Founded in 1907, by John J. Boland and Adam E. Cornelius, and was incorporated in Buffalo, New York as the American Steamship Company.
In the 1930's, the company became the first company on the Great Lakes to outfit their vessels with self-offloading capabilities.
In the early 1960's, the American Steamship Company pioneers the installation, and use of bow thrusters in self-offloading vessels.
In 2007, the company celebrated it's 100th anniversary. Now, under the ownership of the GATX Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The company transports a variety of dry-bulk commodities, including iron ore pellets, coal and limestone aggregates.