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American Commercial Lines Inc. Announces Appointment of General Manager for Liquid Transportation Division

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Commercial Lines Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLI) ("ACL" or the "Company") announced today that Dan D. Jaworski has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Company's newly announced Liquid Transportation Division, with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The Liquid Transportation Division is a new commercial and operations unit for ACL with 2006 revenues of approximately $190 million.

Mr. Jaworski joined ACL in 1981 and has most recently been serving as Vice President, Liquid Sales at the Company's Jeffersonville, Indiana headquarters.

He has 25 years experience in the marketing of liquid commodities. Mr. Jaworski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Ashland College.

Mike Ryan, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing stated "Dan is the ideal choice to lead our new Houston-based organic growth effort in liquids. His industry experience, credibility and success in developing long-term customer relationships will be a tremendous advantage to ACL as we develop and deliver new transportation options to existing and new customers. This is a great benefit to our Gulf region liquids customers as they will have Dan's expertise available to them in the Houston business setting. We would like to double the size of our Liquid Transportation Division over the next few years."

American Commercial Lines Inc., headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is an integrated marine transportation and service company operating in the United States Jones Act trades, with annual revenues of more than $940 million as of December 31, 2006. For more information about ACL generally, visit http://www.aclines.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and beliefs about future events. As with any projection or forecast, these statements are inherently susceptible to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstance. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and should be considered in evaluating the outlook of American Commercial Lines Inc. Risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in American Commercial Lines Inc.'s and its subsidiaries' filings with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 filed by American Commercial Lines Inc. American Commercial Lines Inc. is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward- looking statements, whether as a result of changes, new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

SOURCE: American Commercial Lines Inc.

CONTACT: Christopher A. Black, Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer of American Commercial Lines Inc., +1-812-288-1836
Web site: http://www.aclines.com


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