Canal Barge Company Inc. boosts competitiveness by bringing decision-makers together in the cloud

Published on 20 Jun 2016

Better and faster access to information is essential to maintain our competitive edge—and IBM Connections is enabling us to achieve exactly that.

Carl Fravel, Director of IT, Canal Barge Company

Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Travel & Transportation

Deployment country
United States


Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company, Inc. (CBC) is a family-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the most diverse marine transportation companies in the United States, Canal Barge moves valuable cargo to virtually every part of the world for multiple Fortune 500 integrated oil companies, chemical and oil companies, as well as refineries, construction companies, fabricators, public utilities, engineering companies, and the United States Government.

Business need
To secure its market-leading position, Canal Barge Company aims to react fast to new opportunities. How could it help a distributed workforce to share knowledge and make better-informed decisions?

CBC migrated to IBM® Connections® Cloud—enabling seamless collaboration for all employees wherever and whenever they work via wikis, communities, video conferencing and more.

Today, CBC can collaboratively develop and socialize process improvements, and understand the foundation of corporate decisions and strategies—helping it to react faster and boost competitiveness.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Connections Cloud S1, IBM Domino, IBM Notes, IBM Sametime, IBM Verse

T&T: Operations Planning and Optimization, IBM Analytics, Cloud Computing, Social Business Framework, Social Business for Human Resources, Social Business for Innovation, Collaboration Solutions (ICS) - Social Collaboration & Digital Experience - Employee Digital Experience, IBM Collaboration Solutions, Mobile


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