About Upper River Services

Upper River Services, LLC (URS), is a full service, river operation located on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota.  URS has been providing quality services to the inland marine transportation industry since 1984.  At URS, we are committed to the safety and health of every employee.  We are a member and active participant in the American Waterways Operators and the Waterways Council, Inc.

URS operates six towing vessels as well as two shipyards providing barge towing, fleeting, cleaning, and repair services.  Our primary areas of navigation include the Mississippi River between Red Wing and Minneapolis, MN and the Minnesota River up to Savage, MN.

Our State Street facility offers tank and dry cargo barge cleaning along with barge repair and dry dock capabilities.  Our Red Rock Road facility offers dry cargo barge cleaning along with a marine way which enables us to provide complete land-based repairs.

We look forward to helping you with your inland marine transportation needs!  Contact us