Inland Marine Logistics Booking, Simplified

Move cost-efficiently on the waterways. Search and book barge, terminal, and industrial storage capacity across the market. Accurately predict costs and track large movements.

Marketplace and SaaS Tools for Shippers

OpenTug Marketplace

The OpenTug Marketplace is designed for shippers to find operators, terminals and storage, or rent assets quickly. From veteran marine shippers to those who are just trying waterway transportation for the first time, it has never been easier to move cargo and find the right partners.

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We've developed the first quoting and tracking tools to optimize operations in the marine logistics space. Enterprise shippers around the country are now using OpenTug Quoting and Tracking tools to make accurate predictions for their business.

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The Marketplace

Bookings made easy from request to delivery in a single, easy-to-use application.

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Request a Quote

In one click, browse service availability for over 75 tug and barge companies, and request quotes instantly from our network of operators.

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Connect with Service Providers

Communicate with barges, terminals, and storage providers all in one place. Manage all providers concurrently, and send files or updates in one click across to reduce mistakes.

Receive and Compare Quotes

All quotes are sent through the OpenTug customer portal, so you can easily review and evaluate each of your options. Once you’ve received quotes, it's easy to provide feedback and negotiate before making the decision that is best for you.

Pay and Manage your Request

Select the best quote, complete payment through the portal, and track and communicate with marine tugboat and barge companies until your shipment has arrived at its destination.

Book Barge Transportation

Through the OpenTug Marketplace, shippers and freight forwarders can request barge, towboat, and tug capacity quotes in minutes or instantly book services on pre-existing sailings. With over 100 different barge and tug companies represented, its easy to find capacity on any waterway in North America!

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Find Transload Locations, Terminals & Industrial Storage

Sort through terminals by features, capacity, and capabilities to find the best location for your transload and storage needs, wherever you desire service. Find barge services near your ideal locations.

Charter Barges, Tugs, and Other Marine Assets

Enjoy the ease of chartering assets to support construction, dredging, and transportation projects. Simply select the types and sizes that fit your needs, and you can instantly find capacity for barge types around the market including deck, hopper, sectional or crane.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping
Project Cargo

No matter the dimensions of your load, OpenTug has barge capacity specialized for Project cargo needs.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping

Grain, spud, and other bulk goods are being shipped across the US on OpenTug.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping
Break Bulk Cargo

Ship Breakbulk across waterways with OpenTug.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping
Heavy Equipment

OpenTug makes coordinating Heavy Equipment hauling easy.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping
Oil & Gas

OpenTug takes the headache out of finding liquid bulk transport capacity for your petroleum products.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping

Move coal on America's waterways with OpenTug. Our providers are experts at hauling bulk product.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping

Ship iron, steel, and other metals across the waterways with OpenTug.

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We Take the Complexity Out of Shipping

Liquid and dry chemical shippers can find bulk marine capacity on OpenTug.

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