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Humber Barges Ltd is an innovative company offering an attractive, low-cost, environmentally-friendly alternative to road transport. We will help achieve the UK Government's aim - to transfer 3% of freight from road to water.

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  • Direct transfer between cargo ship and barge at dock or river wharf reducing costs & congestion.

  • Substantial uplift potential - 3,000 tonnes plus.

  • Ideal for internal traffics also.

  • Cost effective and efficient.

  • Craft up to 480 tonne capacity - carrying the equivalent of around 24 lorries at their average load of 20 tonnes !

  • DFT Freight Facility Grants available.

  • Helping the environment; barges are a low pollution solution - lorries produce around 4 times the amount of carbon dioxide than barges per tonne carried.

  • Reduced road congestion and therefore lower costs than road transport. £billions are lost each year through road congestion.

  • Very low Carbon Footprint. Barges are more fuel-efficient than lorries and also last longer.

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We operate between the Humber Ports and York, Leeds, Rotherham and Nottingham, operating our own barges and managing those belonging to other people.
A
map of this area is available here. More details can be provided on request.


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Cargoes

We can carry almost any bulk or package cargo which can be carried by road:

  • Cargo in rolls, pallets or bags

  • Large sizes and long lengths

  • Coal, Aggregates and Biomass Fuels

  • Grain, Fertilisers & Animal feeds

  • Timber & Steel products

  • Fly Ash, Bauxite, Slag & other wastes

  • Newsprint

  • Rice & Soya meal.

Loading a barge

Typical destinations include: oil depots, ready-mix concrete plants, power stations, quarries, steel stockholders; indeed anywhere adjacent to the inland waterways of our area where large quantities of material need moving efficiently.


Barge Specifications

We have two 480 tonne barges:

                        Other craft can be sub-contracted as required.
                        All craft warranted fit for purpose.


Contact Us

For more information on any aspect of Humber Barges please contact us on:

Telephone:   

 Christine Oatway, Managing Director:     0757 2847006 (24 hrs)
 David Lowe, Director:                             07785 502478 (24 hrs)
 Gerald Whiteley, Director:                     01282 812456
 

Email:     Humber Barges

Humber Barges Ltd:
95 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 8DJ


Links

Commercial Boat Operators' Association

The Canal & River Trust

Inland Waterways Association Freight

The Freight Transport Association (Freight by Water)

BargeConsult - Advice for Inland Waterways investors and operators

Freight Afloat Consultants

Water Freight Grants

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