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Big Bulk Business Thanks to New Port Partnership

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

California-based company Metro Ports became the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor, which is expected to have a major effect on business at the port.

Metro Ports is a 165-year old company which already operates in 27 ports in 10 other states on the East, West and Gulf coasts. As the bulk terminal operator, Metro Ports will be managing loading and unloading along the port’s East Harbor, with cargoes for local industries including steel, agriculture, construction and manufacturing.

Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper expects this new agreement to have a massive effect on the Burns Harbor port, potentially doubling bulk cargo business within the next five years. “Metro Ports has the management, operational resources and expertise to work in a competitive environment and meet demanding safety, environmental and quality standards,” said Cooper.

Metro Ports and Ports of Indiana are planning new investments in port infrastructure to increase throughput capacity in the future.

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