Our History
Devall Towing received it modest start in the inland marine industry in 1952. In 1952 our main business was the movement and care of inland rig for the Texas Company (Texaco) in the Calcasieu Lake Area. Since then Devall and all its subsidiaries have concentrated its efforts to become an effective and superior supplier of chemical transportation for Companies such as PPG, DuPont, Invista, CITGO, Monsanto and First Chemical Corporation of Mississippi. A brief timeline:
 
  • 1952: Devall Towing is formed by an acquisition of two vessels in Hackberry, La


  • 1968: Devall Towing awarded its first long haul towage for PPG Industry Chlorine Gas & Caustic products


  • 1969: Devall Towing joins American Waterways Operators (AWO) one of the founding members


  • 1972: Devall establishes the first of its two fleeting areas on the ICWW and the Calcasieu River ĘC which today can house a maximum number of 175 barges.


  • 1973: Devall Towing begins hauling Ammonia, Adiponitrile, Cyclohexane, Acrylonitrile, Aniline and various other products for EI DuPont on a long term contract basis.


  • 1980: Devall joins the GICA in it efforts to maintain the inland waterways.


  • 1980: Devall revolutionizes the marine industry by being the first to carry Liquefied Gas and Dangerous Liquid Tankerman aboard their vessels to provide quicker services. We were the first company to put tankerman on our vessels.


  • 1994: Devall firm develops a diesel repair and sales business (Devall Diesel Services) working on inland marine vessels and barges 


  • 1999: Certified in AWO Responsible Carrier Program 


  • 1999: Devall begins hauling Hexamethyldiamine (HMD) via inland barge through it specialized equipment eliminating lost cargo through rail cars


  • 2000: Devall become a member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and is an active member in their Responsible Care Program


  • 2009: Devall takes delivery of its first six pound class barg Environment, to haul high vapor pressure Cargoes


  • 2009: Devall begins construction of its 30,000 square footdiesel repair location in Sulphur, La.

   

 

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