H I G M A N    M A R I N E    S E R V I C E S
INDUSTRY LEADER SINCE 1917

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Higman Marine, by and through its principal subsidiaries, Higman Barge Lines, Higman Marine Services and Higman Service Corporation, is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services for bulk liquid petroleum and chemical cargoes. Founded in 1917, today Higman has significantly increased the size of its fleet from 32 vessels to over 200 owned and operated vessels and is proud to have one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry.

Our fleet is comprised of 74 push-boats. An additional seven boats are to be delivered in the next months, which will bring our overall vessel fleet to over 80 by the end of 2014. Our tank barge fleet to-day numbers 153, with an additional 12 scheduled for delivery by the end of 2014.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas. The Company maintains operations centers in the following cities:

  • Channelview, Texas
  • Orange, Texas
  • Covington, Louisiana
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Decatur, Alabama






The Company today enjoys one of the youngest barge fleets in the industry. The average age of the Higman barge fleet is less than 8 years, vs. the average age of the U.S Tank barge fleet today of approximately 28 years.

Higman takes great pride in providing the highest level of operational integrity in meeting the needs of its clients.