Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

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Port of Indiana

Port Overview

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor provides competitive advantages to businesses that move cargo by water, rail and highway. It handles international ships via the St. Lawrence Seaway connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, and provides year-round barge access to more than 20 states through the Inland Waterways System and to the world by transshipment with ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more

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With access to two major waterways – the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway and the Inland Waterways System – the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handles ocean ships, laker vessels and river barges on over one mile of berthing areas. The port offers easy connections to all major Class I railroads as well as eight highways including four primary north-south and east-west interstates that help connect Northwest Indiana to the rest of the nation. Read more

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Real Estate

Located in the largest steel-producing region in North America, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is home to 30 businesses, half of which are steel-related companies. Port companies represent a wide range of services including heavy industry, transportation, storage, light manufacturing and more. Of the nearly 600 acres, more than 100 are available for development. Read more

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is designed to quickly and efficiently transport products by truck, rail, barge or ship. Every year, approximately 100 ships, 400 barges, 300,000 trucks, 12,000 railcars and 200 laker vessels move cargo through the port. Read more

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Port Directory

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has partnered with a group of companies that are recognized as innovators in their respective industries including businesses that provide heavy lift cargo handling, storage, processing and distribution, transportation as well as multiple steel-related companies. Read more


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