About American Commercial Lines


About ACL

For 100 years, ACL has moved our customers' cargo on the inland waterways, 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 2,000 barges, powered by over 115 towboats, ACL is one of the nation's largest liquid cargo and dry cargo barge lines. 

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, Ind. 

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.