Port of Evansville
Port Commerce

The Evansville Port Authority is responsible for operating the municipal dock in the Port of Evansville. Among the duties assigned to the port authority are:

  • entering into contracts with other governments, persons, railroads, or corporations to acquire land through purchase or lease for the port;
  • managing docks, wharves, warehouse, piers, terminals, and transportation facilities within the Port of Evansville;
  • improving canals, channels, and waterways consistent with the development of port facilities;
  • establishing docks and facilities needed for pleasure boating in the Port of Evansville;
  • establishing and operating foreign trade zones;
  • promoting and advertising the Port of Evansville and its facilities.

Located in the heart of the city's downtown, the Port of Evansville is a public general cargo facility engaged in the transport of a wide range of agricultural and industrial bulk commodities. Easily accessible to truck and rail, the Port of Evansville offers full trans-load services and can load/unload as many as six barges at a time. The Port of Evansville offers more than 9 thousand square meters (100 thousand square feet) of warehouse space and storage on 17 acres.

The City of Evansville owns and operates the Port of Evansville Public Wharf for landing excursion vessels and boarding passengers. The Port of Evansville Public Wharf has berthing space of 18 meters (60 feet) with alongside depth of 2.7 meters (9 feet) NPE.

Mead Johnson Terminal Corporations owns the Cargill Evansville Wharf, operated by Cargill Inc. to ship grain. This Port of Evansville wharf is served by two surface rail tracks that connect CSX Rail Transport. A grain elevator at the rear of the wharf has six silos and two storage tanks with total capacity for 1.8 million bushels. The Port of Evansville Cargill Wharf has berthing space of 79 meters (260 feet) with alongside depth of 3 meters (10 feet) NPE.

Evansville Barge and Marine Service Inc. owns and operates the Port of Evansville Barge and Marine Service Wharf to ship a variety of dry bulk cargoes that include grain, coal, and fertilizer. It is also used to moor barges for fleeting. The wharf can accommodate 15 barges, and the company has additional fleeting areas in the Port of Evansville. The Evansville Barge and Marine Service Wharf has berthing space of 128 meters (420 feet) with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet) NPE.

General Waste Products Inc. owns and operates their own dock in the Port of Evansville to ship scrap metal. An open storage area behind the dock can accommodate three thousand tons of scrap metal. This Port of Evansville dock has berthing space of 61 meters (200 feet) with alongside depth of 2.7 meters (9 feet) NPE.

Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. owns and operates the Port of Evansville Wharf to receive crushed stone, gravel, and sand. At the rear of the wharf is an open storage area with capacity for 100 thousand tons of material. The Port of Evansville Wharf has berthing space of 396 meters (1300 feet) with alongside depth of 2.7 meters (9 feet) NPE.

Valley Line Company owns, and Valley Terminal-Evansville Inc. operates the Valley-Terminal-Evansville Wharf in the Port of Evansville to receive and ship general cargo including steel products, scrap metal, packaged goods, and a variety of dry bulk commodities. Two surface rail tracks connect the terminal with CSX Rail Transport. At the rear of this Port of Evansville wharf are an almost 14 thousand square meter (150 thousand square foot) warehouse and an open storage area of about two acres. This Port of Evansville wharf has berthing space of 53 meters (175 feet) with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet) NPE.

Amoco Oil Company and ITAPCO Evansville Terminal Inc. own and operate a portion of the Port of Evansville Terminal Wharf to receive petroleum products. Amoco Oil operates two pipelines that extend to 15 storage tanks at the rear with total capacity for 145 thousand barrels. ITAPCO Evansville Terminal Inc. has five storage tanks at the rear with total capacity for 85 thousand barrels. The Port of Evansville Terminal Wharf has berthing space of 122 meters (400 feet) with alongside depth of 4 meters (13 feet) NPE.

Ashland Oil's Ashland Petroleum Company also owns and operates a portion of the Port of Evansville Terminal Wharf to receive petroleum products and to supply mid-stream fueling equipment. There are seven storage tanks at the rear with total capacity for 115 thousand barrels. This portion of the Port of Evansville Wharf has berthing space of 79 meters (260 feet) with alongside depth of 2.7 meters (9 feet) NPE.

Frank J. Folz owns, and CSX Rail Transport operates the CSX Rail Transport Howell Yard Oil Dock in the Port of Evansville to receive diesel fuel. One pipeline connects to two storage tanks with total capacity for 24.4 thousand barrels at the Port of Evansville's CSX Rail Transport Howell Yard about 609 meters (2000 feet) to the rear. There are two storage tanks with capacity for 95.2 thousand barrels located at the Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company's Ohio River Plant. The Port of Evansville's Howell Yard Oil Dock has berthing space of 129 meters (425 feet) with alongside depth of 4.3 meters (14 feet) NPE.

Garnac Grain Company Inc. owns and operates the Port of Evansville Grain Elevator Dock to ship grain. One surface track serves the grain elevator and undertrack pit and connects with CSX Rail Transport. The grain elevator at the rear of the dock has 26 concrete silos and two storage tanks with total capacity for one million bushels. The Port of Evansville Grain Elevator Dock has berthing space of 150 meters (492 feet) with alongside depth of 2.7 meters (9 feet) NPE.

Southern Indiana Dock owns and operates their own wharf in the Port of Evansville to ship coal. Located to the rear of the wharf is an open storage area with capacity for 30 thousand tons of coal. This Port of Evansville wharf has berthing space of 129 meters (425 feet) with alongside depth of 4.3 meters (14 feet) NPE.

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