The Ports of Indiana is uniquely positioned to handle international shipments at the median center of the U.S. population on one of the nation’s most robust transportation networks. Indiana’s three ports access domestic and international markets via Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, and handle over 25 million tons of multimodal shipments each year, including grain, coal, steel, fertilizer, limestone, ethanol, salt, heavy-lift cargo and more.
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Located in the ‘Steel Capital of North America,’ the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor provides ocean access to ‘America’s Heartland’ on two of the largest inland waterways in the world. The port is just 18 nautical miles from Chicago – close to the city’s massive market and transportation connections, but outside of its major congestion – providing tremendous competitive advantages for companies that ship steel, grain, minerals, fertilizer, heavy-lift cargo and oversized equipment via multiple transportation modes. Read more →
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is a gateway to the Midwest, providing year-round barge connections to the Gulf of Mexico through the Ohio-Mississippi rivers as well as access to over two-thirds of the U.S. market within a day’s drive. Located on the northern bank of the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Ind., the port is directly across from Louisville, Ky., adjacent to the ‘automotive and appliance alley,’ which includes two Ford Motor Co. plants as well as GE’s appliances and lighting headquarters. In addition to domestic barge service, the port offers international access to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America via transshipment with ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more →
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is one of the largest inland ports in the country, handling more cargo than any other port in the state. Located near the median center of the U.S. population and only 153 miles from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the port serves agriculture, coal and manufacturing industries by connecting the Ohio River Valley Region of the Midwest to the world with year-round access to the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes through the Inland Waterways System. Read more →