Marine News

Recently, we began construction on our newest towboat with New South Marine in Greenville, MS. A 2,000 horsepower boat with a retractable wheelhouse, it will be read for operation in March 2016

Happy Birthday to Johnny Martin!

Johnny is our COO and last week he turned 58 years old. Johnny began his career at Terral in 1987, starting off as a harbor boat captain at Lake Providence. He worked his way up to manager of Marine Operations and has certainly been with Terral every step of the way as we grew our… Read more »

Natchitoches Warehouse: Now Storing Mississippi Sand

Terral has started storing sand in its warehouse in Natchitoches for Mississippi Sand, LLC out of St. Louis. Our load-out is capable of 200 tph (tons per hour). we are also installing new 70′ Fairbanks truck scales in close proximity to the warehouse. We will operate the warehouse on a 24-7-364 (No Christmas work) schedule.

Terral Photoshoot

Recently, we had a photographer come down and capture some amazing photos of who we are and what we do.

New Barges Being Built

Currently Terral is in the process of building 6 covered hopper barges and 18 open hopper barges. The barges are being built in Trinity Ship Yard, Port Allen, Louisiana. Trinity has the capacity to finish 3 barges a week. They will be ready for service the first part of April.

River Levels Returning To Normal

A steady ebb and flow – ah, life on the river. The water levels rise and fall and much of the captains job revolves around the obstacles that come along with it. For the last month, their eyes have been drawn to high water levels and the delays this causes along the way.

Congratulations to the Adams on the Birth of Their Son Scott

Congratulations to Steven and Kimberly Adams on the birth of their first child, Scott Ryder Adams, who was born on March 6. Scott entered the world at six pounds, 12 ounces. Steven started working as a deckhand for Terral River Services in October 2008. Today he’s the pilot for the M/V Edna T. Gattle, a… Read more »

Terral River Service Renovates Warehouse, Purchases Crane

Terral River Service has purchased a new 100-ton cable crane and leased and renovated a 62,000 sq. ft. warehouse at its Port of Natchitoches facility on the Red River. The warehouse will be used to store sand, which will be handled using a Link-Belt 308 cable crane.

High Water Delaying Deliveries Along Lower Mississippi

High water due to rain and melting snow is delaying barge deliveries and impacting bulk material handling along the rivers served by Terral River Service. The Mississippi River is at flood stage at Cairo, IL, and near flood stage at Vicksburg, MS. The Ohio River, which empties into the Mississippi at Cairo, is a major… Read more »

Barry Stokes Named Manager of Business Development for Terral River Service

Barry Stokes has joined Terral River Service’s Business Development team and will market the company’s Marine and Service divisions. He has more than 18 years of business development experience, working primarily with government contractors in the southeastern U.S. and Washington DC areas.