Not restricted to canals, vessels operated by Canal Barge Company haul freight throughout the US inland waterway system and in the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. The company's fleet of about 800 vessels includes barges configured to carry both liquid and dry bulk cargo. In addition to offering freight transportation, Canal Barge manages barge fleets owned by other companies; operates a barge terminal in Joliet, Illinois; and offers logistics services. Clients include companies in the chemical, oil construction, utility, and engineering sectors. The company was founded in 1933.