Kirby Corporation

Kirby Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas is the largest tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. Products transported by Kirby include petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products and agricultural chemical products by tank barge. Kirby also owns and operates eight ocean-going barge and tug units transporting dry-bulk commodities in United States coastwise trade.

Kirby Corporation
Traded asNYSEKEX
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ISINUS4972661064 Edit this on Wikidata
PredecessorKirby Industries, Inc.
Kirby Exploration Company, Inc.
FoundedJanuary 31, 1969 (1969-01-31) by John Henry Kirby
United States
Key people
Joseph H. Pyne
(Chairman of the Board)
David W. Grzebinski
(President & CEO)
William G. Harvey[1]
(Vice President & CFO)
RevenueDecrease US$ 1.77 billion (2016)
Decrease US$ 245.20 million (2016)
Decrease US$ 142.80 million (2016)
Total assetsIncrease US$ 4.30 billion (2016)
Total equityIncrease US$ 2.41 billion (2016)
Number of employees
~3,100 (2016)
Footnotes / references

Through Kirby's diesel engine services segment, Kirby is an after-market service provider for medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, reduction gears and ancillary products for marine and power generation applications. Kirby also serves as a distributor and service provider for high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, pumps and compression products, and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units, for the land-based pressure pumping and oilfield service markets.

Kirby Inland Marine operates the nation's largest fleet of inland tank barges and towing vessels.[citation needed]

Kirby's service area spans America's inland waterway network including The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Mississippi River System, the Illinois River, the Ohio River and other waterways. Kirby operates 884 active inland tank barges, 251 active towing vessels and five fleets.


The predecessor of the current company, Kirby Industries, Inc., was founded in 1921.[4] The current company was founded in 1969 as a subsidiary of that company called Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., and later spun off in 1976. The company changed its name in 1990.[5]


Kirby Corporation's board of directors is:[3]

  • Richard J. Alario
  • C. Sean Day
  • Bob G. Gower
  • David W. Grzebinski, President and CEO
  • William M. Lamont, Jr.
  • Monte J. Miller
  • Joseph H. Pyne, Chairman
  • Richard R. Stewart
  • William M. Waterman

Other principal officers include CFO William G. Harvey.[3]


The company has ten subsidiaries:[5]

  • Kirby Inland Marine, LP
  • Kirby Corporate Services, LLC
  • KIM Holdings, Inc.
  • Kirby Terminals, Inc.
  • Kirby Logistics Management
  • Sabine Transportation Company
  • AFRAM Carriers, Inc.
  • Kirby Engine Systems, Inc.
  • Kirby Tankships, Inc.
  • Kirby Ocean Transport Company
  • Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC
  • K Equipment, LLC
  • Penn Maritime


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  2. ^ "US SEC: Form 10-K Kirby Corporation". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Directors and Officers". Kirby Corporation. 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  4. ^ "KEX Profile". Yahoo! Finance. Yahoo!, Inc. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Kirby Corporation 10-K". Securities and Exchange Commission. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.

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