Kirby Corporation to acquire Savage Inland Marine’s tank barge fleet

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Kirby Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the inland tank barge fleet of Savage Inland Marine for approximately US$278 million in cash and the assumption of leases.

Savage’s tank barge fleet consists of 90 inland tank barges with approximately 2.5 million barrels of capacity and 46 inland towboats. Savage primarily moves petrochemicals, refined products, and crude oil on the Mississippi River, its tributaries, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

The closing of the acquisition is expected to occur late in the first quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. The purchase will be financed through additional borrowings.

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