About Marquette Transportation Company

Barge docked on the river

We're one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of marine transportation solutions with the comprehensive, diversified capabilities that make us an industry leader.

Marquette has three operations, with a strategic mix of vessels powered with the latest marine technology and equipment to ensure safe, reliable, on-time service. Founded in 1978, our River unit now offers a fleet of more than 50 line haul vessels and 800+ dry cargo barges. In 2007, we added our Gulf-Inland unit (formerly Eckstein Marine) and our Offshore unit (formerly HLC Tugs) to create a seamless transportation experience for our customers. 

With a long history of service excellence and a reputation for getting the job done safely and on time, we set a higher standard for marine transportation year after year.

Marquette At A Glance

  • We're one of the nation’s largest marine transportation services.
  • We own 800+ barges that are available to lease to our customers.
  • Our vessels are equipped with the industry’s most advanced navigational, communications, and safety equipment.
  • We transport over 40 million bushels of grain each month.

For More Information

For more information, please see details about our River, Gulf-Inland, and Offshore units.