Inland grain and bulk commodity transportation are a core business for Shaver Transportation. Shaver’s barges have a combined capacity of almost 55,000 short tons and our tugs are capable of moving any freight by barge on the Columbia Snake River System.
Our barges are specially designed to transport grain and bulk commodities such as wheat, barley, soybeans, corn, canola and rapeseed. Our fleet of eighteen barges includes four 298-foot long self-unloading “Magnums”. At 4,000 short tons each, these Magnums have the greatest capacity on the Columbia Snake River System. With highly automated cargo systems and weight-saving features, we are capable of discharging an entire barge in under 6 hours.
To move your cargo efficiently and safely, we have a fleet of high-quality specialized push-knee tugs, including the 3,540 horsepower tractor tugs DESCHUTES, and WILLAMETTE. We have repowered the CASCADES, CLEARWATER, and the UMATILLA making our push-knee tugs some of the cleanest, most reliable and fuel-efficient tugs in the industry.