BURNS HARBOR

On Lake Michigan in the heart of the steel industry

Geographic Advantage

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor’s strategic location provides businesses with the opportunity to grow within a port focused on steel, agriculture and manufacturing.

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BIG THINGS
HAPPEN HERE

Multimodal Connections
Proximity to Manufacturing
Modern Infrastructure
Long-term Partnerships

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor Annual CARGO*

36

Steel

40

Steel Manufacturing

11

Agriculture

13

Construction

*Five-year average

Multimodal Connections

Unmatched inland access to two major waterways, Class I railroads and eight highways. Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor handles ocean ships, lake vessels and river barges on more than one mile of berthing area.

Multimodal Connection Ocean

Ocean

St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes access for international ships

Multimodal Connection River

River

Year-round barge access to 20 states and the Gulf of Mexico via the inland waterways system

Multimodal Connection Road

Road

Direct highway access to I-80, I-90, I-94, I-65, I-57, Indiana 12, Indiana 20 and the Michigan Train Truck Corridor

Rail

Rail connections to all Class I railroads and more than 12 miles of rail tracks on port property

Burns Harbor Infrastructure

Our port hosts more than 30 companies, including 15 steel-related and three steel mills. We have robust capabilities in bulk and break bulk, as well as the port’s maritime industrial park to develop on-site warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing facilities.

  • 24-hour security
  • Heavy Industrial Zoned
  • Designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #152)
  • Easy access to gas and utility lines
  • Ro-Ro dock for roll-on, roll-off loading and unloading vessels

BUILT TO MOVE BIG CARGO

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor ANNUAL TRAFFIC

450

Barges

75

Ships

325K

Trucks

10K

Railcars

Lease Opportunities

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor has more than 75 acres available for development. The largest parcel is a 34-acre Greenfield site with 1,000 feet of dockwall and beach frontage on Lake Michigan.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor

$5.2B

Economic Impact

$402K

Total Tax Revenue

30,970

Annual Jobs Created

$62K

Average Salary

Port Directory

Discover the wide variety of port companies that are already connecting global markets through the heart of America.

Resources

Access the tools and information for Industrial Development, Cargo Shipping, Development Financing and Foreign Trade Zones.

It is exciting to work alongside a team committed to the success of the ports by advancing operations and project delivery for customers around the globe.

Andrea Hermer|

Chief Operating Officer, Ports of Indiana

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