Barge (hold) are designed for efficient transport of commodities in bulk, such as grain, coal, sugar, ore, steel, aggregates, timber products and numerous other cargos. These barges have a boxed, single raked, or double-raked hull configuration.
May be covered or open. Covers provide protection of cargoes from outside elements. Covers may be roll-top (telescoping), or lift-off (stacking) type.