Parker Towing Today

Today, Parker Towing Company is one of the largest barge lines in the southeastern United States, operating a fleet of towboats and over 350 open and covered hopper barges, providing dry cargo transportation to industry throughout the region. Commodities transported include coal, steel and steel related products, aggregates, forest products, grain products, and cement. We pride ourselves in our corporate responsibility, reliability, operating efficiencies, cost competitiveness, and protection of the environment.

In addition to our barging operations, Parker Towing Company also operates terminals for loading and unloading barges at several locations in Alabama and Tennessee. These terminals handle a broad range of dry cargo commodities and provide an intermodal link between barges, trucks, and rail. We also operate a shipyard and machine shop in the Mobile, Alabama area. Parker Towing Company has progressed a long way over the last 75 years and looks to build upon that success into the future.

American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier

We love the blue of our rivers, but we love a green environment too! And everyday we work to protect them both. Parker Towing Company is a certified member of The American Waterways Operators: Responsible Carrier Program.

Parker Towing: Pushing Forward

Maintaining its position as the premier barge line, Parker Towing knows that quality service has never been more essential to business success than it is today. Click the image above to view Paker Towing videos and media.

Commitment to Employee Safety & Training

Our goal is always Zero Injuries. On-going training, employee ownership in the process, innovative programs, and management commitment continue to make Parker Towing one of the safest barge lines in the industry.