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August 03, 2017

Ports of Indiana shipments up 19% in first six months of 2017

Shipments reached nearly 5.7 million tons and grew by 19 percent at the Ports of Indiana during the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period last year.

This was the second highest volume during the first two quarters of any year in the organization's history. The growth was primarily due to increased shipments of coal, ethanol, fertilizer, minerals and steel.

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon's tonnages rose nearly 38 percent over 2016 figures to 3.4 million tons. The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville handled nearly 1.2 million tons of cargo during the first six months of the year and is on track for a fourth-consecutive year of exceeding two million tons. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled over one million tons with increases in shipments of heavy-lift cargoes, steel, coal and oils.

The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority managing three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan.

Source: Ports of Indiana