New Orleans headquartered Turn Services — one of the largest independent barge fleeting and shifting companies in the U.S. — has been named the operator of Intergulf Fleet in Houston.
“We are very excited to establish a location in Houston to help us further service our customers’ needs in this market just as we do on the Mississippi River,” said Mario Muñoz, Turn’s President. “We anticipate expanding our service offerings in the future to include shifting services to Beaumont and Corpus Christi.”
Strategically located on the Houston Ship Channel, Intergulf Fleet has space to fleet 52 barges with additional space available for future expansion.
Turn says that the close proximity to several major refining and chemical facilities makes Intergulf Fleet the ideal location for barges waiting to access these facilities. Initially, Turn will dedicate two towboats to the fleet, servicing its customers’ fleeting and shifting needs in the Houston Ship Channel area. Additional horsepower will be positioned at Intergulf as demand from customers requires.
Trevor Lott will manage Intergulf Fleet for Turn Services.