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 all been impacted.


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 crew of 10 as opposed to the usual 6.


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.


Lake Providence very busy

Traffic on the river in Lake Providence has been very busy and backed up, causing us to have to work our tows south of the Harbor rather than at the mouth of the harbor.

We take pride in our ability to provide a safe and convenient harbor service at all of our ports, and we want to thank our customers and those picking up or dropping off barges for their patience during this time.

One Year With Terral: Logistics Division and Teddy Twigg

Terral River Service, Inc. is celebrating the one-year anniversaries of several additions to their company; one year since the introduction of their Logistics Division, as well as the anniversary of adding Teddy Twigg to the Gulf Coast Rock business.

Lorraine Hyde, General Manager of the logistics division, came to Terral with over 25 years of industry experience in supply chain management, including serving as Director of Sales & Transportation for two major corporations, and leading and managing over 11 distribution yards along with various modes of transportation.


Terral’s Gulf Coast Rock Division exceeds 1 million tons shipped

The Gulf Coast Rock Division at Terral RiverService, Inc. broke their division record this week after shipping out their one millionth ton of aggregates.

According to COO Johnny Martin, the company has seen a steady increase in their numbers in this area over the past three years – but it wasn’t until they brought on Wholesale Aggregates Manager Chuck Stogner in 2012 that this area of their business even existed.


Better Boats, Better Crews

Terral RiverService, Inc. has been operating on the Mississippi River since 1992. And, according to the company’s CEO, their success comes from their dedicated employees.

Many of Terral’s employees repeatedly express their appreciation of the family-feel that serves as the foundation on which the company operates.


River Transportation: The Greener Way To Go

When it comes to sustainable shipping, river transportation brings home the gold.

The team at Terral RiverService, Inc. is proud to be a part of this winning industry as they place sustainability and efficiency at a high priority every step of the way.