MN 100: AEP River Operations

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia
Friday, August 22, 2014

16150 Main Circle Drive, Suite #400
St. Louis, MO 63017
Tel: (636) 530-2100 
President: Keith Darling

The Company:
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, AEP River Operations is a barge company offering service in the transportation of dry bulk commodities – grain, project cargo, coal, steel, ores and other bulk products – throughout the inland river system. AEP River Operations offers the largest covered hopper fleet of any carrier. Complementing its barge operations is a fleet of over 80 boats ranging in horsepower from 1,550 hp fleet boats to lower river big tow 11,000 hp boats. In 2012, AEP moved over 73 million tons of cargo for its many customers.

The Case:
The AEP fleet of over 2,900 hopper barges ranks as one of the newest and most dependable in the industry, ensuring your product’s quality and reducing delays caused by older equipment issues. AEP River Operations’ quality doesn’t stop with equipment. Its professional staff at offices in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Paducah, Lakin, New Orleans, and Mobile along with highly trained crews on the  towboats ensure your objectives are met every step of the way. AEP is a Responsible Carrier Program (RCP)-certified company with a mission and focus to be the leading supplier of safe, competitively priced marine transportation to customers. AEP River Operations has taken delivery of the first of its 20 new 10,000 barrel tank barges, positioning AEP as a new alternative service provider in the liquid freight market. 

(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News -


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