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Tug And Barge Services

We Move It. We Build It. We Deliver It. Nobody Does It Better.

Backed by 130 years of experience and the expertise of 700 knowledgeable mariners, we specialize in reliably transporting bulk liquid chemicals and fertilizers, providing expert towing services, and designing custom barge transportation solutions.

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Marine Logistics And Towing Services

At Southern Devall, we carry the day, every day. Our extensive coastal and upriver operations network combined with our diverse tank barge and towboat fleet make us the one-stop-shop that never stops delivering bulk liquid transportation excellence for our customers.

We work hard to ensure our customers receive seamless high-quality service that includes providing our own vessel and shore-based tankermen, marine asset management services, and turn-key lightering management to ensure safe and efficient transshipment operations.

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Fleeting Services

We provide open fleeting and shifting services at multiple locations on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Victoria Barge Canal, and Mississippi River. All of our fleets provide barge shifting, stand-by boat services, assist boat services, and barge fleeting space. We’re also permitted for hazardous material “red-flag” and CDC barges at all locations. Our fleets are standing by to help.

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Devall Diesel

As an industry leader in diesel engine sales, repairs, and service, we keep your operations running smoothly. From simple tune-ups to major overhauls, our factory-trained and certified technicians get the job done quickly and correctly. Focused on quality, we are factory-authorized dealers for most major diesel manufacturers. And with more than 30,000 square feet of warehouse space, we always have a large volume of diesel engines and replacement parts in stock. So, you get what you need when you need it.

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Custom Barge Design And Supply Chain Engineering

When your marine supply chain needs lie outside of the traditional, Southern Devall is the answer.
We push our customer’s success forward by listening to their needs, understanding their constraints, and bringing together decades of barge design and construction expertise with a creative approach to supply chain engineering that enables us to offer solutions that help make our customers leaders in their markets.

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We Go Farther For You

Whether it’s shipping critical cargo, repairing your vessel’s diesel engine, or creating a custom barging solution, we go beyond the expected to deliver the exceptional. Trusted and time-honored, we partner with our customers, leveraging our extensive experience to help them optimize their waterborne supply chains throughout America’s waterways.

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Anchored In Safety

The safety of our people is more than a priority. It’s the foundation on which we operate. With the goal of ZERO injuries and accidents, we frequently identify, assess, and manage the risk associated with our activities and communicate that vital information to our people. We further support our commitment to safety in compliance with the American Waterway Operators' Responsible Carrier Program, and the American Chemistry Counsel's Responsible Care® Program.

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Get your products into your customer’s hands safer, greener, and more efficiently.

Let’s Work Together

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