About American Commercial Barge Line


About ACBL

For 100 years, ACBL 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 4,199 barges, powered by nearly 150 towboats, ACBL is one of the nation's largest liquid cargo and dry cargo barge lines. 

Headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, ACBL is powered by nearly 3,700 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, ACBL 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, ACBL is moving full speed ahead on course for the future.