This week’s Trivia Tuesday is inspired by Alameda, California-based Marine Express, providing their West Coast customers with the highest quality and most effective marine services and supplies. Marine Express’ fleet of tug boats, barges, and crew boats are on the job 24/7.
Q: What percentage of America’s Grain Exports travel by towboat and barge?
According to the American Waterways Operators,
Waterways transportation is the most economical mode of commercial freight transportation. This is due to the enormous capacity of a barge. For example, a typical inland barge has a capacity 15 times greater than one rail car and 60 times greater than one semi trailer truck.
While it may seem like a quaint way to move freight, tugboat and barge transportation helps American farmers compete in a global economy.
A: Sixty Percent!