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Ports of Indiana at Full Sail Amid Booming Business

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Shipments of nearly 5.7 million tons of cargo shipped through Indiana’s three ports (Burns Harbor, Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville) in the first six months of 2017 mean that the system is up 19 percent over the same period last year.

The Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor, located on the shore of Lake Michigan, has shipped more than a million tons by itself. Officials report increases in shipments of steel, coal, oils, and heavy-lift cargoes are largely responsible for the growing overall numbers. One especially noteworthy cargo was the world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter, known as ICARUS, which came through the port on its way to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois.

The Burns Harbor port also recently celebrated the opening of California-based Metro Ports’ new bulk terminal facility.

The last few years, we’ve reported on the Burns Harbor port as it has seen—and successfully handled—consistently growing business, repeatedly exceeding its own records year after year.

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor