Barge Transportation

Delivering Greater Value on the Water
Welcome to ACBL

Reliable, Innovative, Competitive

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) is one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation companies in the U.S. Our legacy of providing the nation with the most economical, safest and greenest mode of transportation dates all the way back to 1915, when we began moving coal on the Kentucky River.  

At ACBL, our mission is to meet the evolving needs of our customers with the most reliable, innovative and competitive barge transportation solutions, and our operating priority is always the safety of our team, the marine environment and our customers’ cargoes.

Having invested a billion dollars in our fleet and supporting operations over the past five years, we are delivering greater value on the water with the most reliable barge transportation solutions and the highest level of customer service. 

Check out this video documenting the rebuilding and refurbishment of one of our towboats for a glimpse of our commitment to continuous investment in our fleet of 3,550 barges and nearly 190 towboats and in the people who are the true power behind our operations.