Internal Water Carriers
Internal water carriers are those who transport goods over internal, navigable rivers. This includes the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri rivers in the United States. These carriers must have a license from the US Coast Guard in order to operate.
Water transportation is a key part of logistics and is used to move large quantities of goods at a lower cost than other modes of transportation. Water carriers can transport goods via container ships, barges, or tanker trucks.
Container ships are the most common type of vessel used by internal water carriers. They are able to carry a large number of containers, which makes them ideal for transporting large quantities of goods. Barges are also commonly used by water carriers. They are slower than container ships but can carry a larger load. Tanker trucks are used to transport liquids, such as oil and gas.
Water carriers play an important role in the logistics industry and are responsible for transporting goods across the country. Without them, the cost of transportation would be much higher and the movement of goods would be significantly slowed down.