American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) began in 1915 as a coal moving business on the Kentucky River and has grown, over the years, into one of the largest and most diversified marine transportation and manufacturing companies in the country. We are proud to provide the most economical, safest and greenest mode of transportation.
At ACBL, our mission is to meet the evolving needs of our customers with the most reliable, innovative and competitive barge transportation solutions, and our operating priority is always the safety of our team, the marine environment, and our customers' cargoes.
Over the past five years, we have invested $500 million in our fleet and supporting operations so that we are better equipped than ever to deliver value through reliable barge transportation and the best customer service. Today, our fleet includes 4,200 barges powered by nearly 175 towboats. Take a look at this video on the rebuilding and refurbishment of the M.V. Capt. RP Gettelfinger, which illustrates the depth of our commitment to ongoing investment in our fleet and our people.
Not willing to rest in the wake of the progress we have made, we are committed to providing barge transportation solutions that are more innovative and competitive and customer service that is more reliable and responsive than ever before.