Port Overview

Ports of Indiana

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon offers hundreds of acres on the Ohio River with connections to five Class I railroads. The port supports one of the richest grain and fertilizer markets in the world, as well as extensive coal reserves.

The port is a regional hub for multimodal shipments, with over 3,600 barges, 200,000 trucks and 40,000 railcars moving through the port annually. Barge fleeting for up to 500 barges is located immediately adjacent to the port with onsite rail storage for 200 cars and eight miles of interior rail track.

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

  • Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon has nearly 1,240 acres of land and 8,000 feet of riverfront.
  • Major cargoes include corn, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, wheat, milo, coal, cement, ethanol, dried distillers grain, fertilizer, talc, limestone, coke, salt, steel and heavy lift cargo.
  • The port has more than 600 acres of greenfield industrial sites available for development, including one 544-acre mega site.
  • The port provides unparalleled multimodal transportation connections, specialized cargo handling services, and expansive storage facilities, including:
    • A 60-ton dual-lift overhead crane fully integrated to transload between barge, rail and truck with the capability of handling container on barge shipments
    • Public piers equipped for transloading bulk products as well as heavy lift cargo
    • 53,000 square foot transit shed
    • Coal terminal with 8 million ton annual capacity

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is located in Mount Vernon, Ind., a community that has developed a diverse industrial base with companies like SABIC Innovative Plastics, Babcock & Wilcox, CountryMark, GAF, ADM Milling, CF Industries, Cargill, Warehouse Services Inc. (WSI) and more.

Community Profile: The city of Mount Vernon was named for George Washington’s tobacco plantation and is located near the southwest corner of Indiana in Posey County along the Ohio River in the Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Area. It is 65 miles southwest of the median center of the U.S. population (Pike County) and 47 miles southwest of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Ind. The city has deep roots in agriculture and Ohio River activities, as well as a long history in grain milling, oil refining and river transportation.