Inland Pushboat - Past Reports

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Aug 2018

Marcon reports 103 push boats officially on the market for sale out of 752 tracked. This is down 10 from our last report published in November 2017. This is four less than one year ago in August 2017 and seven more than in August 2013. Recent increases in coal exports, frac sand transport, and a decent grain market revived demand for hopper barges (and thus push boats).

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Nov 2017

Hitting a new record high, Marcon had 113 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 746 tracked. Owners continue to lay-up and dispose of select idle / under-utilized tonnage.

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Aug 2017

The highest reported since February 2003, Marcon had 107 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 739 tracked. Due to present and possible future market conditions, owners are looking to dispose of idle tonnage.

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Feb 2017

Marcon had 96 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 730 tracked. Market outlook is stable, but regretfully with few buyers and utilization remaining low due to the slowdown in coal, oil and other commodities.

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Aug 2016

Marcon had 75 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 716 tracked. The US inland river market remains relatively stable but weak. Pushboats previously engaged in coal and frack sand have moved to grains.

Inland Pushboat Market Report - May 2016

Marcon had 66 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 709 tracked. The US inland river market remains steady but lackluster overall with continued slowdowns in oil, coal and other commodities.

Inland Pushboat Market Report - Feb 2016

Marcon had 54 inland river pushboats officially on the market for sale out of 693 tracked. The sale and purchase market remains stable. Prices asked for older tonnage remain fairly high, while newbuilding prices remain stable.