2019 Archived News

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Host First Commissioning Ceremony in Indiana for a U.S. Navy Vessel

PORTAGE, Ind. – (July 16, 2019) — The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor will host Indiana’s first U.S. Navy vessel commissioning ceremony when it commissions the USS Indianapolis littoral combat ship […]

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Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes Roll through Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for First Time in History

PORTAGE, Ind. – (June 28, 2019) — For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed general cargo vessel HC Melina carrying a unique shipment […]

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Ports of Indiana Receives Green Marine Environmental Certification for All Ports, the First Network on Inland Waterway System

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – (June 6, 2019) — The Ports of Indiana has received the coveted Green Marine certification for all three of its port locations for its commitment to advance […]

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Receives 2019 Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air Industrial Award

PORTAGE, Ind. – (May 6, 2019) – The Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air (PCA) has selected the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to receive the 2019 PCA Industrial Award. This […]

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Branches Out

[May 2, 2019] PORTAGE, Ind. – Ports of Indiana CEO Vanta E. Coda II and Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Port Director Ian Hirt joined volunteers representing businesses at the Port […]

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Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc. Presents Former Ports of Indiana CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc., (IRPT) at its annual conference in Baton Rouge, LA., presented its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Rich Cooper, former CEO […]

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Ports of Indiana Receives Marine Highway Project Designation from U.S. Secretary of Transporation

[April 18, 2019] INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ports of Indiana has received recognition from United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao for its leadership role in the development and […]

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and Federal Marine Terminals Extend Partnership

[February 8, 2019] PORTAGE, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is extending its partnership with Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), the port’s long-time stevedore and marine terminal operating company, through […]

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Ports of Indiana barges into the record books after 2018 cargo shipments boost it to its best year in history

[January 25, 2019] INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Unprecedented tonnage increases from cargoes moving through the state of Indiana’s three-port system made 2018 the best year in the organization’s history. The Ports […]

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Record cargo shipments catapult Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon to best year in its history

[January 28, 2019] MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon in 2018 registered the greatest volume of cargo through the port since it opened in 1976, handling 9.6 […]

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