AEP River Operations

Headquartered in St.Louis, Missouri, AEP River Operations offers unparalleled service in barge transportation of dry bulk commodities throughout the inland river system. This includes the movement of grain, project cargo, coal, steel, ores and other bulk products. Our fleet of over 3,100 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 like unscheduled maintenance and repairs or product contamination. In fact, AEP River Operations now offers the largest covered hopper fleet of any carrier. Whether you have a dry bulk product or project cargo, we have the barges to meet your needs. Complementing our barge operations is a fleet of 85 boats ranging in horsepower from 1,550 hp fleet boats up to our lower river big tow 11,000s. In 2009, the company moved over 70 million tons of cargo for our customers.

AEP River Operations’ quality doesn’t stop with its equipment. Our professional staff at offices in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Lakin, Paducah, Mobile and New Orleans, along with highly trained crews on our towboats, will ensure your objectives are met every step of the way. We are an RCP* certified company with a mission and focus to be the leading supplier of safe, competitively priced marine transportation to our customers.

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