Southern Towing Company Announces Acquisition of Devall

Chicago, February 2, 2021 – Southern Towing Company (“STC”), an affiliate of CC Industries (“CCI”), announced today it acquired Devall Towing (“Devall” or the “Company”) from the Devall family.  Founded in 1952, Devall is a towboat and barge operator for specialty chemicals along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Lower Mississippi River.


The acquisition expands STC’s operations into specialty chemical products. The combination of Devall’s long-standing customer relationships with STC’s upriver capabilities allows Devall and STC to provide integrated marine transportation solutions across the Gulf Intracoastal and U.S. inland waterways. 

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Moving American Products On American Waterways

Southern Towing Company, headquartered in Memphis, TN is one of the nation’s largest transporters of fertilizer and other products along the nation’s inland waterways.

For over 60 years, we have operated the largest fleet of anhydrous ammonia barges in the United States. Our customer base is diverse and includes clients responsible for providing key products up and down the Mississippi River System and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to end markets such as farming, coal and aggregates. We set high standards for our equipment and more importantly, for our crews and shore side staff to ensure safe and timely transportation service.

Ed Grimm
President & CEO

Service to Customers

We are committed to providing exceptional, personable service to handle every last detail of our customers’ particular logistics needs

Cutting Edge Fleet:

  • Our Z-Drive Tug Boats are reliable, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
  • Noted for exceptional environmental excellence, Southern Towing Company was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s prestigious Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Award for Environmental Excellence.
  • Environmental Achievement Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America

HSSEQT - Our License to Operate

  • Health, Safety, Security, Environmental, Quality & Training
  • Southern Towing Company is dedicated to promoting a culture which provides customers with a safe, efficient and reliable service.  As a core value, the health and wellness of our team, safe and secure operations throughout our fleet, and the protection of the environment are not just priorities, but a foundation upon which the Company operates.

What makes us special?

In addition to our fertilizer expertise, we provide towing services for several other commodities including.

Refined petroleum