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Cooper Consolidated is a balanced, asset-based provider of midstream stevedoring, barge, marine, and logistics services. With operations based along the lower Mississippi River between Southwest Pass and Baton Rouge, we provide cargo handling and movements throughout the U.S. inland waterway system. Our expert team ensures your important cargo is safely transported from origin to destination while making the experience as easy and worry free as possible.

  • Our team at Cooper Consolidated is here to service the needs of shipper's moving dry bulk and breakbulk commodities in all facets.

  • We have assets spread throughout all sectors of the industry that support those needs including stevedoring, marine, inland terminaling, trucking, rail, and warehousing.

  • We can offer full service logistics packages to manage your shipment from start to finish or provide you with single services on demand.

 Our History


Prior to the start of Cooper Consolidated in 2003, both Cooper/T.Smith Stevedoring (CTS) and Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC), a division of CGB Enterprises, Inc. provided mid-stream stevedoring out of the Gulf. 

Founded in 1905, CTS was a household name on the river. They earned a worldwide reputation as the stevedoring experts and were known for their high capacity floating cranes. Over the years CTS grew their operations and had six mid-stream berths out of Darrow, LA at mile markers LM 171-180.

Founded in 1970, CGB was a major player in the inland transportation business and had terminals located throughout the inland waterway system. In 1995, CGB installed their first midstream anchorage in Laplace, LA and started operations under a new division, CTLC. In the following years CTLC grew to 3 mid-stream berths in Laplace at mile markers LM 133-135.

The pairing of these companies in 2003 has provided customers with a vast network of logistics solutions.