New Orleans’ Turn Services acquires Bayou Fleet


New Orleans waterborne cargo transportation company Turn Services is acquiring the assets and business of Bayou Fleet.

Located at mile marker 125.5 on the Lower Mississippi River in Hahnville, Bayou Fleet provides fleeting, shifting and dry cargo and liquid barge cleaning services. The facility on 85 acres of batture remains operable during high water stages. The transaction is anticipated to close on or before December 31, 2020.

Turn Services offers marine related services for waterborne cargo transportation for the dry cargo and petrochemical segments. The company’s fleet includes over 40 towboats and passenger crew vessels. In addition, the company provides barge fleeting, repair and cleaning services at land-based facilities located along the Lower Mississippi River, the ICWW East and the Port of Houston. The company was founded in 1990.

Turn Services President Mario Muñoz says the acquisition provides Turn Services a strategic location offering a wide assortment of services primarily focusing on the liquid tank barge market.

“This acquisition gives us another location to offer logistical and service solutions to our customers at a strategic stretch of the river,” says Turn Services Co-Chairman Gary Poirrier. “Of even greater importance to Turn Services is that Bayou Fleet provides a growth opportunity in step with our emphasis on zero harm.”