Cargo

Ports of Indiana

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is designed to quickly and efficiently transport products by water, road and rail. More than 3,600 barges, 160,000 trucks and 37,000 railcars pass through the port each year moving approximately six million tons of cargo.

Major Cargoes at the Port

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Soybean Meal
  • Coal
  • Ethanol
  • Fertilizer
  • Limestone
  • Pig Iron
  • Steel Coils
  • Salt
  • Soybeans
  • Milo
  • Steel Slabs
  • Soybean Oil
  • Cement
  • Dried Distillers Grain
  • Talc
  • Coke
  • Heavy Lift Cargo

Cargo Services

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 of Indiana-Mount Vernon serves as a major gateway for agricultural, coal and manufacturing industries. Port companies provide processing, warehousing, distribution, bulk handling and grain storage. Cargo services include:

  • Rail service by Evansville Western Railway with direct interchanges to five Class I railroads
  • Fleeting for 500 barges
  • 200-car rail storage capacity with six miles of interior rail track
  • 60-ton, dual-lift overhead crane
  • Heavy industrial zoning and heavy-haul roads
  • Service from national and regional trucking companies

Multimodal Connections

Barge

All major towing companies servicing the Inland Waterways System deliver barges to the port, including:

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

Rail

The port is served by Evansville Western Railway (EVWR) with interchanges to CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF and CN Railway. Rail service is available 24-hours a day, seven days per week.

Road

The port connects to Hwy 62 and Hwy 69 which link to I-64 and the future I-69 corridor. The I-69 corridor, which is being constructed just miles east of the port, will provide a direct interstate connection to a key international trade route which stretches from Canada to Mexico.

Air

Evansville Regional Airport is 25 miles east of the port.

Cargo Handling

General Cargo

General Cargo
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. (CTLC) provides general cargo handling and transportation services for domestic and foreign shipments, transferring cargo directly between barge, rail, truck and warehouse. A subsidiary of CGB Enterprises Inc., CTLC has global access through its 13 CTLC terminals and 70 CGB facilities in 85 countries. Port facilities and equipment include a general cargo terminal with 53,000 square feet of warehouse storage, a P&H Overhead Bridge Crane with a 60-ton capacity and dual 30-ton hoists, and fork truck equipment with lift capacity of 40 tons.

Bulk Cargo

Mount Vernon Barge Service (MVBS) provides bulk product handling at the port. Facilities and equipment include two Sennebogen 70 R-HD material handlers for high-speed barge loading and unloading. MVBS also provides a “one-stop-shop” harbor service for barge fleeting, cleaning and repairs.

Storage Facilities

  • 53,000 square foot transit shed
  • Hundreds of acres of outdoor storage available
  • Coal terminal with 8 million ton annual capacity
  • $600 million of investments in ethanol, grain, fertilizer, mineral and cement distribution facilities
  • 600 acres available for industrial development, including a 500-acre mega site

Foreign-Trade Zone #177

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is designated as a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #177) 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.