• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Anthony Croley

Ceres Barge Line

Project Sales & Heavy Lift

Anthony Croley is a globally experienced maritime logistics professional working with the team at Ceres Barge Lines, one of the country’s foremost barge owner/operators based out of St. Louis. He handles sales, business development, and commercial proposals for complex tug and barge solutions to a worldwide network of clients, who require inland and offshore barge transportation for their Heavy Lift and Project cargoes.

As a native Houstonian and graduate of Texas A&M’s Maritime University, Anthony has proven knowledge and experience along the US Gulf Coast and connecting inland waterways. Coupled with years of technical and commercial experience working a worldwide fleet of multipurpose vessels for an ocean carrier. Anthony provides the ability to manage complex projects with professionalism, efficiency, and creativity.   

Sessions With Anthony Croley

Thursday, 20 April

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 08:30 pm - 20/apr/2023 09:15 pm

    Brownwater and Heavy Transport: Moving OOG Cargo by Barge and Road

    Low water, high water, weight restrictions, scarce labor, and scarce equipment all serve to complicate the seemingly straightforward movement of out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo by barge in the US. Following several seasons of dangerously high water on the lower Mississippi, water at once-in-a-century lows stymied cargo movement on the river system for weeks in late 2022, while the labor shortages triggered by the pandemic market are a problem with no end in sight. The hand-off from barge to heavy-haul or specialized transportation also must be managed, often at remote sites with little or no infrastructure in place. Transportation delays and complications caused by these factors increase risks for shippers who must, in many cases, meet demanding project schedules or face costly penalties. In addition, brownwater service providers, like their bluewater brethren, must incorporate increasingly stringent emissions control and decarbonization requirements into their operations. In this roundtable session, service providers and cargo shippers will delve into the problems of OOG river transportation in the US.