Greenbrier is a premier builder of articulated barges, also known as articulated tug barges (ATB’s). Articulated barges can handle larger loads at higher speeds due to their innovative design. The unique feature of an articulated barge is the way it connects with the tug.
Traditional, integrated tug barges (ITB’s) are locked into place with the tug, white articulated barges have a more flexible, hinge-style connection that allows the tug and the barge to move independently. This increases efficiency in choppy ocean waters that would otherwise pose problems for traditional barges.
Greenbrier’s articulated barges are an attractive alternative to tow barges and self-propelled tankers due to their improved reliability, lower capital and operating costs, increased operating efficiency, and short manufacturing time.