Marine Consulting Services

If you are considering using domestic or international inland waterways transportation, Heartland Barge is ready to assist with your regulatory management, finance or logistic issues.

River shipping requires extensive knowledge and experience. Heartland Barge’s team is happy to share that expertise via our marine consulting services. We know:

If you don’t know where to start with your cargo shipping needs – talk to us!

Start with the marine consulting experts at Heartland Barge, Brent Gaines, or Tim Delany. They’ll work with you on a total project or fee basis to get the answers you need for your unique situation.


  • The principals from shippers to ship builders
  • The equipment barge operation and maintenance requirements and costs
  • The regulations domestically and internationally
  • How to get started operational and logistics management, as well as sales and marketing
  • What it will cost insurance and overall financial analysis