ACL to Build Hopper Barges

13 October 2009 (Last Updated October 13th, 2009 18:30)

American Commercial Lines (ACL) said its manufacturing arm Jeffboat will build 50 covered hopper barges to be used by its transportation service division. In a statement, the company said the barges will be built at Jeffboat’s Jeffersonville shipyard in the first quarter of 2010.

American Commercial Lines (ACL) said its manufacturing arm Jeffboat will build 50 covered hopper barges to be used by its transportation service division.

In a statement, the company said the barges will be built at Jeffboat’s Jeffersonville shipyard in the first quarter of 2010.

The newbuilds will replace a portion of ACL’s aging fleet of dry barges, ACL said.

ACL transportation service division and Jeffboat are owned by Jeffersonville, Indiana-based American Commercial Lines.