Services

At ACBL, our focus is our customers. Just as we navigate changing river conditions, we anticipate and meet our customers’ evolving needs with complete supply chain solutions that are more economical, cleaner, greener and safer than railroads and trucks. Discover how you can chart a new course with ACBL. 

ACBL offers an array of services to meet our customers’ unique needs. Our complete supply chain solutions are designed to get you where you need to go today and anywhere your business may take you in the future. 

Affreightment – A contract for a movement of goods or product within ACBL’s mainline system over a specified period of time. This is the lowest cost service option.

Dedicated Barges - Dedicated barges are available to a customer to load as determined by the terms of their contract. Dedicated barges enable customers to avoid potential shortages in barge supply. 

Unit-Tow – A customers’ barges are moved from origin to destination with a single towboat, bypassing fleeting at river interchanges, providing the fastest service option. 

Contract Towing - Towing of third-party barges.     

Barge Management – Management of barge maintenance and regulatory compliance for third-party customers. 

Storage – Warehouse and liquid tank storage available at a network of terminals with access to railroads and highways for multi-modal transloading. 

Industrial Development – Assistance with business expansion, including site selection and construction of docks and terminals.  

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