Container Initiative

In 2024, Ports of Indiana launched “The Indiana Container Initiative” designed to establish container facilities at its ports. The Burns Harbor port has received approval from U.S. Customers and Border Protection to establish an international sea cargo container terminal, which will be constructed in 2025, with ocean shipments expected to start in 2026. In addition, new intermodal facilities are being developed at its two Ohio River ports in Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon that will connect to five Class I railroads, with construction beginning in 2025. Ports of Indiana is currently seeking partners and customers to engage in planning scalable facilities to meet market demand.

Background Information

Partners and Supporters

Supporters of Ports of Indiana’s efforts include numerous Government Officials, Businesses, Ports, and Associations that have provided their letters of support or memorandums of understanding for Ports of Indiana’s container initiative. Click here to see the list.

Container Shipment Inquiry Form

Click here to submit potential shipment inquiries to Ports of Indiana.

Contact Us About Containers

For general inquiries about our container initiatives, email or visit the following page for specific information related to letters of support or MOUs.



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