American Commercial Lines Receives Environmental Achievement Awards From The Chamber of Shipping of America
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN, November 14, 2014 -- American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL), one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation service companies in the United States, was presented with Environmental Achievement Awards by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) at a reception held November 13 in Washington, D.C. A total of 78 ACL towboats, 73% of the company's boat fleet, were recognized by CSA for their environmental records.
CSA represents U.S.-based companies that own, operate or charter ocean-going tankers, containers ships, or dry bulk vessels in domestic or international trades. The organization has been presenting Environmental Achievement Awards since 2004 to recognize vessel and shore-side personnel for good stewardship of the marine environment and to increase public awareness of the marine transportation industry's excellent record of environmental accomplishment. This year, 1,386 vessels owned or operated by 71 companies received awards for a total of 10,749 years of environmental excellence.
Vessels eligible for the award must have at least a two-year period of:
- No reportable spills
- No U.S. Coast Guard citations for violations of MARPOL, an international marine environmental convention
- No port state citations for violation of MARPOL
- No violations of state/local pollution regulations
"At ACL, our commitment to environmental stewardship runs deep," Paul Tobin, ACL's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, stated. "Every member of our team, from the deck and the wheelhouse to the terminal and the office, is committed to protection of the marine environment. We are proud to join the Chamber of Shipping of America in recognizing the exemplary environmental records of our vessel crews."
About American Commercial Lines
American Commercial Lines Inc. is an integrated marine transportation service company owned by Platinum Equity and operating in the United States Jones Act trades. The Company is headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, has approximately 2,350 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 106 towboats and 1,980 barges. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc., visit www.aclines.com.
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