Contractor Mobilization

Hughes Marine is ready to load or unload the materials and marine equipment for your job or project. Our state-of-the-art loading berth at Erie Basin Bargeport is staffed by experienced crane operators and riggers who can use our cranes, forklifts, and securing equipment to unload cargo from your trucks onto our barges.

When you rent barges, truckable tugs, or other marine equipment from us, you are getting more than the standard marine equipment.  We will make modifications to barges, such as adding spudwells, fenders, anchors, man-rails for safety, crane mats, and much more.

Our secure location in Erie Basin, in the heart of New York harbor, means that we can load your marine equipment safely and with minimal impact from weather and tidal conditions. While staging your job in Erie Basin, you can be assured that your equipment is safe, as our facility is securely guarded 24/7/365.

When planning your next job that requires barges or other marine equipment, give us a call so we can answer your questions.  We have been doing this for over a century, so we will be able to guide you in the right direction.

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Erie Basin Loading Berth

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We also have the expertise to see that your crane or truck is safely walked onto our barges at the proper stage of the tide. With our heavy-duty crane and truck ramps and reinforced bulkhead, we are one of the few facilities in the area with the capacity to load your marine equipment safely. Additionally, we have floating cranes to transfer jobsite materials, set spuds, or move oversized objects and marine equipment within the port of New York. Many contractors use our floating crane service to ensure that their barges are placed in the correct locations, the spuds are dropped securely, and they are able to set the gangways and other equipment properly.