About American Commercial Lines


About ACL

ACL has been moving our customers' cargo on the inland waterways since 1915, when we began transporting coal on the Kentucky River.  We have since grown into one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation services companies in the nation.  With a fleet of approximately 2,300 barges, powered by over 100 towboats, ACL is the nation's second largest liquid cargo barge line and the third largest dry cargo barge line. 

Headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, ACL is powered by approximately 2,200 employees, and our Transportation Services unit operates fleets and terminals throughout the inland waterways network.  Our manufacturing division, Jeffboat, is located on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, IN. 

In December 2010, ACL was purchased by Platinum Equity, a global acquisiton firm headquartered in Los Angeles that specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries.  With the extensive resources and operational expertise of Platinum Equity, ACL is moving full speed ahead on course for the future.