AEP River Operations

AEP River Operations is one of the largest inland river barge companies in the United States, transporting more than 65 million tons annually, including the movement of grain, project cargo, coal, steel, ores, liquids and other bulk products.

The barge line delivers coal and consumables to AEP’s owned and affiliated power plants on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. In addition, it serves a wide variety of industries throughout the inland waterway system with primary traffic patterns on the Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers, and along the Gulf Coast.

The company’s current fleet includes more than 70 towboats ranging between 1,500 and 11,000 horsepower and more than 2,700 dry cargo barges. By the end of the third quarter, we also will operate a fleet of twenty, 10,000 barrel tank barges.

AEP has interests in two terminal facilities. The Cook Coal Terminal, located on the Ohio River, has 20 million tons per year transfer capability, including rail-to-barge transfer. AEP is a 1/3 owner in International Marine Terminals (IMT), located on the Mississippi River south of New Orleans. IMT has an annual transfer capability of 16 million tons.

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Company Headquarters
St. Louis, MO
Crew and Operations
Paducah, KY; Convent, LA; Lakin, W.VA
Fleeting and Barge Repair services
Convent and Algiers, LA
Sales Offices
Chesterfield, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Mobile, AL
Shipyard
Belle Chasse, LA