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Confirmed: Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor Has Near-Record Year

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The port handled 2.8 million tons, with officials crediting heavy-lift project cargoes, carbon products, limestone and oils for the increased volume. Steel shipments were below 2014 levels but still ahead of the five-year average.

“Our port continues to be a major inland hub for heavy-lift cargoes as our terminal operators handled nearly double the number of large dimensional shipments during 2015 over the previous year,” said Heimann.

Although Burns Harbor didn’t quite break last year’s record, Indiana’s port system, which includes three ports (Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville and Mt. Vernon), as a whole did report its biggest year on record with more than 12.2 million tons of cargo in 2015. That is 1.8 million more than 2014’s record.

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