Flat Barges are the most convenient and economical water transport system. The barges are very useful short distance or coastal transport of bulk packed and project cargoes.
Currently flat top barges are mostly utilized for transporting contraction equipments and project cargoes along with general cargo from India to Maldives. Flat top barges are also used for transporting cargo from India mainland to Lakshadweep in Arabian Sea.
Flat Top Barges with low draft and maximum free space deck are always preferred by the clients along with derrick or crane. The flat top barges with draft less than 3 mtrs will be the first choice as the discharge of cargo has to be done at shallow water or anchorage.
The flat top barges are available with engine ( self propelled ) as well as without engine. The flat top barges without engines comes along with a pusher ( 10-30 bollard pull tug )
Operating ports are mainly all major and minor ports in south India to all major and minor ports (including the shallow water anchorage) in Maldives and Lakshadweep.