Ports of Indiana issues Request for Information for Buy America-compliant crane at Mount Vernon port 

Ports of Indiana has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gauge interest and availability from manufacturers that could bid to construct and deliver a Buy America-compliant crane to Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon. The official RFI document includes a questionnaire that must be filled out completely and returned to Ports of Indiana by Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. (EST). Questions related to the RFI must be submitted by Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. (EST). 


The crane’s procurement is being funded primarily through a $2.25 million U.S. Marine Highway Program grant awarded to Ports of Indiana in September. The crane will more than double Mount Vernon’s lift capacity and result in major emissions reductions through greater operating efficiencies. 


The crane’s specifications will meet or exceed the following:  

  • A lattice-boom crawler crane with 120-ton lift capacity at a 100-foot reach, to make safe and efficient lifts from barge to dock 
  • Must be new and fulfill all “Buy America” requirements 
  • Minimum 200-foot boom 
  • Comply with Tier 3 emissions standards or better 


For more information, contact Travis Kohl, Ports of Indiana’s Senior Director of Projects and Infrastructure, at 317-749-0704 or via email. 


About the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon: Opened in 1976 and operated by Ports of Indiana, a statewide port authority managing three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. Established in 1961, the Ports of Indiana is a self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy by developing and maintaining a world-class port system.  


Media Contact: Eric Powell, Director of Communications (click for email) 



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