Indiana

Ports of Indiana Names New CEO

June 13, 2018

Vanta E. Coda II to become CEO following Rich Cooper’s retirement INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2018) – Vanta E. Coda II has been named as the Ports of Indiana’s next chief executive officer to replace Rich Cooper following his retirement, effective July 1, 2018. Cooper is retiring after 16 years with the Ports of Indiana and…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Reports Gains in Traditional Cargoes in May

June 13, 2018

Continued Demand for Raw Materials Keeps Seaway Traffic Above 5-Year Average Washington, DC (June 13, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported overall gains in traditional cargoes through the month of May, with shipments of coal, grain, liquid bulk and general cargoes totaling 4.67 million metric tons (mt) – keeping Seaway traffic above the five-year…

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A New Navigation Lock for the Upper Great Lakes

June 4, 2018

  By Harry Valentine U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced his support to build a new navigation lock between Lakes Superior and Huron, presently the location of a largest navigation lock between the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes. Any malfunction of the lock could halt ship transportation between these two lakes and inflict a…

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Mount Vernon Shipments Drive Record First Quarter for Ports of Indiana

May 21, 2018

                          INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 16, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana set a record for first quarter shipments in 2018, handling 3.2 million tons at all three ports. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon drove this success by setting a record for the highest…

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Protecting the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (MAY 10, 2018) – The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system is the longest deep-draft waterway in the world, and this year marks its 60th shipping season. This marine highway is home to some of North America’s most important ports that promote trade and commerce for the Great Lakes region and America’s…

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SLSDC Announces Port Winners of 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that six U.S. ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system are receiving the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2017 navigation season. The six ports earning the Pacesetter Award…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Plans for Major Growth After Landmark Year

March 13, 2018

PORTAGE, Ind. (March. 8, 2018) – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor completed a landmark year in 2017 and is poised for significant future growth as a result of several historic developments. In addition to handling an 8 percent increase in cargo shipments in 2017, the port doubled the size of its bulk terminal, attracted a…

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Potential for a Large Cruise Ship on the Upper Great Lakes

March 8, 2018

While the ocean going cruise ship industry has undergone spectacular growth in recent years, the inland waterway cruise industry has undergone steady but less spectacular growth. The cruise vessels that sail the St Lawrence River and Great Lakes are comparatively small compared to ocean going cruise ships. However, there are prospects to develop a much…

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Pink Barge “Big Hope 1” Promotes Cancer Research on First Visit to Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

March 5, 2018

PORTAGE, Ind., (February 19, 2018) – The Port of Indiana Burns Harbor welcomes a unique visitor today. Big Hope 1, a bright pink barge owned by Ceres Barge Line, makes its first appearance at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor traveling from the Tulsa Port of Catoosa up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to reach the…

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Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season and Maximum Allowable Drafts

March 1, 2018

The opening of the 2018 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times: • Welland Canal: March 29, 2018 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) • Montreal / Lake Ontario Section: March 29, 2018 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in…

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Ports of Indiana: Building on Success

February 22, 2018

The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority, established in 1963, which operates three ports: two on the Ohio River, one on Lake Michigan. Port officials refer to the three as “America’s Premier Inland Port System.” They cite location, location, location, providing access via two critical freight arteries – the Great Lakes and the…

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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Records All-Time High Cargo Shipments

February 20, 2018

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled more cargo in 2017 than any port in the 57-year history of Indiana’s port system. This was the third-straight year the port handled more than 6 million tons, resulting in a three-year average that was 60 percent higher than the previous three years. Port shipments…

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Ports of Indiana Completes Unprecedented Four-Year Growth Run

February 20, 2018

Average annual shipments jump 50 percent over previous four-year period INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana handled 11.8 million tons in 2017, resulting in a 5 percent increase from 2016 and the second-highest annual shipment total in the organization’s 57-year history. This was the fourth-consecutive year that the Ports of Indiana…

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Ports of Indiana Hires East Coast Port Executive with Indiana Roots to Lead Jeffersonville Port

February 13, 2018

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2018) – A former North Carolina Ports executive with Indiana-ties has been named port director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. Jeff Miles, a born-and-raised Hoosier and veteran of the maritime industry, has returned to Indiana to lead port operations and business development at the southern Indiana port. Miles’ industry experience includes…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Expand Infrastructure & Ignite Economic Growth

October 31, 2017

10 FASTLANE Small Project Grants for 2017 Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, received one of the nation’s 10 FASTLANE small project grants for 2017. In August, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao informed Congress the Department of Transportation was recommending approval of a $9.85 million discretionary grant for the port.…

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