in tanks located below the deck of the barge. Tank barges are designed to carry large cargo volumes and are often used to transport crude oil, other petroleum products as well as chemicals.
  • Bulk Barges: A bulk barge is used to transport dry bulk materials such as cement, grain, taconite, and salt. The cargo is stored in compartments located below the barge's deck.

At Fincantieri Marine Group, we specialize in barge repair, maintenance, and construction. Our team of skilled professionals has years of experience working with a variety of barges. We understand the unique challenges that come with repairing and constructing barges, and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service.

Contact us today! We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and estimate.


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655 15th St NW, Suite 450
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2465 Marina Circle
Green Bay, WI 54304
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201 S Pearl Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
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1600 Ely Street
Marinette, WI 54143
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