A Ports of Indiana Publication - 2015 Issue 1
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON
TOP 10 PORT Southwest Indiana is home to 7th largest inland port in U.S.
1. Huntington, WV 2. PITTSBURGH, PA 3. ST. LOUIS, Mo 4. Memphis, tn 5. Cincinnati, oh 6. louisville, KY 7. MOUNT VERNON, IN 8. St. Paul, MN 9. GREENVILLE, MS 10. Tulsa, ok
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FAST FACTS ABOUT INDIANA
TOP 10 PORT..................................................... 4
SPOTLIGHT: Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon
OF STATE’S BORDER IS
Southwest Indiana is home to 7th largest inland port in the U.S.
• Port Map........................................................................... 6 • Community Profile......................................................... 7 • Meet the Port Companies............................................ 8 Featuring: CGB - Soybean Division, Crop Production Services, Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal, TPG/Mount Vernon Barge Service
• Valero Opens! - Port welcomes 10th largest U.S. company............10 • Shipping Maps..............................................................11
PORT REPORTS: • Burns Harbor: “New cargo record”.......................................12 • Jeffersonville: “Steel campus expands”.................................13
CONNECTS TO TWO “MARINE HIGHWAYS” THAT CARRY
33 MILLION TRUCKLOADS OF CARGO PER YEAR
IN DOMESTIC WATERBORNE SHIPPING
Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Seaway Inland Waterways System (Ohio-Mississsipi Rivers)
TH 13 IN TOTAL WATERBORNE SHIPPING
From the Board Room: “Finalizing $42M in capital improvements”.....14 Ports of Indiana Directory.................................................15
MEET THE TEAM: PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director
Role: Leads business development efforts and directs day-to-day operations for the port. Joined: January 2002 Background: A native of Southwest Indiana, Phil has over 25 years experience in the short-line railroad and grain industries, including roles with the Indiana Rail Road Co., Indiana Southern Railroad, Cargill Inc. and The Pillsbury Company.
Randy Kennedy, Operations Manager
Role: Manages all maintenance activities and day-to-day operations of port facilities. Joined: July 2004 Background: Spent 10 years in Colombia, South America as an operations superintendent with Drummond Coal Ltd. exporting coal. Previously worked in operations for a mine sampling company and Vectren Energy.
Kasia Kaffenberger, Administrative Assistant
Role: Provides accounting and administrative support for port operations. Joined: August 2013 Background: Previously worked as a machine operator at Infinity Molding & Assembly and in the legal and classified ad department at the Mount Vernon Democrat.
Bruce Willis, Maintenance Leadman
Role: Performs grounds, building and infrastructure maintenance for port facilities. Joined: February 1982 Background: First started working at the port part-time as a high school junior in 1979 and has spent over 30 years providing maintenance services for both the Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville Ohio River ports. Ports of Indiana 150 W. Market St., Ste. 100 Indianapolis, Ind. 46204 317-232-9200
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon 2751 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 812-838-4382
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor 6625 S. Boundary Drive Portage, Ind. 46368 219-787-8636
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130 812-283-9662
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON
Southwest Indiana port ranks in America’s top 10
Mount Vernon is home to seventh largest inland port in the U.S.
ay “Indiana” and the first thing that pops into many people’s minds is the Indianapolis 500, the largest single-day sporting event in the world. Others recall Indiana is a leader in agriculture, one of the top five states in the production of both corn and soybeans. Still others think of the state as the “Crossroads of America,” because more highways intersect in Indiana than any other state. Most people, however, would be surprised to learn that Indiana is also home to the seventh largest inland port in the country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranks Mount Vernon alongside big-city river ports such as Memphis, Louisville and St. Louis. While Mount Vernon is the only city with a top 10 inland
port and a population less than 30,000, its port serves an expansive geographic region including the entire Evansville metropolitan area, which ranks as the state’s third largest city. “Mount Vernon has an impressive combination of industry ranging from agriculture to advanced manufacturing with access to the river, rail and interstates,” said Port Director Phil Wilzbacher. “This area is ideally positioned near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers as well as some of the richest farmland and
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON - BY THE NUMBERS • • • • • •
1,200 acres with 8,000 feet of riverfront 153 miles from the confluence of Ohio and Mississippi rivers 600 acres of industrial sites, including a 504-acre mega site 65 miles from median center of U.S. population 2,500 barges, 25,000 railcars,130,000 trucks in 2014 Foreign-Trade Zone #177
Connection to Future NAFTA Corridor • Closest major port to new NAFTA Superhighway (I-69) • 25 miles from intersection of Ohio River and future Canada/Mexico trade route • Governor’s panel recommended construction of Port Freeway Connector to NAFTA Corridor
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coal reserves in the world. We have world-class companies in this region that can utilize our portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multimodal connections to gain a competitive advantage and reach global markets.â&#x20AC;? The area has a strong industrial base that includes 13 port companies and service providers (listed on page 6) as well as neighboring industries such as Alcoa, Berry Plastics, BristolMyers Squibb, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Babcock & Wilcox, CountryMark, GAF, ADM Milling, Mead Johnson, Millennium Steel and Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
Global Access The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is designed to provide efficient transloading of cargo between water, rail and road. Its location on the Ohio River connects the Midwest to the world with year-round access to the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes through the Inland Waterways System. Barges shipped to and from Mount Vernon can be transloaded with ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico for global shipments. Port companies ship cargo to and from 20 countries and 44 states.
Multimodal Connections The port offers short-line rail service provided by Evansville Western Railway with potential connections to five Class I railroads.
Interstate access is available with Indiana 62 and 69 providing access to I-64 and I-69, the future NAFTA corridor. The port is a regional hub for multimodal shipments and in 2014 handled nearly 5 million tons of cargo via 2,500 barges, 25,000 rail cars and 130,000 trucks. Major cargoes included corn, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, wheat, milo, coal, cement, ethanol, dried distillers grains, fertilizer, talc, limestone, coke, magnetite, salt, steel and heavy-lift cargo.
Room to Grow This regional logistics powerhouse has room to grow. The port has more than 600 acres of greenfield industrial sites available for development. The largest parcel is a 504-acre site a short distance from the riverfront. Barge fleeting for up to 500 barges through Mount Vernon Barge Service is available adjacent to the port. The port also has storage for 200 rail cars on six miles of interior rail track, which connects all business and industrial sites to the waterfront infrastructure. In addition, the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is designated a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #177) and can offer significant costsavings to businesses that import goods by delaying or reducing duty payments on certain products. For more information about the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, visit www.portsofindiana.com.
Multimodal Advantages RIVER: 12-month access to 20+ states and ocean vessels in Gulf of Mexico RAIL: Evansville Western interchanges with 5 Class I railroads ROAD: Indiana 62 and 69 provide access to I-64 and I-69
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON Evansville Western Railway
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Mead Johnson Nutrition/Kenco
Valero Renewable Fuels Company
City of Mount Vernon
Cimbar Performance Minerals
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CTLC Bulk Terminal
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TPG Mount Vernon Marine/ Mount Vernon Barge Service
CEMEX/ Kosmos Cement
Soybean & Grain Terminals Liquid Fertilizer Terminal
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Consolidated Terminals and Logistics (CTLC)
Evansville Western Railway
Class III Railroad
Shortline railroad operating 124 miles of track between Okawville, IL and Evansville, IN with interchanges to 5 Class I railroads
TPG Mount Vernon Marine/ Mount Vernon Barge Service
Towing, Barge, Repair, Stevedoring
Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning, barge repair and dry dock services – including out-of-harbor barge pumping and shingling as well as bulk stevedoring
Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) – Merchandising Division
Grain terminal, sourcing grain and oilseeds for export and domestic market
Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) – Soybean Processing Division
Soybean Meal, Oil, Hulls
Soybean processing, including production of meal, oil and hulls for animal feed and cooking products
Crop Production Services
Liquid and dry bulk fertilizer distribution to Southwest Indiana, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky
Supplying liquid fertilizer, seed and micronutrients
Valero Renewable Fuels Co.
Production of ethanol for gasoline blending and of dried distillers grains (DDGs) for use in animal feed
Barge-to-truck bulk distribution terminal for cement
Cimbar Performance Minerals
Minerals processor specializing in barium sulfate, sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite and magnesium hydroxide
Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal
Mead Johnson Nutrition/ Kenco Logistics Services
Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana
Regional Economic Development
Indiana Economic Development Corp.
Statewide Economic Development
State's lead economic development agency
Posey County Economic Development Partnership
County Economic Development
Not-for-profit economic development organization focused on business retention, expansion and attraction
General cargo stevedoring, rail-to-barge bulk terminal and logistics services
Agricultural Products Fertilizer distribution terminal for potash, DAP, urea, ESN, UAN; accessible by truck, rail or barge
Processing, Distribution, Storage
Coal transloading from rail or truck to barge and ground storage Distribution center for Mead Johnson Nutrition products
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Representing Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in business development
MOUNT VERNON, INDIANA
City of Mount Vernon
• Southwest Indiana in Posey County along the Ohio River • Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Area • Posey County seat; Elevation 400 ft.; Central Time Zone • 65 miles southwest of median center of U.S. population near Petersburg, Ind. • 44 miles southwest of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Ind.
POPULATION 2013 ESTIMATE HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE (2009-2013) POSEY COUNTY
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2009-2013) POSEY COUNTY
Mount Vernon History
LABOR FORCE (EMPLOYED, 2013)
• Originally named McFadin’s Bluff • 1816: name changed to Mount Vernon to honor George Washington • 1816: downtown public square designed • Birthplace of Indiana’s 21st governor, Alvin P. Hovey • Deep roots in Ohio River activities • Long history in agriculture, grain milling, oil refining, river transportation
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE (25 yrs +)(2009-2013) POSEY COUNTY
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (25 yrs +)(2009-2013) MOUNT VERNON
MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK (MINUTES) MOUNT VERNON
INDIANA: A Top State for Business
Did you know Indiana is... • One of the most business-friendly states in America • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 6th in the nation in Chief Executive magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States” survey (May 2014) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 7th in the nation as the best place to do business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study (July 2014) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 8th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2015 Business Tax Climate Index (Oct. 2014) • One of only 11 states to earn the top bond rating from all three major credit rating agencies (S&P, Fitch, Moody’s)
Sources: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts and stats.indiana.edu
POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA People & Income (By Residence)
Job Types in Posey County
Manufacturing Avg. wage
Retail Trade Avg. wage
Personal Income Industry
(By Place of Work)
Covered Employment* Avg. annual wage per job
Transportation & Warehousing 8.1% Avg. wage $45,343 Accommodations & Food Serv. 5.8% Avg. wage $13,287
*Employees who fall under coverage of state and federal unemployment insurance programs.
Mount Vernon port helps FFA grow
LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT What does the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon mean to the state economy?
$770 MILLION TOTAL VALUE
$246 MILLION BUSINESS
OF ECONOMIC IMPACT
$30 MILLION TOTAL STATE &
$47 MILLION LOCAL
$317 MILLION TOTAL
Source: 2011 Ports of Indiana Economic Impact Study prepared by Martin Associates - May 2012
Mount Vernon FFA - Pictured L to R: Andrea Seifert, Rebecca Miller, Ryan Ritzert, Sean Ritzert, Ed Schenk and Advisor David Reese
or over 30 years, the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon has provided the Mount Vernon High School Agriculture program and FFA chapter with a five-acre plot on Bluff Road as an educational tool for students to test crops and learn about farming. The students work in committees on various aspects of farming operations, including lease agreements, tilling, planting, seed selection and harvesting. For information about FFA visit www.ffa.org. www.portsofindiana.com
MEET THE PORT COMPANIES Consolidated Grain and Barge - Soybean Processing Division 2801 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 - 812-833-3214 - www.cgb.com • • • • •
Opened: 1997 Leadership: Steve O’Nan, Vice President, Soybean Processing; Doug VanMeter, Facility Manager Products/Services: Processing soybeans into soy oil, meal and hulls Description: The facility operates 24/7 processing soybeans and loading soybean meal, oil and hulls. The facility also buys non-GMO soybeans which it processes as well. The plant provides a competitive soybean market for area farmers while supplying the demands of agribusiness in a variety of areas. Customers include feed mills, poultry producers, hog farmers and other businesses in both domestic and international markets. The plant also is a major supplier of soybean oil to customers for food and industrial uses. Location Advantages: Allows for multiple logistics options that include both inbound and outbound barge, rail and truck transportation as well as outbound container shipping options.
Steve O’Nan Vice President, Soybean Processing
Crop Production Services 2900 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 - 812-838-4533 - www.cpsagu.com • • • • • •
Opened: 2011 Leadership: Jeff Rhein, Facility Manager; Steve Warren, Division Manager Products/Services: Fertilizer storage and distribution Key features: Barge and rail unloading capabilities in addition to liquid and dry fertilizer storage. Description: Provides custom dry and liquid fertilizer blending and bulk agricultural fertilizer distribution to CPS retail outlets. CPS is a premier agricultural retail supplier, conducting business in 48 states and bringing together innovative products and knowledge from over 1,250 retail outlets on three continents. Location Advantages: Access to Ohio River and railroads.
Jeff Rhein Facility Manager
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MEET THE PORT COMPANIES Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 3300 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 - 812-250-7909 - www.arlp.com • Opened: 1983 • Leadership: Taylor Kanipe, General Manager of Operations; Heath Lovell, Vice President of Operations • Products/Services: Coal transloading from rail/truck to barge • Description: Throughput capacity is eight million tons per year. An oval-shaped loop track allows receiving and unloading 105-car trains. Available ground storage can be expanded as needed. State-of-the-art terminal has capacity to load coal directly to barges from railcars, trucks or ground storage at up to 4,000 tons per hour. • Location Advantages: With close proximity to the Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky coal fields, the Ohio River location provides excellent inland waterway service to the North, South, Midwest and Gulf of Mexico markets. Local short-line railroad can provide direct connections to five Class I railroads.
In addition, the
Taylor Kanipe General Manager of Operations
TPG Mount Vernon Marine / Mount Vernon Barge Service Bluff Road, P.O. Box 607, Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 - 812-838-4889 - www.mvbarge.com • • • • •
Opened: 1962 (Mount Vernon Barge Service was acquired by TPG Marine Enterprises in 2007) Leadership: Wayne McDonald, Chief Operating Officer; Eric Wolfe, General Manager Products/Services: Harbor Services/Stevedoring for bulk cargoes Description: Barge shifting and fleeting available via six harbor boats and support vessels with 500 barge fleeting capacity. Bulk stevedoring services utilizing two Sennebogen 870 Green Line crawler cranes. Two full-size dry docks for boat and barge repairs including fiberglass and metal topside restoration and barge shingling. Environmentally-friendly and fully electric barge cleaning and washing facility. Corporate command center is located at the port (Ohio River Mile 828). Harbor Management System software utilized to monitor 24-hour fleeting for 500+ hopper barges and 60 liquid/petroleum barges. Location Advantages: Port partnerships and synergies create many business opportunities throughout the region.
Wayne McDonald Chief Operating Officer
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• Mount Vernon is Valero’s 11th ethanol plant • Valero’s U.S. facilities can produce more than 1.3 billion gallons of ethanol per year
Valero Opens! Port welcomes 10th largest U.S. company
The opening of Valero Renewable Fuels’ ethanol facility at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon drew dignitaries including Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Valero Vice President Martin Parrish, Indiana Director of Agriculture Ted McKinney and Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper.
Valero opens first ethanol river terminal at Mount Vernon port MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – Valero Renewable Fuels Co. has opened its first ethanol plant on the inland river system at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Valero purchased the 110-million gallon ethanol plant from Aventine Renewable Energy in March 2014 and celebrated the opening in August. The company is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., the 10th largest Fortune 500 Company in the U.S. The Mount Vernon plant’s logistical advantages include ready access to corn suppliers as well as strong rail, truck and barge transportation and were instrumental in Valero’s decision to purchase the plant. “This facility will provide Valero with a tremendous strategic advantage in the production and distribution of ethanol,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “When you combine the resources and expertise of a world-class company like Valero with one of the world’s richest grain producing regions and the port’s multimodal capabilities, there’s a strong likelihood this plant will once again be one of the largest ethanol producers east of the Mississippi River.” 10 PORTSIDE – 2015 Issue 1
Martin Parrish, Valero’s vice president-alternative energy and development, said the company is looking forward to ramping up ethanol production at the facility. “We intend to invest in the Mount Vernon plant to make it competitive with other top-tier ethanol facilities, and we will use the technical expertise we have gained at our other plants to look at ways to improve Mount Vernon’s reliability, production rate and product yields.” Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,000 people and 65 employees currently work at the Mount Vernon plant. “This ethanol plant is a very important facility for the port and our region of the Midwest,” said Phil Wilzbacher, port director for the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “Valero’s investment into the facility has a positive impact for farmers, agribusiness, industrial service providers, truck, rail and barge operators, as well as many other area businesses. Being its first plant located on our U.S. Inland River System, Valero now has the ability to turn a ‘logistics triple play’ with access to barge, rail and truck markets. We’re pleased to welcome Valero to the already impressive list of companies at our port and the region.”
SHIPPING MAPS: PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON
Where in the world does the port ship cargo?
The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon provides multimodal connections for companies across the nation and around the globe. No matter where the shipment is going, the port provides customers with access to the Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico and 12,000 miles of inland waterways, as well as five Class I railroads and major highways. GERMANY RUSSIA UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEXICO
20 COUNTRIES • Port companies ship cargo to/from 20 countries. • River barges are transloaded with ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico for international shipments.
44 STATES* • Port companies ship cargo to/from 44 states. • The Ohio-Mississippi river system provides 12-month barge service to 20+ states, Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico. • 2014 Port Traffic: - 2,500 barges - 25,000 railcars - 130,000 trucks
*Currently shipping to all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Dakota
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PORT REPORT: BURNS HARBOR
PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR • Located in Portage, Ind., on the south shore of Lake Michigan, 18 nautical miles from Chicago • 600 acres with 85 acres available for development • Handles international ships via the St. Lawrence Seaway and river barges via the Inland Waterways System • Serves largest steel-producing region in North America • Home to 30 companies, including 15 steel facilities • Year-round barge access to 20+ states and Gulf of Mexico • Major cargoes: steel, grain, chemicals, fertilizers, limestone, coal, coke, salt and heavy-lift cargo • Foreign-Trade Zone #152
In 2014 the port handled 29 beer tanks with 20,000-gallon capacity.
Ocean vessel traffic increased 35 percent in 2014 while river barges were up 25 percent.
2014 shipments are highest in port’s 44-year history The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled more shipments in 2014 than any year since the port opened in 1970. Total tonnage was up nearly 30 percent over 2013 driven by strong shipments of steel, grain and salt. “Steel going into the manufacturing sector was a key driver for the increase in port shipments,” said Port Director Rick Heimann. “In 2013, the port handled its highest steel volume since 2006 and 2014’s steel tonnage more than doubled the previous year’s total. This growth can be attributed to an extremely productive workforce, world-class port companies and top-notch multimodel connections to the steel capital of North America.” The port also had a 35-percent increase in ocean vessels over 2013 and nearly a 25-percent increase in river barges moving through the Illinois/Mississippi river system. “The port handled over 500 barges in 2014 for the first time in several years,” said Heimann. “River barges provide a vital link to over 20 states, 12,000 miles of rivers and ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico that allow the port to have year-round access to world markets when the St. Lawrence Seaway is closed for the winter.” The port continues to serve as a preferred inland hub for large dimensional specialty cargoes, including beer tanks, wind turbines and fuel processing equipment. In 2014, 29 beer fermentation tanks, each with over 20,000-gallon capacity, were shipped from Germany to Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Chicago—one of the largest craft breweries in the U.S. The port also received an 885,000-pound project cargo shipment via barge that contained a fuel processing unit being transported from Oklahoma to Ohio. The entire unit was off-loaded at the port’s specialized Ro-Ro dock, which is used to roll-on and roll-off specially-designed trailers that are too large or cumbersome for cranes. 12 PORTSIDE – 2015 Issue 1
Two port companies announced major expansions in 2014 as NLMK Rick Heimann invested $8 million to expand its steel Port Director mini-mill operation and Carmeuse Lime Contact Info: & Stone pumped $11 million into its (219) 787-5101 limestone processing facility. email@example.com This port’s strategic location at the intersection of two of the world’s busiest waterways and all of the nation’s Class I rail lines provides significant competitive advantages for multimodal companies to grow their business.
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled more than 500 barges in 2014, moving cargo between Lake Michigan and the Inland Waterways System.
Construction on the East End Crossing Bridge over the Ohio River is underway just east of the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.
PORT REPORT: JEFFERSONVILLE
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville • Located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. • Home to 28 business and service providers • 13 steel-related companies on “Steel Campus” offer synergies for auto and appliance industries • Year-round barge access to 20+ states and the Gulf of Mexico • 1,057 acres of land, 340 acres available • Major cargoes: corn, fertilizer, salt, wire rod, soybeans, steel, liquid asphalt, pig iron, heavy-lift cargo • Foreign-Trade Zone #170
New bridge and steel investments spur record growth Major investments in Southeast Indiana helped create a record year for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and a bright outlook for future growth. For the first time in the port’s 29-year history, annual shipments exceeded 2 million tons in 2014, a 48-percent increase over the previous year. The growth resulted from increases in grain, steel and mineral cargoes as well as Ohio River bridge construction and several port business expansions.
The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville set a shipping record in 2014 exceeding two million tons for the first time.
Widely known for its steel focus serving automotive and appliance Scott Stewart industries giants such as Ford, GE and Port Director Carrier, the port’s “Steel Campus” was Contact Info: further strengthened by some major (812) 283-9662 investments in 2014. Five steel companies firstname.lastname@example.org invested more than $50 million into their facilities, including expansions by long-term port companies, Voss Clark, Steel Dynamics and Metals USA. Mill Steel of Grand Rapids, Mich., opened a new facility at the port in June while Delaco Steel of Dearborn, Mich. and Louisville’s Steel Technologies began a new joint-venture operation known as Delaco Kasle Processing Indiana. “This is a transformational time for this port,” said Port Director Scott Stewart. “With the new east end bridge opening in late 2016 just a mile away, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville will significantly improve its access to new markets in the Louisville region, extending towards Cincinnati, Lexington and Nashville.” The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, which also includes a downtown Louisville bridge, is one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects. When complete, the $2.6 billion project will provide a metropolitan loop on I-265 and connections to three interstates as well as the port’s multimodal facilities. Steel girders for the downtown bridge arrive at the port by truck and are being shipped by barge to the construction site six miles downstream. The new bridges will be key drivers for future economic development at the port. With inbound cargo arriving from as far away as China and outbound cargo shipments to Japan, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is a major multimodal hub serving the north central Kentucky and southeast Indiana region.
From the Board Room The Ports of Indiana Commission is a seven member, bipartisan board of directors for the Ports of Indiana which is appointed by the governor and meets six times per year to approve major projects.
Ken Kaczmarek Chairman
Greg Gibson Vice Chairman
Jay Potesta Secretary/Treasurer
Commission finalizes $42M capital program for 2009-2014 The Ports of Indiana Commission approved more than $5 million in infrastructure investments for Indiana’s three ports in 2014, culminating a six-year capital improvement program that invested $42.6 million in Indiana’s three ports. “The Ports of Indiana Rich Cooper maintains some of the most CEO, Ports of Indiana modern facilities on the Great Lakes and inland river system,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “We truly operate like a business with no financial reliance on local communities or state tax dollars, and 100 percent of port revenue is reinvested into infrastructure to make sure Indiana’s port customers have the multimodal connections they need to grow business.” The Ports of Indiana has invested an average of $7.1 million per year at its three ports since 2009. Major projects included dockwall reconstruction and a new road at Burns Harbor, land acquisition and mooring structure rehabilitation at Mount Vernon, as well as rail expansion and property acquisitions at Jeffersonville. In 2014, capital projects at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon included replacement of rail track, two rail culverts and a concrete pad on Pier 3, as well as the addition of security equipment, which was partially funded by FEMA’s port security grant program. The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville also completed multiple rail rehabilitation projects in 2014. Projects at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in 2014 included replacement of a sanitary sewer and rail track as well as improvements to Berth 15 and the port’s fire main system. The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. Additional capital projects will be reviewed and awarded at future Ports of Indiana Commission meetings. For information, visit www.portsofindiana.com.
PORTS OF INDIANA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS $ 15 Million
$ 10 Million
$ 5 Million
Construction workers install a new concrete pad on Pier 3 at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon in 2014.
2015 Commission Meeting Schedule
2014 Mount Vernon Projects:
February 26 - Indianapolis April 23 - Mount Vernon June 18 - Jeffersonville August 20 - Burns Harbor October 22 - Indianapolis December 17 - Indianapolis
Major capital projects at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon in 2014:
Schedule is subject to change Meeting notices are posted at www.portsofindiana.com 14 PORTSIDE – 2015 Issue 1
• Rail Track Replacement - Contract awarded to Ameritrack Rail, a division of Railserve Inc. of Frankfort, Ind. • Pier 3 Concrete Replacement - Contract awarded to Gohmann Asphalt & Construction Co. of Clarksville, Ind. • Rail Culvert Replacement - Contract awarded to Deig Brothers, Lumber & Construction Co. Inc. of Evansville, Ind.
Ports of Indiana-Central Office 150 W. Market St., Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 | fax (317) 232-0137 email@example.com www.portsofindiana.com
Listed below are companies with facilities and services at Indiana’s three ports Port of Indiana Burns Harbor
6625 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8636
ADS Logistics Roll & Hold Division
725 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5015 Transportation, warehousing, inventory management
Aqua-Land Communications Inc. 60 Stagecoach Road Portage, IN 46368 219-762-1541
Port of Indiana Jeffersonville
Port of Indiana Mount Vernon
1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9662
2751 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4382
Lakes and Rivers Transfer
Agrium U.S. Inc.
Airgas Specialty Products
Bulk stevedoring, trucking
Chemical mfg. and distribution
Metals processing, distribution
4600 E. 15th Ave. Gary, IN 46403 219-787-9280
2501 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-9779
5133 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-6932
Metals USA/Eagle Steel
Steel plate service center
Mineral processing and distribution
Steel processing and distributor
1000 E. Boundary Road Portage, IN 46368 800-621-4366
3301 Port East-West Road 570 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3465
5140 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 46130 812-283-6616
CIMBAR Performance Minerals
5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471
900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8666
2700 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5236 Minerals processing
Bulk fertilizer distribution
Metro International Trade Services LLC
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division
900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5045
Metals distribution and storage
Burns Harbor 250 W. U.S. Highway 12 Burns Harbor, IN 46304 219-787-2120 Steel mill
6640 Ship Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9461
Grain handling and ag products
Carmeuse Lime and Stone 165 Steel Road Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9190 Limestone processing
Central Coil Processing
345 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8690
Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 915 W. 175th St. Homewood, IL 60430 708-798-1110
Coal, coke and petroleum coke processor
6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8200 Hot-rolled steel processing
501 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5000
Aggregate producer/steel mill services
Federal Marine Terminals Inc.
1190 E. Loop Road Portage, IN 46368 219-787-0010
415 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1017
P.I. & I. Motor Express
Flat bed trucking
Feralloy Midwest Portage 6755 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9698 Steel processing
Feralloy Processing Co.
1005 Sun Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-850-1274
Precision Strip Inc. 6720 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1602 Steel coil processing
600 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8773
Ratner Steel Supply
6615 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8662
655 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-6700
Scrap Metal Services LLC
Occupational healthcare facility
6735 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1020
800 Sun Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9475
Dry/liquid bulk storage/distribution
Great Lakes Towing Co. 1800 Terminal Tower, 50 Public Sq. Cleveland, OH 44113 216-621-4854
Scrap bailing operation
Steel Warehouse Portage 6780 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8887 Steel service center
Tanco Terminals Inc. 400 E. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8159
Tugboat, towing, barge services
Liquid storage, handling
Indiana Pickling & Processing
Tube City IMS Division by NLMK Indiana
6650 Nautical Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8889 Steel pickling
6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-0004
International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1969
United States Steel Corp.
6031 Melton Road U.S. Highway 20 Portage, IN 46368 219-764-9715 Maritime union
702 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906
U.S. Highway 12 Portage, IN 46368 219-762-3131
2801 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-6651 Grain terminal
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3214 Soybean processing plant
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3208
General cargo stevedoring, rail-to-barge bulk terminal and logistics
Crop Production Services 2900 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4533 Retail Fertilizer Distribution
Evansville Western Railway 724 W. 3rd St. Mount Vernon, IN 47620 866-812-3897 Full-service railroad
Mead Johnson Nutrition Kenco Logistic Services
3101 Highway 62 East Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3412 Distribution and warehousing
Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 3300 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-250-7909 Coal transloading to barge
TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service P.O. Box 607 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4889
Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/ repair, stevedoring
Tri-County Agronomics 1711 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide distribution
7201 Port Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3900 Ethanol production
5150 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4770
5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1337
1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2910
1195 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-670-4020
Plastic resin processing
Steel processing, distribution
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Mytex Polymers Inc. 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500
1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2900
Grain terminal, bulk stevedore, logistical services
Plastic resin distribution
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500
General cargo stevedoring and logistics
OmniSource – A division of Steel Dynamics Inc. 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2268 Scrap metal processing
5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 419-603-2483
5147 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-4448
Plastic injection molding
Stainless steel scrap processing
Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-4600
Roll Forming Corp. A Voestalpine Co. 1205 N. Access Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-0650
Industrial cylinder mfg.
Delaco Kasle Processing, Indiana
Roll-forming of steel components, structural tubes
5146 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-8800
Steel Dynamics Inc.
Steel coils galvanizing
5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1490
5153 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-0781
Tanco Clark Maritime
Liquid storage, handling
5144 Utica Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7300
Parcel distribution logistics
1202 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-2915
Valmont Industries Inc. 1117 Brown Forman Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-5241
Green Lines Transportation Inc. 700 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-258-3515
Voss Clark Industries
Transportation, common carrier
701 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-7700
Steel processing and distributor
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp.
701 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3300
100 Witherspoon Street Louisville, KY 40202 888-672-1993
Lubrication for auto industry
Construction contractor for Downtown Crossing bridge
5146 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4938
Legacy Supply Chain Services
Construction operation center for East End Crossing
Warehousing, stevedoring, logistics
1251 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-5850
1302 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-202-4077
Distribution and warehousing
PORTS OF INDIANA 150 W. Market St., Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
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