New Orleans headquartered Turn Services—one of the largest independent barge fleeting and shifting companies in the U.S.—reports that it has now completed its acquisition of the assets and business of Bayou Fleet (see earlier story).
Located at Mile 125.5 on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) in Hahnville, La., Bayou Fleet provides fleeting, shifting and dry cargo and liquid barge cleaning services. The facility is situated on 85 acres of batture and remains operable during high water stages.
“The acquisition of Bayou Fleet is significant for Turn Services,” said Mario Muñoz, president of Turn Services, noting that, with it, the company gains a strategic location offering a wide assortment of services primarily focusing on the liquid tank barge market.
“This acquisition gives us another location to offer logistical and service solutions to our customers at a strategic stretch of the river,” said Gary Poirrier, Co-Chairman of Turn Services. “Of even greater importance to Turn Services is that Bayou Fleet provides a growth opportunity in step with our emphasis on zero harm. Given the stretch of the river and the liquid-related nature of the activities that take place there, we view this as a responsibility much more than an opportunity. Our partners in the area are extremely sensitive to safety and environmental concerns, and so are we. Likewise, the importance of the safety of our people cannot be overstated. The top-notch facilities at Bayou Fleet will allow us to prioritize safety and the well-being of our people.”