Red River Navigation Update

As the lock approaches along the Red River have closed, making the River unnavigable, Terral RiverService would like to extend sincere thanks to the Red River Waterway Commission (RRWC) for their commitment to businesses like ours along the River.

Terral Logistics Delivers Artillery Disposal Chamber

The Louisiana National Guard hired Ponca City’s MJ&H Fabrication to build the chamber that will be used to burn off millions of pounds of unsecured M6 propellant, which is commonly used as howitzer gunpowder. But before this chamber could get to work, there was the meticulous logistics process of getting it to its final destination.

Featured Employee | Albert James

Albert James began working for Terral RiverService, Inc. in 1992 as a front end loader operator and dragline operator. He also spent some time working on overall maintenance for the company, traveling to several of Terral’s operating locations to repair whatever needed to be fixed.

River Update: Conditions Improving

Revisions have been made to the forecast of the Mississippi River stages, painting a better outlook for Terral RiverService than last week. The crest at Vicksburg has been revised from 55 feet to 50.5 feet, and the crest at Red River Landing has been revised from 62.5 to 60.5.

Featured Employee | Larry Lopez

Captain Larry Lopez started at Terral RiverService in 1998 as a deckhand, bouncing around from boat to boat. Now, he serves as relief Captain for the M/V Anna Marie.

High waters cause backups, delays

Terral RiverService, Inc. is having to work around severe flooding along the Mississippi River at several of their operating locations. According to Terral’s COO Johnny Martin, the water levels they’re seeing now are the highest the company has seen since the record flood of 2011. Delivery and loading schedules for Terral and their customers have… Read more »

Terral acquires M/V Howard Corse

Terral has agreed to purchase the M/V Howard Corse from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel. The boat is currently working near Paducah Kentucky on the Ohio River. Terral will move the vessel to Lettsworth, Louisiana where it will operate on the Atchafalaya River, the Intracoastal Waterways and the Inland Waterways of Louisiana.

Featured Employee | Mike “Chief” Stockstill

“I have worked for Terral RiverService for 19 years – I am a Terral company man.” Mike “Chief” Stockstill joined the Terral RiverService team in 1995 as a deckhand on the M/V Virginia Renee. Today, he sits as Captain of the M/V Kim King.

Red River Update

The Red River has seen abnormally high waters throughout 2015 and currently we are in Action Stage yet again, meaning the Coast Guard has put restrictions on tow size and when we can transit on the river due to high water conditions.

Terral constructing two new boats, first to feature Kort Nozzle

With an increase in business, the team at Terral RiverService, Inc. is in the process of building two 4,250 Horsepower, retractable wheelhouse vessels. According to Terral’s COO Johnny Martin, both boats will be 140 feet long, 38 feet wide and 12 feet deep. The larger size of the boats will allow them to sleep a… Read more »

Terral announces strategic partnership with Vulcan Materials Company

Terral RiverService, Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement with Vulcan Materials Company for transportation services and the marketing of aggregates. Our companies have enjoyed a long-term relationship, and this agreement expands the relationship by providing a more enhanced and streamlined structure to better service our collective customers.

Terral’s advisory board an “invaluable asset”

Terral RiverService, Inc. is a family-owned company. Oftentimes, smaller-scale companies like this don’t have the opportunity to seek consultation on business decisions from outside of their own walls, aside from stock and share holders.