Barges move 2000 pounds of cargo 576 miles per gallon of fuel.
Bordering Appalachian Ohio is the Ohio River, the largest tributary of the Mississippi River.
The Ohio River Barge System offers possibly the most affordable and efficient way to move goods from Appalachian Ohio to many access points to the North and South. Ohio River transportation capability “provides an average savings of $10.67/ton over the cost of shipping by alternative transport modes. As a rule, barge transport costs 60 percent of rail transport which, in turn, is 60 percent of truck transport.
Barge transport can save nearly two-thirds the cost of transport by truck.