Cargo

Ports of Indiana

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is designed to quickly and efficiently transport products by water, road and rail. More than 1,000 barges, 250,000 trucks and 17,000 railcars pass through the port each year, moving cargoes to various states through the Inland Waterways System and to the world by transshipment with ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maritime Advantages:

  • One towboat with 15 barges can haul 1,052 truckloads of cargo
  • Barge shipping uses less fuel and emits fewer emissions than truck and railOne 1,000-foot Great Lakes ship can move the equivalent of 2,300 truckloads of cargo

Major Cargoes at Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville:

  • Corn
  • Heavy Lift Cargo
  • Wire Rod
  • Fertilizer
  • Salt
  • Soybeans
  • Steel
  • Pig Iron
  • Liquid Asphalt

Multimodal Connections

Barge

All major towing companies deliver barges to the port, including:

  • American Commercial Lines
  • AEP
  • Artco
  • Alter
  • Bunge
  • Ingram

Rail

The port is served by CSX and Louisville & Indiana Rail Road which provide interchanges with Norfolk Southern, CN Railway, Indiana Rail Road, Paducah & Louisville and CP Rail System/Soo Line. Rail switching is available seven days a week.

  • MG Rail provides 24-hour onsite switching
  • CSX maintains a switching yard adjacent to the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and another in Louisville, 14.5 miles away
  • Louisville & Indiana Railroad maintains a switching yard in Jeffersonville and interchanges with CSX, Indiana Rail Road and Norfolk Southern in Louisville
  • Louisville & Indiana Railroad provides service from southern Indiana and Louisville to Indianapolis
  • Norfolk Southern maintains a switching yard in New Albany, 10 rail miles from the port. Piggyback service is available at Norfolk Southern’s intermodal yard in Louisville (Buechel, Ky.), about 18 miles from the port

Road

The port has direct access to I-64, I-65 and I-71 via I-265.

Air

Louisville International Airport is about 14 miles from the Port. It is the 3rd largest cargo airport in the U.S. and home to UPS Worldport hub. Nearby Clark Regional Airport serves corporate and private aircraft and is located eight miles from the port.

Cargo Handling

General and Bulk Cargo

Watco Supply Chain Services Providing stevedoring and warehousing logistics for general cargoes. Cargo handling facilities and equipment includes one Manitowoc 3900 crane with lift capacity of 100 tons, one covered gantry crane with lift capacity of 30 tons, 130,000 square feet of indoor storage and six acres of outside storage. The terminal includes a temperature controlled warehouse and covered overhead crane for all weather transloading of commodities including steel, scrap, wire, paper, lumber and bulk products.

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Company (CTLC)
A division of CGB Enterprises Inc., CTLC provides handling and transportation services for bulk, break bulk, heavy lift cargoes and containers as well as domestic and international logistics. With 14 rail and barge facilities on the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and Arkansas rivers, CTLC has the ability to provide loading and unloading services with direct access to most Class I and Class II railroads, plus several U.S. short lines. Cargo handling facilities and equipment include one Manitowoc 3900 crane with lift capacity of 100 tons and six acres of outside storage.

Metals USA, Ohio River Metal Services Providing steel processing, warehousing, stevedoring and distribution. Capable of handling over 400,000 tons of steel annually for the automotive, appliance and service industries. Cargo handling facilities and equipment include one covered gantry crane with lift capacity of 30 tons, 300,000 square feet of indoor storage and two acres of outside storage. Products handled include steel coils, sheet and strip, hot roll, cold roll, galvanized, coated, stainless and aluminum. Services include warehousing, slitting, cut-to-length, coil inspections, logistics and quality reworks.

Liquid Bulk
Tanco Clark Maritime Stevedoring and support for liquid cargoes transported by barge, rail and truck. Cargo handling facilities and equipment include 250,000 bbl of liquid storage.

Storage Facilities

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville facilities include:

  • 2.5 million bushels of grain storage with a throughput rate of 50,000 bushels per hour
  • 450,000 square feet of general cargo storage in four sheds
  • 36,000 square feet of inside storage for bulk cargo
  • 250,000 bbl of liquid storage capacity (Tanco Clark Maritime)

Foreign-Trade Zone #152

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is designated as a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #170) and can offer benefits to businesses that import goods by delaying or reducing duty payments on certain products. FTZs provide businesses with special international trade-related advantages to better compete in global markets. Find out more about Foreign-Trade Zones in Business Services.