Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville
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The Ports of Indiana is the port authority for the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville. It is one of the State's three-port system. The Ports of Indiana ships about 70 million tons of cargo each year. The Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor lies on the shores of Lake Michigan, giving the state a trade port on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. Two ports, the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville and the Port of Indiana - Mount Vernon, are located on the Ohio River system. The Ports of Indiana operates the three-port system as a quasi-government body that manages the State's foreign trade zones and port-related efforts for economic development. Indiana's three-port system handles almost $2 billion in cargo annually.

The Ports of Indiana was created by state legislation in 1961 and is charged with promoting the agricultural, industrial, and commercial development of the state through the establishment of port facilities on Indiana's waterways. Indiana has three ports in Burns Harbor, Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville that handle as much as $1.89 billion in cargo shipments per year.

An important gateway to the United States' Midwest region, the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is well placed to move cargo to and from more than two-thirds of the United States market within a single day. The major cargoes that pass through the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville include corn, fertilizer, paper, salt, soybeans, wire rod, steel, liquid asphalt, pig iron, and project cargo.

Not only does the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville offer domestic barge services, but it supports international services via the Mississippi-Ohio River System to South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is open throughout the year, and its central location gives companies that need inter-modal transportation services a competitive advantage. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville also offers the attractive Foreign Trade Zone #170 designation, financial tools, and custom site layouts.

The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville boasts 1057 acres of land, over 975 meters (3200 feet) of riverfront, and 25 tenant companies. An additional 320 acres of industrial sites are available for companies needing multi-modal facilities, and because the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is zoned for heavy industry, its roads have no weight limits.

The entrance of the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is directly connected to four important Interstate Highways. It is just 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Clark Regional Airport and 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Louisville International Airport.

A one-stop shop for customers using steel, the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville has 13 steel-related companies on-site. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is served by CSX Rail Transport and the Louisville-Indiana Railroad. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is served by almost 18 kilometers (11 miles) of interior rail switching through MG Rail, and it boasts a 350-car rail sorting yard.

The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville's maritime industrial park offers on-site manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities near the waterway. Services at the industrial park include security, utilities, and fire protection as well as incomparable connections for multi-modal transport.

The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is the 7th busiest US waterborne shipping center and the 15th busiest for foreign and domestic shipping. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville ships more than $500 million in cargo each year. The facilities in the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville have capacity to store 1.9 million bushels of grain and offer on-dock rail services and inter-modal services for a range of cargoes including steel, bulk and project cargo, and grain.

The Indiana Port Commission owns, and Consolidated Grain and Barge Company operates the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville's Clark Maritime Centre Grain Dock to ship grain and receive a variety of bulk cargoes including salt, grain, and fertilizer.

This Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville dock is served by one surface rail track that connects with CSX Rail Transport. The grain elevator at the rear of the dock contains eight concrete silos with total capacity for 650 thousand bushels. The Consolidated Grain and Barge Company at the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville has berthing space of 107 meters (350 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet) NPE.

The Indiana Port Commission also owns, and Eagle Steel Products Inc. operates the Clark Maritime Centre Crane Dock to ship and receive steel products. A surface rail track at the warehouse in the rear of the dock connects with CSX Rail Transport. There is a 3.5 thousand square meter (38 thousand square foot) metal-covered warehouse at the rear of the dock. The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville's Clark Maritime Centre Crane Dock has berthing space of 61 meters (200 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet) NPE.

The Indiana Port Commission owns, and Consolidated Grain and Barge Company operates the Clark Maritime Centre General Cargo Dock to ship and receive general cargoes and bulk materials that include pig iron, scrap metal, and gypsum rock. A surface track at the rear of this Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville dock connects with CSX Rail Transport.

Foreign Trade Zone #170 functions within the transit shed at the dock, and there are an open storage area of five acres at the rear of the dock can accommodate up to 50 thousand tons of bulk materials. The Clark Maritime Centre General Cargo Dock in the Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville has berthing space of 116 meters (380 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet) NPE.

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