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Ports of Indiana

A Port System at the Crossroads of America – More than half of Indiana’s border is water, which includes 400 miles of direct access to two major international freight arteries, the Great Lakes and the Ohio-Mississippi River System. Located over 600 miles from an ocean, Indiana’s ports are uniquely positioned to handle international shipments at the median center of the U.S. population with the nation’s most robust transportation networks.

Port of Indiana

Who We Are

The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority operating three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. Established in 1961, the Ports of Indiana is a self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy by developing and maintaining a world-class port system. Read more

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The bipartisan board of directors for the Ports of Indiana is made up of seven commissioners appointed by the governor to serve staggered four-year terms. Meet the Commissioners



The Ports of Indiana team is comprised of business professionals with an entrepreneurial focus and a strong commitment for developing a world-class port system to serve Indiana’s economy. A key factor for the organization’s success is the quality and longevity of its leadership. Meet the Ports Team

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Public Meetings

The Ports of Indiana Commission generally holds public meetings six times per year to approve major projects, including strategic objectives, organizational budgets, long-term leases and agreements, construction contracts, tariff adjustments, and other major projects. Read more

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The Ports of Indiana was created by state legislature in 1961 to develop and operate ports soon after the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed, opening the Great Lakes to ocean vessels. Indiana’s three ports opened in 1970, 1976 and 1985, and now contribute $7.8 billion per year to Indiana’s economy. Read more

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Did You Know? FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Ports of Indiana. Read more