Turn Services is the leading fleet operator and provider of fleet-related services on the Lower Mississippi River. We operate full-service fleets in the Baton Rouge/Myrtle Grove, Louisiana corridor.
We operate a 195-barge capacity sparred fleet at Myrtle Grove Eastbank (mile 57), a 378-barge capacity fleet on the East and West banks at Meraux (mile 86.5), a 210-barge capacity fleet at Dockside (mile 91.5), and a 250-barge capacity fleet at Bayou Fleet (mile 125). We also operate our Michoud facility in Michoud Canal (mile 15) behind the industrial locks and at La Porte Fleet (mile 29) near Houston, Texas.
Turn Services employs experienced welders and fiberglass repair professionals to perform topside repairs of our customers’ barges as needed. Our services include steel and fiberglass patchwork, gouging and welding of fractures, cropping and renewing, replacing broken rigging, and other miscellaneous repairs.
At Turn Services, we are committed to providing extensive, first-rate cleaning services for dry cargo hopper barges under permits issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Our services include topside and hopper wash, including lifting covers to clean coaming caps. Pressure washing and hydrowashing are available.
Turn Services conducts walkaround inspections for hull and cover damage on every barge in our fleets. We also check all wing tanks for water. If any deficiencies are found, we offer solutions by way of tank pumping and temporary repair. Upon request, VGP reporting is provided.