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You've probably used America's leading water transportation system— without knowing its name.

The name is Midland. Nine respected companies. United by a commitment to superior water transportation services.

Midland. Dedicated to saving you money.

Midland. The most important name to consult when contracting your water transportation needs.

Nine Better Companies Make

One Best System. 1. Midland/Ohio River Company

Cornerstone of the Midland system.

An important part of America's energy transportation industry since 1925, barging 20% of all coal moved on inland waterways. Delivering more bulk tonnage each year than any other carrier.

Big. Dependable. And very cost competitive.

I3b 2. Midland/Orgulf

This company links its barging services on the lower Mississippi with

Midland/Ohio River Company to efficiently operate combined equip- ment of over 50 line haul boats and 1,700 open and covered dry cargo barges. 3. Midland/Chotin

Throughout the river system and throughout the year, Midland/Chotin offers a well-maintained fleet of liquid barges backed by a 168 hour-per-week shore support group whose goal is

SERVICE—tailored to your transporta- tion needs. 4. Midland/Capital Marine Supply

The Mississippi's premier source of fuel, food and supplies. Located in the

Port of Baton Rouge. 5,000 items in stock. Calibrated fuel pumps. Delivery 24 hours a day. And the largest shifting/ fleeting operation on the Mississippi. 5. Midland/Port Allen Marine

Fast, dependable and low-priced capabilities for: New Construction.

Mid-River Repair. Dry Dock Work.

Barge Cleaning. Painting. Offshore

Drilling Structures. Machine Shop


Three loca- tions in the Port of Baton Rouge area. 6. Midland/


Strategically located in


Kentucky, this Midland company offers a full-service shipyard, a fuel and supply depot, fleeting, and towing services to traffic on the Ohio,

Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland

Rivers. 7. Midland/Red Circle

Pioneered the use of a notched barge to economically navigate the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it's hauling phos- phate rock from

Florida or grain to Puerto Rico,


Circle offers blue water barg- ing at a cost far lower than cargo ships. 8. Midland/Eastern Terminals'

This Midland company operates modern dry bulk terminals in Hunting- ton and Kenova, West Virginia and

Tampa, Florida, with combined throughput capacities of 20 million tons per year. 9. Midland /Boston Towboat

Oldest company in the Midland system, having provided tug service in

Boston Harbor to supertankers, con- tainer ships, battleships and luxury liners for over a century.

Midland Can Save You Money.

Whether you use all nine Midland companies or just one, you'll receive a fiercely cost-competitive approach to your business. And the untiring, dependable service you expect from

America's leading water transportation system.

Call now, toll free: 1-800-543-1685. ^Midland

The One Best System

P.O. Box 1460, 580 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45201, (513) 721-4000

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