American Commercial Lines Opens Houston, Texas Headquarters for Its Liquid Transportation Division

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American
 Commercial Lines Inc. ("ACL" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:   ACLI) today
 announced the opening of its new Liquid Transportation Division
 Headquarters in Houston, Texas. The opening of the new regional
 headquarters, combined with ACL's recent announcement to build 30 new
 30,000 barrel tank barges in 2008, begins the foundation for the Company's
 long-term strategy to increase liquid business from 24% to 40% of its total
 transportation revenue.
     Commenting on this event, Michael P. Ryan, Senior Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing, stated "The opening of our Liquid Transportation
 Division in Houston has generated a tremendous amount of positive feedback
 from our liquid customer base. Establishing a permanent office presence in
 the marketplace provides us the opportunity to more effectively present our
 value proposition to our existing and new partners in the petroleum and
 chemical industries."
     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 $940
 million in annual revenues and approximately 2,750 employees as of December
 31, 2006. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc.
 generally, visit http://www.aclines.com.
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
 forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations
 and beliefs about future events. As with any projection or forecast, these
 statements are inherently susceptible to risks, uncertainty and changes in
 circumstance. Important factors could cause actual results to differ
 materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking
 statements and should be considered in evaluating the outlook of American
 Commercial Lines Inc. Risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to
 time in American Commercial Lines Inc.'s filings with the SEC, including
 the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. American Commercial
 Lines Inc. is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any
 obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a
 result of changes, new information, subsequent events or otherwise.
 
 

SOURCE American Commercial Lines Inc.

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