The Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council

The Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council (MVTTC) is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the heart of the Lower Mississippi - the World's busiest port complex.  Our member companies are involved in the production, consumption, handling, sales and distribution of millions of tons of commerce including aggregates, cement, coal, coke, fertilizers, grain, liquid bulk, industrial minerals, raw materials, iron and steel commodities and general cargo.

The MVTTC promotes commerce throughout the Mississippi River system by bringing together the broad spectrum of river users and related transportation entities and by providing this core leadership  timely information and the value of a closely integrated and professional industry network . About MVTTC


Our Company

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 470 crop procurement locations, 285 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. Learn more at

ADM Logistics

As a division of ADM, a Fortune 50 company, we have access to one of the most far-reaching transportation and logistics networks in the world. We have capabilities in truck, barges, deepwater vessels, intermodal, stevedoring, steamship agency and more, and our self-contained supply chain is second to none including: 10 ocean going vessels (95 under charter), 160,000 containers, 650 trucks, 1,300 trailers, 28,000 railcars, 1,900 barges, 28 lineboats and 60 harbor tugs.

American River Transportation (ARTCO) and ARTCO Stevedoring

American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADM.

ARTCO operations include: line-haul vessels, harbor boats, covered hopper barges, tank barges, harbor and fleeting services, full service shipyards, and barge washing facilities at 15 locations throughout the inland river system. These assets allow ARTCO to deliver products to their final destination in a safe and efficient manner. ARTCO also provides a third party towing service on the Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio River.

ARTCO Stevedoring provides full-service stevedoring operations through bulk transfer stevedoring and crane service; fleeting, switching, boat and related harbor services; and linehandling and crewboat services. With five midstream buoy ship mooring locations between mile markers 110 and 121 on the Mississippi River, we overlay the primary grain loading area for the United States—putting our customers and their cargo at the center of ocean and inland waterway transportation services. Our large fleet of Gottwald/Terex cranes is specifically engineered to transship bulk products, including, but not limited to grain, fertilizers, salt, steel products and coal, between oceangoing vessels and river barges on the Mississippi.