Self Propelled barges are cost effective and economical in terms of transportation by sea, rivers or channel for a short limited distance. The barges capable of operating in shallow waters are very economical for coastal operations where the availability of jetty and ports are limited.
Low draft self propelled barges with crane mounted is the first choice among the charterers. These barges are capable of operating in shallow waters and with the help of cranes the cargo discharge is also possible at required coast.
The self propelled barges of low draft and mounted crane is mostly in demand from charterers from Maldives and Lakshadweep.
Self propelled cargo barges are also in demand for loading and unloading of cargo from mother vessels ( panama, supramax and handymax) at shallow water ports or fresh water ports where the draft restriction are there.