ARTCO to Establish New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor

ARTCO to Establish New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor


CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2015—American River Transportation Company (ARTCO), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), today announced plans to launch new barge fleeting and switching operations in the Cairo, Illinois, harbor starting January 1, 2016.The Cairo harbor is a vital hub in the inland waterway supply chain. The new operation will be based in Wickliffe, Kentucky, and will provide fleeting and switching operations from mile 948 on the Lower Mississippi River to mile 29 on the Upper Mississippi and mile 974 on the Ohio River.

“ARTCO is the only company in the inland waterway system that can provide a self-contained supply chain to our customers, which allows us to provide better, more efficient and cost-effective service,” said Jason Porter, vice president, ARTCO operations. “This new location provides strategic access to the Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and will allow ARTCO to directly provide a complete range of services in the Cairo market without relying on any third-party support, giving our customers a truly one-stop solution to meet their worldwide transportation demands.”

ADM operates the world’s premier agricultural transportation network, with a global network of assets including boats and barges, stevedoring cranes, oceangoing vessels, railcars and trucks. The company offers an unparalleled range of third-party logistics solutions to customers around the globe, from designing systems to freight transportation.

ARTCO will begin the staffing process for this location immediately and is seeking individuals interested in joining this new team. To apply for a position, visit and search for positions in Wickliffe, Kentucky.


American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADM. ARTCO operates lineboat vessels, hopper and tank barges, harbor and fleeting services, a fueling terminal, bulk transfer stevedoring at various midstream berths, line handling and crewboat services, barge washing and repair facilities, and full-service shipyards. This transportation network allows ADM to deliver products to destinations in the most efficient and productive manner. More than 1,500 people work for ARTCO, primarily in the Upper and Lower Mississippi River and Illinois River regions, as well as throughout secondary river transportation corridors like the Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Red rivers and related waterways. Learn more

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