Company will provide petroleum transportation services on the inland waterways.
American Commercial Lines (ACL), Jeffersonville, Ind., has entered into an agreement with Houston-based SeaRiver Maritime Inc., a marine affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp., to provide petroleum barge transportation services on the U.S. inland waterways.
As of January 1, 2013, ACL has entered into a multi-year agreement with SeaRiver to transport liquid cargoes via its mainline service and in unit tows.
"We look forward to partnering with SeaRiver to transport ExxonMobil cargoes on the inland waterways," Mark Knoy, president and CEO of ACL, says. "This is an exciting opportunity as we continue to diversify our business mix with a focus on liquid cargoes and add the highest caliber shippers to our customer portfolio. To meet the needs of SeaRiver and all of our valued customers, we have condensed our traffic patterns for maximum efficiency, refurbished our boat fleet for improved reliability and are adding liquid capacity with new 30,000-barrel tank barges built with the highest quality craftsmanship by our manufacturing division Jeffboat."
Dan Jaworski, ACL vice president liquids sales, says, "ACL's team of experienced and dedicated maritime professionals is proud to provide SeaRiver with the highest level of service, as well as the significant economic and environmental benefits of inland barge transportation."