This report addresses the concept of Container-on-Barge (COB) from the perspective of inland river operations on behalf of, and funded by, the Illinois Soybean Association. A number of reports and studies have been completed in recent years regarding broad aspects of COB. In most cases, these earlier works on COB focus on the COB market potential within a specificgeographic region of the US. Very little has been written (or at least published), however, where actual river operations of COB are revealed and/or applied in detail. As the river movement of container barges is the most costly and complex element of COB, this has been a curiousoversight.