Our Solutions

We take the complexity out of bulk and breakbulk shipping. OpenTug's solutions empower shippers to move goods reliably across the largest network of barges, terminals, and industrial storage providers in one integrated platform.

OpenTug Marketplace

OpenTug Marketplace drives bulk and breakbulk freight. Shippers, barges, terminals, and storage facilities connect online in a seamless platform enabling new connections and easy facilitation of shipments.
Book barges and terminals
Filter for access, capacity, and commodities
Browse service lanes and terminals
Communicate with service providers
Create contracts digitally
Track shipments and delays
Explore the Marketplace

Custom-branded OpenTug

Our integrated booking platform is now available for companies looking to improve process workflows, book more shippers, and increase efficiency. Custom-branded OpenTug offers the same branded platform as our native marketplace available on your customer facing website or platforms.
Easy CRM and API integrations
Branded customer portals
Notifications, live chat, and service tracking
Billing management and digital payment
Reporting and customer dashboards
End-to-end digital workflow
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The Best Process

At OpenTug, we envision a future where logistics flow effortlessly, where stakeholders are seamlessly connected, and where the full potential of inland waterways is unlocked.

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Search and book affordable shipping services on inland waterways, barges, and terminals.

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Ocean Liners

Instantly generate rates for service in standard scenarios or produce provisional quotes for sales team approval.

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Barge Operators

Revolutionize marine shipping with the first digital booking platform for barge and vessel operators to effortlessly connect with shippers.

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Introducing the first digital booking platform for terminal operators to streamline terminal and trans-load facility booking.

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Introducing the first digital booking platform for Ports to unify operation for all terminals and tenants and improve overall visibility.

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For shippers

Find Barges and Terminals fit for your shipment needs instantly

  • Filter by commodities, capacity, and capabilities in our Marketplace platform
  • Book available barge sailings or request a custom quote in minutes
  • Receive and compare quotes from multiple operators
  • Communicate, make payments, and track shipment all in one place
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For Barge Operators

Discover new shippers and delight current customers with efficiency and digitization

  • A connected barge booking and sales suite
  • Branded and marketplace platform options
  • Digital quoting and contracting with Docusign
  • CRM and API integrations 
Barge Operators
For Terminals

Drive Terminal Growth and Improve Customer Service

  • Highlight your best features and capacity capabilities
  • Reporting and customer dashboards
  • Increase visibility and marketing
  • Customer portal and management suite

What our clients say

"OpenTug is a need for us and the entire market. Customers are demanding more visibility and easier access to services, which OpenTug enables."

“OpenTug has allowed Island Freight Line to quickly put a short-sea concept into service, and give businesses and shippers an alternative method for transportation to the island of Nantucket.”

"We were really impressed with the level of detail and the quick responses. We've worked with other freight logistics brokers in the past and it's been a nightmare but with OpenTug, it was just a great experience the whole way through."

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