EX-23.1 4 ex23_1.htm EXHIBIT 23.1 ex23_1.htm

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors and Stockholders
Kirby Corporation:
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements (No. 333-57625, No. 333-72592, No. 333-129290, No. 333-129333, No. 333-152565, No. 333-152566, No. 333-184598 and No. 333-184599) on Form S-8 of Kirby Corporation and consolidated subsidiaries of our reports dated February 27, 2013, with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of Kirby Corporation and consolidated subsidiaries as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2012, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, which reports appear in the December 31, 2012 annual report on Form 10-K of Kirby Corporation and consolidated subsidiaries.
Houston, Texas
February 27, 2013