Brokerage & Consulting

Hughes Marine has over 100 years of experience in all facets of the marine industry, including barge leasing, marine transportation, and specialty marine projects. We use that experience to see that our customers get the job done safely, effectively, and competitively. We combine marine background and business practicality to manage any marine related project from start to finish, on time and on budget. There are circumstances due to foreign ownership, distance, or other factors, which necessitate outside management of your floating equipment or barge leasing operations. Hughes has the maintenance, accounting and management personnel, pier space, and ownership background to manage your floating equipment, alone or in partnership. We have extensive experience in providing tug and barge leasing services to movie companies, fireworks (including the annual Macy’s 4th of July show in NYC), and other unique entertainment events. We can manage your marine project, your equipment, or both.

barge leasing brokerage and consulting



  • Sales & Charters
  • Tugs
  • Barges and Barge Leasing
  • Dump Scows
  • Derricks
  • Bulk Barges
  • Dredging Equipment
  • Sectional Barges


  • Purchase and Sale of Marine Equipment
  • Equipment Evaluation
  • Market Studies
  • Transportation Project Methods and Pricing
  • Expert Witness
  • Collateral Appraisals for Financial Institutions
  • Transportation of Nuclear Components
  • Project Evaluation
  • Movies and Fireworks

Equipment Management and Barge Leasing

  • Ownership of US Flag Equipment for Foreign Owners
  • Management of Vessels or Entire Fleets for Absentee Owners
  • Specific Services – Pier Space, Insurance, Maintenance

With over 100 years in business, we have been involved with every type of marine-related project imaginable.  We enjoy helping our customers and friends in the maritime industry navigate the oft-murky waters of marine equipment and barge leasing, transportation projects, and other logistics projects.

We stay abreast of industry developments and trends by attending trade shows throughout the country, holding leadership positions on tug and barge operations, and generally having our ears to the ground in the barge leasing and maritime services community.