SOURCE: American Commercial Lines Inc.

American Commercial Lines Inc.

April 29, 2010 10:32 ET

American Commercial Lines Receives Service Excellence Award From Compass Minerals

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) -  American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) ("ACL" or the "Company") announced that it has received the 2009-2010 Service Excellence Award from Compass Minerals. The award was presented by Compass Minerals to 18 of its approximately 350 logistics providers at a banquet at the company's headquarters in Overland Park, KS on April 28.

Recipients of the Service Excellence Award were selected for consistent service excellence, innovation, and logistics solutions during a two-step panel review process. 

"ACL delivered excellent service and was a shining example of a company going above and beyond," said Angelo Brisimitzakis, president and CEO of Compass Minerals. "Their efforts were instrumental in helping us, in turn, exceed our customers' expectations." 

"All of the employees of ACL are honored to receive Compass Minerals' Service Excellence Award," Mike Ryan, ACL's president and CEO, stated. "Every day we focus on providing innovative logistics solutions to Compass Minerals, and to all of our customers. ACL offers shippers the cleanest, greenest and most economical form of transportation for their key commodities. We have been business partners with Compass Minerals for over 20 years. We look forward to continuing to provide them with service excellence and to assist in the expansion of their market presence by shipping via the U.S. inland waterways."

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 $850 million in revenues and approximately 2,570 employees as of December 31, 2009. For more information about American Commercial Lines Inc., visit

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Compass Minerals is a leading producer of minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer and magnesium chloride. The company provides highway deicing salt to customers in North America and the United Kingdom and specialty fertilizer to growers worldwide. Compass Minerals also produces consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial foods, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural and industrial applications. Compass Minerals also provides records management services to businesses throughout the U.K.

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