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.
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.