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American Commercial Lines Presents Marine Environmental Stewardship Award to Customers for Safe Handling of Chemicals, Petroleum Products, and Other Liquid Cargoes

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- American Commercial Lines Inc. ("ACL" or the "Company") recognized 35 customers with its Marine Environmental Stewardship Award on Wednesday, July 16 in Houston, Texas.

The customers recognized by ACL safely handled over two billion gallons of chemicals, petroleum products, and other liquid cargoes with the barge transportation company in 2013. Recipients of the award are: Axiall Corporation; BASF Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Bunge North America; CCI Manufacturing; Chemium International; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Consolidated Grain & Barge Co.; Cymetech Corporation; Dow Corning; Eastman Chemical Co.; ED&F Man Liquid Products LLC; Formosa Plastics; GulfMark Energy, Inc.; Koch Shipping; Kolmar Americas, Inc.; MEG Energy; MEGlobal Americas, Inc.; Neville Chemical Co.; Old World Industries, LLC; Phillips 66; Quality Liquid Feed Co.; Rentech Nitrogen Pasadena, LLC; SABIC Innovative Plastics; SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.; Shell Chemical; Shell Trading Co.; Stryker Fuels, LLC; Styrolution America LLC; Sunoco Logistics; Texas Aromatics; Tricon Energy Limited; Valicor, Inc.; Vertex Energy, Inc.; Vitol Inc.

"We are pleased to present the Marine Environmental Stewardship Award to these valued customers who share ACL's commitment to safety and protection of the marine environment," Mark Knoy, President and CEO of ACL, stated. "We are proud to provide them with the safest, greenest, and most fuel efficient mode of transportation and thank them for entrusting us with their cargoes."

Inland barging is the safest and most environmentally friendly mode of transportation. The rate of large spills (more than 1,000 gallons) for inland barge transportation is less than that of rail and truck (2.59 gallons per million ton miles for barge compared to 4.89 for rail and 10.41 for truck), according to a study by the Texas Transportation Institute. The comparison study also documents that inland barge transportation emits fewer air pollutants, including hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides, than rail or truck. Barging is also noted by the study as the most fuel-efficient mode of transportation with the ability to move one ton of cargo 616 miles per gallon of fuel, 138 miles further than rail and 466 miles further than truck.

American Commercial Lines Inc. is an integrated marine transportation service company owned by affiliates of Platinum Equity, LLC and operating in the United States Jones Act trades. The Company is headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, has approximately 2,300 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 100 towboats and 1,900 barges. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc., visit www.aclines.com.

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