JEFFERSONVILLE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/11 -- American Commercial Lines Inc. ("ACL" or the "Company") announced today that it has been awarded membership in the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program (ELP). Membership in the voluntary program, led by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, is awarded to businesses, federal entities, municipalities, and academic and community organizations based upon commitment to the program's core principles and submission of pollution prevention and waste reduction goals to improve and preserve Louisiana's environment. Progress in achieving these goals is tracked annually, and membership is renewed every three years based upon demonstrated, measurable results.
ACL, a barge transportation company headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN and operating throughout the U.S. inland waterways system, has a Southern Division headquarters in Harahan, LA and operates three port service facilities in the state, located in Baton Rouge, Vacherie, and Harahan. An environmental management system is in place throughout ACL's network that includes pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, environmental audits and training, and community outreach and education.
"We are honored to obtain membership in the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program," Michael Ryan, ACL president and CEO, stated. "Protection of the environment is one of the core values that guide all that we do at ACL. We look forward to partnering with the state and other businesses and entities who share ACL's commitment to environmental stewardship."
American Commercial Lines Inc., headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is an integrated marine transportation and service company operating in the United States Jones Act trades, with approximately 2,500 employees and a fleet of 110 towboats and 2,500 barges as of December 31, 2009. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc. visit www.aclines.com.