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Executive Summary

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

The Ports of Indiana was created by state legislation in 1961 and is charged with "promoting the agricultural, industrial and commercial development of the state" through the establishment of port facilities on Indiana's waterways. Indiana has ports in Burns Harbor, Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville that handle as much as $1.89 billion in cargo shipments per year.

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is the eighth largest inland port in the country based on trip ton-miles and it moves more cargo by water and rail than any other port in Indiana. This Ohio River port handles 3 to 5 million tons of grain, coal, fertilizer, steel, minerals, cement and project cargo each year. Located near the median center of the U.S. population and only 153 miles from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, this 1,200-acre facility is the best logistically-positioned port for serving the Southwestern Indiana region. The Mount Vernon port has 13 tenants and more than 600 acres of greenfield industrial sites available for development.

CONSIDER THIS: Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is accessible from all directions year round.

  • 12-month access to the Gulf of Mexico through the Inland Waterway System.
  • Easy access to Interstate 64 and U.S. 41 via state highways 62 and 69.
  • Access to North America's entire rail network through Evansville Western Railway.
  • More than 50 trucking companies serve the Mount Vernon area.
  • Advanced handling technology including 60-ton overhead crane & container equipment.
  • Storage facilities for general cargo and bulk commodities.

Many companies have already taken advantage of the port's maritime industrial park to develop onsite warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities in close proximity to the waterway system. Tenants benefit not only from the full services of the industrial park including water, sewer, security and fire protection but also from direct access to unparalleled multi-modal transportation connections.

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