Parker Barge Fleet - Parker transports a variety of commodities such as coal, DRI, finished cement, cement clinker, metallic ores, petroleum and metallurgical cokes, aggregates, ferro-alloys, steel products, scrap metals, forest products, machinery and project cargo in our fleet of open and covered hopper barges. We have moved millions of tons of coal to domestic coal consuming plants and utilities and to the New Orleans / Mobile areas for export overseas. Drawing upon its barge fleet, Parker Towing is positioned to handle a broad universe of cargoes from and to almost any point in the inland waterway system. Parker Towing offers consistent transit times and excellent frequency. Our barge and towboat fleet allows us to provide our customers with maximum flexibility to meet schedule or delivery changes system-wide.