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Barge

A large boat with a flat bottom that does not propel itself. Barges must be attached to a tugboat or towboat to be transported. They are used on rivers and canals, primarily to convey cheap cargo in bulk. They were more common prior to the introduction of railroads during the Industrial Revolution.
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As part of the current Preliminary Feasibility Study ("PFS"), PRDW in conjunction with engineering consultants Wilson, Campbell & Associates ("WCA") have completed an optimisation of the Niger River Barging Study.
Asked about whether there were incentives available to businesses that may be considering producing new products that could be shipped out of Alaska by barge, all the barging companies agreed that there are possibilities for competitive shipping prices.
The barging concept that allows for the greatest freedom is that which you rent and pilot your own boat.
This option extended the river barging leg to reach a proposed stockpile site near the mouth of the Forcados River.
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of Sequa's barging subsidiary, The Valley Line Company (Valley).