Headquartered near St. Louis, Missouri, ESRT was founded in 1987 by Jim McEvilly and Bob Coffie to service the transportation of dry bulk commodities via barge freight throughout the inland water system. Drawing on unparalleled experience and business relationships, ESRT is able to operate as a boutique firm keeping costs low with emphasis on customer service and efficiency. The company transports dry bulk commodities including grains, coal, steel, ores, and other bulk products utilizing one of the youngest barge fleets in the industry consisting of 225 dry bulk barges with the majority under 5 years of age.
When it comes to moving product on the inland waterways system, East Side River Transportation always strives to go beyond expectation with its efficiency and service. It is East Side's goal to make daily interations productive and positive. East Side takes seriously the responsibility it has to serve the community where we can. At East Side River Transportation, we want to be the change.