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Kirby Inland Marine seeks opportunities where it can add value to the transportation services it provides. Safety and environmental protection are of paramount importance for Kirby and our customers. With respect to these issues, Kirby's record is exemplary, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Coast Guard in awarding Kirby the first William M. Benkert Award in 1995.

The operating segments comprising Kirby Inland Marine have been certified through a program called International Quality Standard, ISO 9002. ISO certification is difficult to attain, requiring many hours of hard work. The pay off is consistent & reliable service, safer operations and lower costs.

In 1998 Kirby became certified to the AWO Responsible Carrier Program. The AWO Responsible Carrier Program insures the implementation of a comprehensive safety management system through the use of 3rd party auditors.

Kirby Inland prides itself on having the best-trained crews and support staff in the industry providing both formal classroom and hands-on instruction at the Kirby Training Center in Houston, Texas.

As a leader in our industry, Kirby Inland Marine maintains a strong presence in industry programs, regulations and legislation that affect both our operating environment and that of our customers.

With qualifications like these, Kirby Inland Marine has clearly made a strong commitment to be the premier marine transportation company, making your choice for marine transportation services in the United States an obvious one.

 

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