MEMPHIS SHOWBOAT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MEMPHIS SHOWBOAT
    • Operator : MEMPHIS RIVERBOATS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : MEMPHIS
    • STATE : TN
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 141
    • Passenger Capacity : 599
  • Size
    • Register length : 103 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 40 Feet
    • Overall Length : 103 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 48 Feet
    • Load draft : 3 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1964
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 297336

MEMPHIS RIVERBOATS, INC.

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER - MEMPHIS, TN AREA
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ISLAND QUEEN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

MEMPHIS QUEEN II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

MEMPHIS QUEEN III

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

News

Inland Waterways: A Crucible of Issues

Inland Waterways: A Crucible of Issues

As 2022 appears on the not-so-distant horizon, we asked inland waterways executives to reflect on the major issues impacting their industry. Just how those issues evolve – and whether they present as challenges or opportunities – is, of course, unknown. Answers to some future questions will be relatively straightforward, confidently based on industry knowledge and experience.

Waterways Commerce Cutter: It's Time for an Upgrade

Waterways Commerce Cutter: It's Time for an Upgrade

In the last week of April, with little fanfare, the U.S. Coast Guard released a much-anticipated opportunity to build up to 27 Waterways Commerce Cutters. After the detailed design and construction contract is awarded in Spring of 2022, a lucky shipbuilder will begin replacing the Coast Guard’s eclectic fleet of 18 venerable river buoy tenders (WLR) and 13 inland construction tenders (WLIC).

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday lifted its marine traffic restrictions on a section of the lower Mississippi River that has been closed since Tuesday, clearing towboats and barges to resume operations on one of America's busiest and most vital trade arteries.All river traffic came to a halt near Memphis, Tenn.

More Than 1,000 Barges Backed Up on Lower Mississippi River

More Than 1,000 Barges Backed Up on Lower Mississippi River

More than 1,000 barges were backed up on the lower Mississippi River on Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, while traders anxiously awaited an update on the shutdown of a portion of the waterway that is critical to U.S. crop exports.The Coast Guard on Tuesday stopped all traffic on the river near Memphis, Tennessee, after a fracture was discovered in the Hernando DeSoto Bridge

Barge Traffic Backs Up Near Memphis Amid Mississippi River Closure

Barge Traffic Backs Up Near Memphis Amid Mississippi River Closure

More than 700 barges are delayed on the lower Mississippi River on Thursday after a structural crack in the Hernando de Soto Bridge prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to halt vessel traffic on a portion of the crucial trade artery.The Coast Guard restricted all vessel traffic between mile markers 736 and 737 on the Mississippi River near Memphis after the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)

Vessels Queue After Mississippi River Closed Near Memphis

Vessels Queue After Mississippi River Closed Near Memphis

Towing vessels and barges are lining up near Memphis, Tenn. after a significant structural crack discovered on the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge bridge led the U.S. Coast Guard to halt vessel traffic in the area.At least 16 vessels with a total of 229 barges are waiting to transit in either direction after vessel traffic was restricted between mile markers 736 and 737 on the Lower Mississippi

Southern Towing Company Acquires Devall Towing

Southern Towing Company Acquires Devall Towing

Memphis, Tenn.-based Southern Towing Company (STC) said Tuesday it has acquired family-owned Devall Towing, in a deal that expands STC’s towing operations into specialty chemical products.Headquartered in Sulphur, La., Devall is a towboat and barge operator for specialty chemicals along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Lower Mississippi River, operating 36 towboats and 125 liquid tank barges.

US Inland Waterways: High Waters & Swirling Currents

US Inland Waterways: High Waters & Swirling Currents

The inland waterway system, flowing through the United States heartland, is a microcosm of all that has been happening in 2020: trade tensions, infrastructure issues, shifting trends in fuel consumption and the pandemic that has gripped us since the winter months. Shortly after the initial coronavirus outbreak here in the U.S.

US Barge Costs Spike Weeks After Hurricane Ida

US Barge Costs Spike Weeks After Hurricane Ida

Barge freight costs for moving grains in the Midwestern United States spiked on Thursday due to ongoing logistical problems more than two weeks after Hurricane Ida, while CHS Inc said the timeline to reopen its terminal remains uncertain.CHS Inc, a farmer cooperative and grain trader, said it expected its Myrtle Grove, Louisiana, grain export terminal to be operational by the height of the U.S.

Port of Mobile Reports Record Growth

Port of Mobile Reports Record Growth

Containerized cargo volumes through Alabama's Port of Mobile continue to climb in 2021 as shippers seek uncongested gateways servicing key North American markets. In August, container volumes increased 34% over August 2020 volume, while year-to-date volume posted 27% over the same period last year, the port said Thursday

CLEANCOR to Offer LNG Bunkering at Port NOLA

CLEANCOR to Offer LNG Bunkering at Port NOLA

Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions LLC (CLEANCOR), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (SEACOR), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on August 17, 2021, to collaborate on ways to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solutions to ship owners and operators within Port NOLA’s jurisdiction that would benefit from reduced environmental emissions.

PTL Unites Marine Legacy Companies Under One Brand

Fort Worth, Texas based Pilot Thomas Logistics’ (PTL) said it will unify its family of marine companies including Economy Boat Store, General Petroleum, Radcliff/Economy Marine Services, Rainier Petroleum and Maxum Petroleum under one brand, PTL Marine, to simplify commercial, operational and administrative aspects of the business.