Caterpillar Inland Waterway Solutions to be featured at 2017 Inland Marine Expo

St. Louis, MO – Caterpillar will be in attendance at the 2017 Inland Marine Expo (IMX), the annual tradeshow for the inland and intercostal marine transportation industry, to be held May 22 – 24 in St. Louis, MO. Caterpillar’s comprehensive solutions to the inland waterway will bring Caterpillar Marine, EMD Power Products, a division of Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company and Caterpillar Industry Solutions demonstrate Caterpillar’s commitment to the industry. 

"Caterpillar is proud to be an advocate for America's towboat and barge industry supporting the safest, most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient mode of cargo transportation," said Jim Mundth inland waterway segment manager for Caterpillar Marine. “Caterpillar is offering solutions that enhance our waterways infrastructure, sustainability, system reliability and efficiency." 

Caterpillar’s focus at this year’s show will be on solutions across the entire value chain. Caterpillar offerings to the inland waterway industry include products and services for the tug and barge marine transportation industry as well as the terminal operations along our river systems.

“Caterpillar is committed to our customers proudly serving within this industry segment to maintain the United States economic competitiveness and national security,” said Janet Kirkton, dredging industry steward for Caterpillar.

A few of the signature solutions showcased in the Caterpillar booth will include:

Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE)

The Caterpillar CAVE 3D immersive technology allows customers to experience an inland river towboat as if they were operating it in real time.  “By donning a special pair of 3D glasses, visitors at the Caterpillar booth will be able naturally interact with a virtual world,” said Jerry West, Marketing Specialist for EMD Power Products.

EPA Tier 4 Signature Solutions

The marine-specific solution designed by Caterpillar includes Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) technology to meet Tier 4 Final emission standards. SCR works by injecting urea into the exhaust stream, a catalyst helps convert nitrogen oxide into harmless diatomic nitrogen carbon dioxide and water vapor. The Caterpillar SCR technology is a closed-loop system that senses where the engine is in its operating range and adjusts appropriately, reducing consumption. Caterpillar's integrated SCR solution provides proven reliability with lowest total cost of ownership.

Cat® Asset Intelligence (AI)

Cat Asset Intelligence combines advanced predictive analytics and expert advisory services across your vessel – or across your entire fleet.  Cat AI focuses on increasing uptime and decreasing operating costs while taking the guesswork out of equipment management.  With over 40 million hours of equipment analytics experience, Cat AI turns your data into actionable information, for Cat as well as other branded equipment including diesel engines as well as auxiliaries.

Industry Solutions

Caterpillar Industry Solutions develops specialty versions of many Cat machines for dredging, marine construction and port material handling.  Specialty solutions include long reach hydraulic excavators, amphibious excavators, modified hydraulic shovels, low ground pressure articulated dump trucks or pan scrapers, and material handlers. By leveraging other assets within Caterpillar, such as rental services and the Cat dealer network, Industry Solutions can more broadly serve the vast needs of this global industry.

To learn more and meet the experts, stop by booth #144 during the show where Caterpillar will go beyond the engine room with Caterpillar Industry Solutions, Cat Propulsion™, Cat Finance, and Marine Asset Intelligence ready to discuss the needs of your business.

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About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK™ marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit us at www.cat.com/marine. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/caterpillarmarine, Twitter: @catmarineglobal, LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/1UXA06a and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CaterpillarMarine.

About Caterpillar:

For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.5 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit caterpillar.com.  To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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