River barging demands skills unlike any other form of water transport. Over the past five decades we have operated in some of the most challenging situations to deliver barge services to customers across the world. Our expert barge hands are much in demand from Papua New Guinea to Paraguay.
Our cargo services encompass:
- River barging services
- Vessel operation and management
- Technical support
Supply of bulk barges to transport grain and iron ore on the Paraguay-Paraná waterway
Long-term contracts with Siderar, the Argentinian steel company, and Noble Grain, contribute to the economic development of the region. With a fleet of 60 bulk barges and five convoy vessels, our South American operational offices are located in Asuncion, Paraguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Papua New Guinea
River Barging Services
Establishment of a reliable service to move copper concentrate 1,308 km down the Fly River for export remains the backbone of a river navigation system that includes a fuel and cargo supply chain and navigation aids maintenance.
Barge Operation, Management, Technical Support and Crewing
Operation of a fleet of four barges to transport mine overburden for the Lihir gold mines in Papua New Guinea. Services include barge management, technical support and crewing.
Management and Operation
Management and operation of self-discharging bulk carrier, MV Wunma that carries zinc/lead concentrate
Zinc concentrate transhipment services for Glencore Xstrata’s McArthur River Mine operations in Bing Bong in the Northern Territory of Australia through Carpentaria Shipping Services - a joint venture company with Indigenous Business Australia and the Mawa Riinbi the traditional land owning community
P&O Maritime's River Barging is focused on the provision of tailored and dedicated shipping solutions to resource industries. Dedicated bulk cargo services operations are typically in remote areas and involve transhipment of bulk cargo to point of export.