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Midland proudly announces the recent acquisition of Federal Barge Lines. By increasing our size, versatility, expertise and strength, Midland/Ohio River

Company and Midland/Federal Barge Lines have reinforced our commitment to provide shippers an efficient, cost-competitive transportation alternative.

Our customers — grain shippers, coal producers and consumers, refineries, steel mills and fabricators — will benefit from the addition of nearly 7-million tons of volume. With an annual volume in excess of 40-million tons and through the expansion of our operating pattern to include destinations on the Upper

Mississippi, Midland is positioned to serve you better.

The heart of our operation includes more than 2,000 dry cargo barges. And, our covered hopper barge fleet has almost tripled, greatly enhancing our ability to serve grain and regulated customers.

The nation's largest inland waterway carrier,

Midland's group of companies hauls more bulk commodities than any other barge line.

Midland combines modern computerized tracking systems and well over half a century of experience in providing on-time bulk shipping more efficiently and price competitively than any other company on the river.

That's what makes us — now, more than ever —


Whatever you need to ship, Midland can deliver it. So before you book your next barge, contact

Midland Affiliated.

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

A Midland/Ohio River Company/Federal Barge Lines

Part of Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates

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