American Commercial Lines Tightens Grain Contract Terms

Monday, October 01, 2007
American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced it has increased its ancillary charges for grain shipments, effective immediately. Gulf reconsignment charges, the fees assessed to shippers for changing the destination consignee on Gulf in-port moves, will rise from $300 to $500. ACL will also increase demurrage charges. At origin locations, the new terms include a load and release commitment of 3 days, with demurrage charges for days four and five at $200 per day and days six and beyond at $400 per day. At destination locations, ACL will increase demurrage charges to $500 per day after three free unloading days.

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