About Us

Basin Fleeting, a vessel services company founded in 1993 and headquartered in Berwick, Louisiana, is the largest and only red flag approved fleet located in the “Y” of the Lower Atchafalaya, where the Atchafalaya meets the Intracoastal Waterway. We are considered the gateway to the West and provide a wide range of services for waterways operators. These services include barge fleeting, repair, and transportation. We also provide tug assist services for tows transiting the VTS Berwick Bay area. Our strategic location and breadth of synergistic services allows us to provide maximum value to our customers.

Basin Fleeting was founded by Mikel Clark and was later passed on to his son Ross Clark & his daughter Alex LeBlanc. Together with his team, Ross runs the day to day operations of the company and ensures that the legacy of Basin Fleeting that was passed on to him by his father is one that promotes the same priorities of safety, integrity, honesty, and quality that was there from the start.

Basin Fleeting is a vessel services company dedicated to providing world-class barge fleeting, repair, and transportation services. It is also a family-owned business that has continually proven to be committed to providing barge operators with the most cost effective, high quality, and reliable barge fleeting, repair & transportation services available on the Gulf Coast.

Since 1993, Basin Fleeting has been dedicated to serving the inland marine industry and prides itself on supporting the barge companies that support our great nation’s economy. Our mission is to support the waterways operators that can benefit from our locations, expertise, and services. We are a company that rises to the challenges of our industry and constantly looks to improve our ability to serve our employees, customers, and community. At Basin Fleeting, we’re not just a fleet but a home where our employees and customers feel safe, secure, and cared for in an ever changing and dynamic industry that demands trust, flexibility, and expertise.

Basin Fleeting was founded on March 11, 1993 (CEO, Ross Clark’s birthday), and operates 24 hours per day, 7days per week, 365 days per year. Our likely buyers come from 3 primary sources: Barge Fleeting, Barge Repair & Maintenance, Barge Shifting & Transportation, and Tow Assists within the VTS Berwick Bay area. However, regardless of which service of ours that you need, we can guarantee that your experience with Basin Fleeting will be one full of open communication, quality services and products, affordable pricing and exceptional integrity, and honest interactions with the team. We know you will enjoy working with us here at Basin Fleeting so much that you will continue to choose us for all of your vessel services now and in the future.

Barge Fleeting: Companies such as Canal Barge, Ingram Barge, and Kirby utilize our full-service fleeting areas due to our strategic location on the “Y” of the Atchafalaya where the Atchafalaya river meets the ICW. We are perfectly situated for waterways operators to stop and triangulate their assets to head in any direction. Basin’s fleeting services consist of commercial fleeting for barge lines, their customers, and their vendors who need short-term/long-term fleeting, turning, and shore-to-asset loading/offloading.

Barge Repair & Maintenance: Basin Fleeting manages one of the largest deck barge fleets on the Gulf Coast for our vessel services customers and specializes in the mobilization and demobilization of deckbarges. We provide a wide range of barge services such as loadouts/offloads, maintenance & repair, cleaning, ballasting/deballasting, and inspections. Each service we provide is conducted in a professional and detail oriented manner. Anything we do, we do with excellence and our aim is to give our customers back a fully mended product with a cure, not a bandaid fix..

Barge Shifting: Basin Fleeting provides last leg shifting for customers utilizing our fleeting locations to ensure maximum efficiency and seamless asset triangulating. We specialize in helping operators leverage our vessel services fleeting locations to become more flexible, efficient, and cost-effective in their logistical patterns. No matter where you are on the water, Basin Fleeting is there to ensure your safe passage and that you save money while doing so.

Towing Services: Basin Fleeting provides towing services at all of our fleeting locations both North and South from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and West to East from Texas to Florida. If you need a tow, give us a call! We are the best in the business and we aim to please. Our goals are to always ensure a safe towing experience, no matter the weather. Wherever you are going or whatever you are towing, we are your one stop shop!

Tow Assists: Basin Fleeting has been helping tows safely transit the VTS Berwick Bay triple bridge spans for over 40 years. We have the best track record of any company doing assists in our area and we pride ourselves on being the experts when it comes to getting your assets through safely and without incident. Safety is key for our industry and the same goes for our specific business. We do not take lightly the task of an incident free tow assist and we will make sure that each of our customers has the same experience every time, and that will be to have a safe, zero accidents, quality tow assist adventure with us!

Since 1979, Basin companies have been dedicated to serving the inland marine industry and prides itself on supporting the barge companies that support our great nation’s economy. Our mission is to support the waterways operators that can benefit from our vessel services location and expertise. We are a company that rises to the challenges of our industry and constantly looks to improve our ability to serve our employees, customers, and community.

At Basin Fleeting we know the waterways never stop, which is why we operate 24 hours daily, 7 days weekly, and 365 days yearly. We can be reached at any time at our operations number 985-384-6503. Or you can call our main office to speak to other representatives of our company. You can also find us on social media such as youtube, facebook, linkedin, and more. Vist us today for all of your fleeting needs, and you will find that Basin Fleeting is the best in the business and your new favorite go-to for navigating the Atchafalaya River and VTS Berwick Bay.