Launch of ARTCO Stevedoring Offers Customers Unmatched Service on Lower Mississippi

Launch of ARTCO Stevedoring Offers Customers Unmatched Service on Lower Mississippi


New full-service stevedoring operation integrated into ADM’s dynamic, global transportation network

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American River Transportation Co., LLC (ARTCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced the launch of ARTCO Stevedoring.

ARTCO Stevedoring operates five mid-stream berths between mile markers 110 and 121 on the Mississippi River, and offers customers a complete range of river services, including bulk transfer stevedoring and crane service; fleeting, switching, boat and related harbor services; and linehandling and crewboat services. Those capabilities are delivered by an expert team, most of whom come to ARTCO Stevedoring from St. James Stevedoring Partners, and bring with them years of experience on the Mississippi. In addition, ARTCO Stevedoring is the only company on the lower Mississippi that can offer customers the benefits of full integration with ADM’s global transportation network and the company’s world-class logistics expertise.

“ARTCO Stevedoring provides a range of services that no one else on the lower Mississippi can offer,” said Jason Porter, director of Gulf operations for ARTCO. “Our experienced operators can efficiently meet transload requirements with our high-tech Gottwald/Terex cranes; in fact, we’ll be adding two more cranes this summer to meet growing customer demand. And our services extend far beyond the lower Mississippi. Unlike anyone else, we offer fully integrated global capabilities, including blue water vessels, ship agency services, mid-stream stevedoring, fleeting, switch boat and harbor services, barging, inland terminal warehousing, container yard service, and rail and trucking operations. No one else in the Gulf offers that kind of one-stop shopping for transportation and logistical needs.”

ADM operates the world’s premier agricultural transportation network, which includes extensive river operations; thousands of trucks and railcars; and a fleet of oceangoing vessels. The company offers an unparalleled range of third-party logistics solutions to customers around the globe, from designing distribution systems to freight transportation.

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About ADM/ARTCO in Louisiana

ADM’s operations in Louisiana involve agricultural processing and transportation and logistics, as the company sources crops and secures energy and transportation needs throughout the state. The company’s river operations in the Gulf—managed by ADM subsidiary American River Transportation Company (ARTCO)—include 20 harbor and fleet vessels, a full-service shipyard, a barge washing and repair facility, and stevedoring, crewboat and line handling services. ADM employs more than 650 employees in the south Louisiana port system.

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. Learn more at

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