Over 30 Years Serving Our Members
Welcome to the official website of The Greater New Orleans
Barge Fleeting Association commonly referred to as GNOBFA. Just
who or what is GNOBFA?
The Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association is a non-profit
association of companies engaged in the operation of barge fleets
and towboats in the New Orleans -- Baton Rouge corridor. The
purpose of the Association is to promote a closer professional
relationship between members, to disseminate information
pertaining to fleeting and the river industry, to support member
companies when consistent with the interests of the organization
as a whole, and to improve relations with communities, regulating
government bodies, and other professional organizations.
Our River and Marine Industry Seminar is well recognized and
respected world wide as one of the premier seminars in the marine
SOME STATS THAT SHOW HOW BARGES FIT IN THE TRANSPORTATION PICTURE:
One barge of grain = 60 trucks or 15 rail cars.
One 30 barge tow of grain = 1800 trucks or 450 rail cars.
Ten 30 barge tows a week = 18,000 trucks or 4500 rail cars.
52 weeks of tows = 936,000 trucks or 234,000 rail cars.
936,000 trucks = 7,090 miles of bumper to bumper trucks.