A Ports of Indiana Publication - 2016 Issue 1
PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE
Port Companies Provide Solutions for U.S. Automakers Ohio River, railroads, new projects contributing to major regional growth • $2.3B Bridges Project • $30M Transportation Corridor • $17M Intermodal Project
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www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FAST FACTS ABOUT INDIANA
Community Profile................................................................ 3
OF STATE’S BORDER IS
Port Companies Provide Solutions for U.S. Automakers............ 4
SPOTLIGHT: Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville • Port Map...................................................................................... 6 • Port Business Descriptions....................................................... 7 • Meet the Port Companies.......................................................... 8
Featuring: CGB, Idemitsu, Metals USA, Steel Dynamics
• Major Projects Drive Multimodal Opportunities for Port Companies ... 10
TIGER grant, transportation corridor, new interstate bridges
CONNECTS TO TWO “MARINE HIGHWAYS” THAT CARRY
33 MILLION TRUCKLOADS OF CARGO PER YEAR
PORT REPORTS: • Mount Vernon: Multimodal connections open possibilities.......................... 12 • Burns Harbor: Launching new partnership with Québec........................... 13
Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Seaway Inland Waterways System (Ohio-Mississsipi Rivers)
IN DOMESTIC WATERBORNE SHIPPING
TH 13 IN TOTAL WATERBORNE SHIPPING
From the Board Room: Commission approves $7M in improvements................ 14 Ports of Indiana Directory............................................................... 15
MEET THE TEAM: PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE Scott Stewart, Port Director
Bonnie Underwood, Administrative Assistant
Brian Sieg, Operations Manager
Revel Barton, Maintenance Leadman
Role: Leads business development efforts and directs dayto-day operations for the port. Joined: October 2011 Background: Spent 24 years with the Procter & Gamble Co. where he served as head of corporate communications for P&G Western Europe and served on leadership teams for three of P&G’s billion-dollar brands.
Role: Manages all maintenance activities and day-to-day operations of port facilities. Joined: January 1989 Background: Previously served as general manager of the harbor and fleeting service at Marine Transportation Co., a division of Marine Builders.
Rodney Gross, Project Coordinator
Role: Provides technical assistance and project coordination for capital developments. Joined: January 1988 Background: Previously worked with an engineering firm focused on road and rail construction in Southern Indiana. Also served as a construction inspector for facilities built in and around the port.
Ports of Indiana 150 W. Market St., Ste. 100 Indianapolis, Ind. 46204 317-232-9200
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Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130 812-283-9662
Role: Provides accounting and administrative support for port operations. Joined: September 2004 Background: Previously served as office manager for a manufacturing company, a customer service supervisor for REMC and 10 years as a licensed real estate and insurance agent.
Role: Performs grounds, building and infrastructure maintenance for port facilities. Joined: February 1996 Background: Previously served as an equipment operator and maintenance technician for industrial warehousing and service facilities.
Cover photo The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville thanks the following local new vehicle dealerships for providing the cars and trucks seen on the cover and on page 5: Carriage Ford, Clarksville, Ind. Coyle Auto Group, Clarksville, Ind. Jeff Wyler Toyota, Clarksville, Ind.
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
Community Profile INDIANA
612,780 CLARK COUNTY
City of Jeffersonville
• Established in 1802 on northern bank of Ohio River • Clark County Seat; Elevation 446 feet; Eastern Time Zone • Located inside Louisville Metropolitan Area • Clark County population has increased 27.5% since 1990 • Top employers: Manufacturing (15.8%), Transportation/Warehousing (9%)
POPULATION 2014 ESTIMATE HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE (2010-2014) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY INDIANA LOUISVILLE
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2009-2013) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY INDIANA LOUISVILLE
LABOR FORCE (EMPLOYED) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY INDIANA LOUISVILLE
• Named after Thomas Jefferson, who created an early design for the city. • Served as important distribution center during Civil War for Union, because of connection to 3 railroads and Ohio River’s natural barrier against invasion. • A leader in shipbuilding since the 1830s because of an excellent harbor created by the only natural barrier in the Ohio River – “Falls of the Ohio.” • Howard Shipyard opened in 1834, producing 3,000+ ships over 107 years. • Used by U.S. Navy during WWII to build LSTs, subchasers and tankers. • Today Jeffboat operates the largest U.S. inland shipyard in Jeffersonville.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE (25 yrs +) (2009-2013) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY INDIANA LOUISVILLE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (25 yrs +) (2009-2013) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY INDIANA LOUISVILLE
MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK (MINUTES) JEFFERSONVILLE CLARK COUNTY
Sources: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts and stats.indiana.edu
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 2015) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 3rd in the nation as the best place to do business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study (July 2015) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 8th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2015 Business Tax Climate Index (Oct. 2015) • One of only 11 states to earn the top bond rating from all three major credit rating agencies (S&P, Fitch, Moody’s)
CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA People & Income (By Residence)
Job Types in Clark County
Manufacturing Avg. wage
Retail Trade Avg. wage
Industry (By Place of Work) Covered Employment*
Avg. annual wage per job $44,173
Transportation & Warehousing 4,147 Avg. wage $48,516 Government Avg. wage
*Employees who fall under coverage of state and federal unemployment insurance programs.
LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT What does the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville mean to the state economy?
$1.5 $563 BILLION MILLION TOTAL VALUE BUSINESS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT
$52 $277 MILLION MILLION TOTAL STATE & LOCAL LOCAL TAXES
$544 MILLION TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME
Source: Ports of Indiana Economic Impact Study prepared by Martin Associates - May 2012
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Port Companies Provide Solutions for U.S. Automakers Y
ou won’t see signs for Ford, Honda, Toyota, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler or Nissan at the Port of IndianaJeffersonville. But products handled at this Ohio River port find their way to all of the top six auto manufacturers in the U.S. In fact, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is home to one of the fastest growing auto supplier centers in the country and provides multimodal connections at the epicenter of the burgeoning supply-chain market, bolstered by the opening of two new interstate bridges within miles of the port. “In the past two years, we have seen five auto-related businesses invest over $50 million in new plants and equipment at our port,” said Scott Stewart, port director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. “These facilities represent an exceptional class of companies that are efficient, innovative and constantly deliver the highest quality in helping drive the region’s auto sector.” The history of the U.S. automobile industry has long been associated with Detroit. Today several Midwest and South Central states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, are home to auto assembly plants. Indiana’s auto heritage can be traced to the Studebaker Automobile Co. of South Bend rolling out its first car in 1902 and the Auburn Automobile Co. producing its first one in 1903. While both the Studebaker and Auburn facilities are gone, today Indiana is home to more than 500 auto-related companies, including five OEM (original equipment manufacturer) assembly plants. Four of the top six automakers have Indiana plants and the state’s automotive industry ranks number two in the nation by gross domestic product and third for car and truck production. What is not well known, however, is the role of the Port of IndianaJeffersonville in this remarkable industry. While long boasting its status as a port with a “heart of steel,” a tribute to the dozen companies engaged in steel processing or handling, a closer look reveals the port’s strong link to the automotive sector with several companies supporting the industry in one way or another. From frames to wheels, steel is obviously a key component of a motor vehicle. Steel coils arriving at the port by barge, rail and truck can be pickled, slit, cut, galvanized or blanked into components that will be used in a variety of vehicles by all six of the largest U.S. automakers. Long-time port company VOSS Clark pickles, slits and blanks steel that may end up as a car or truck frame, wheel, engine mounting bracket, brake pedal or other steel component for a Ford, Honda, Toyota or Subaru. In the metal industry, pickling is a process that removes iron oxide, stains and other impurities and also enhances the shape of the steel. Other steel processing services provided by port companies include slitting, which cuts coils into specific widths and blanking, which
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Delaco Kasle plant manager Jim Jaggers, left, explains to port director Scott Stewart the new aluminum blanking press that will support the next generation of Ford Super Duty trucks.
produces specifically-sized sheets that can later be stamped into a car door, hood, roof, etc. Much of the steel slit or cut-to-length by Mill Steel ends up as transmission components, shock absorbers or fuel doors for GM or Fiat Chrysler cars and trucks. Delaco Kasle Processing Indiana provides steel blanks for the Volkswagen Passat roof and currently provides steel blanks for the exterior body panels, including roofs and doors, of Ford’s trucks and SUVs built at the company’s two Louisville plants. Delaco will also play a significant role in Ford’s upcoming transition to aluminum body panels for its Super Duty trucks supplying all the aluminum blanks for the 2017 models. But the port’s contribution doesn’t stop at steel and aluminum. Idemitsu, one of the top 10 lubricant manufacturers globally, produces motor and refrigerant oils, transmission and power steering fluids approved for over 75 percent of auto manufacturers. Every Honda assembled in Indiana and Ohio contains Idemitsu lubricants. And many of the plastic polymers for interior and exterior parts for auto manufacturers are produced by Chemtrusion and its partner Mytex. So why is this Jeffersonville port such an important contributor to auto manufacturers? The answer is twofold. First, its strategic location makes it easily accessible to numerous auto industry manufacturers/ suppliers within a five-state area. Thirteen auto assembly plants are an average of only three hours away by truck. Second, its multimodal transportation facilities, including access to the Ohio River, rail carriers and interstate highways, provide port companies with three options for receiving and shipping materials. “If you put a dot in the geographic center of a 250-mile radius of auto manufacturing in the Midwest and South Central states, I
P O R T C O M PA N I E S S E R V E T O P 6 U. S . A U T O M A K E R S Below is a map of the auto plants and tier 1 suppliers served by port companies
milesfrom fromport port AUTO PLANTS / miles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles • Chrysler Belvidere Assembly Plant, Belvidere, Ill. / 364 miles • Chrysler Transmission Plant, Kokomo, Ind. / 163 miles Ford Motor Company Louisville Assembly Plant, Louisville, Ky. / 16 miles Ford Motor Company Kentucky Truck Plant, Louisville, Ky. / 20 miles GM Ft. Wayne Assembly Plant, Roanoke, Ind. / 203 miles GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, Spring Hill, Tenn. / 222 miles Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., Marysville, Ohio / 218 miles Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, Greensburg, Ind. / 84 miles Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, Smyrna, Tenn. / 195 miles Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Lafayette, Ind. / 169 miles Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Princeton, Ind. / 117 miles Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown, Ky. / 86 miles Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, Chattanooga, Tenn. / 302 miles
TIER 1 AUTO SUPPLIERS / miles from port 7
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1. Central Motor Wheel of America, Paris, Ky. / 96 miles 2. Martinrea, Shelbyville, Ky. / 35 miles 3. Magna, Bowling Green, Ky. / 122 miles 4. Seymour Tubing, Seymour, Ind. / 50 miles 5. Topy America, Frankfort, Ky. / 61 miles 6. Metalsa, Elizabethtown, Ky. // 51 51 miles miles Elizabethtown, Ky. 7. Mubea, Florence, Ky. / 92 miles 8. Martinrea, Hopkinsville, Ky. / 177 miles
AUTO COMPONENTS MADE FROM PORT CARGOES:
• • • •
Body panels Engines Exhausts Frames
• • • •
Interiors Suspensions Transmissions Wheels
Port cargoes include steel, aluminum, base oil, plastics
think you’ll find our facility in Jeffersonville within five miles of that spot,” said Rob Vella, vice president of operations for Mill Steel. “The potential for same-day service is a major competitive advantage.” Mill Steel located at the port in 2014 and about 70 percent of its output goes to the auto industry. To keep pace with growing demand, the company added a 105,000-sq. ft. expansion in 2015. VOSS Clark’s business is 85 percent auto-related and the company recently invested $17 million to meet the demands of the new grades of steel now being developed. “Having a processing facility such as VOSS Clark located at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville has enabled us to take advantage of multiple transportation modes in order to be as competitive as possible,” said Shawn O’Connor, vice president at Toyota Tsusho of America in Georgetown, Ky. Delaco Kasle completed a 125,000-sq. ft. expansion in 2015 to provide aluminum blanks for Ford’s 2017 Super Duty trucks. “We support the largest employer in Louisville and we’re proud to say every steel exposed body panel on Ford’s Super Duty trucks, Expedition, Escape and Lincoln Navigator and MKC comes from our facility,” noted Jim Jaggers, plant manager. One hundred percent of Delaco’s business at the port is auto-related.
“Ford Motor Company and the Kentucky Truck Plant are proud to be associated with the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. The port and its partnership with many of our suppliers provides a unique mode of supply chain support that helps make the entire team successful here in Kentucky,” commented Chris Tierney, MP&L Manager at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant. In 2015, U.S. car and light truck sales reached 17.5 million, a new record (source: Autodata Corp.). “While it’s tough to pin down an exact number, a significant percentage of those vehicles likely have a part, component or lubricant that has been processed or compounded at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville,” said Port Director Stewart. America has always had a love affair with automobiles and the auto industry continues to be the backbone of American manufacturing. The many port companies that supply the auto industry are vital links to the continued success of that manufacturing sector. “The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is a preferred site for auto industry suppliers because of its location, multimodal transportation options and onsite synergies for complimentary processes,” added Stewart. “Our port has more than 300 acres available for companies that seek a competitive advantage in locating near this remarkable hotbed of America’s top auto producers.”
of INDIANA - JEFFERSONVILLE PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE
1402 Port Road • Jeffersonville, IN 47130 • (812) 283.9662 • www.portsofindiana.com 1402 Port Road • Jeffersonville, IN 47130 • (812) 283.9662 • www. portsofindiana.com Roadway Railway
Legacy Supply Chain Services
Cylicron Delaco Kasle Processing
100,000 ft2 building (8 bridge cranes)
N. ACCESS RD
Arctic Walsh / Minerals Vinci
LOOP RD PORT RD
Mill Steel Co.
REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT
Metals USA Green Lines Transportation
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CGB MG Rail
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Consolidated Grain & Barge CGB CTLC Fertilizer
Metals USA Cronimet
FTZ #170 Eagle Steel General Cargo Dock
(Mile Marker 597)
REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT 140-ACRE GREENFIELD SITE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE
• Shovel-ready site with utility connections, zoned heavy industrial • Access to port infrastructure: docks, cranes, rail, heavy-haul roads • Served by multiple barge lines and Class I rail carriers
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• Direct interstate connections to I-65, I-64, I-71 via I-265 • Onsite service providers for cargo handling, storage, transportation • Foreign-Trade Zone status available for international companies
PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE WORL D C LAS S OHIO R I V E R P O R T W I T H A H E A R T O F S T E E L
CGB Marine - Louisville
Offers harbor and fleeting services
Class I Railroad
Maintains a switching yard adjacent to the port and another in Louisville
Green Lines Transportation
Regional common and contract motor carrier
Louisville and Indiana Railroad
Class III Railroad
Operates 106 miles of rail line between Indianapolis and Louisville
Onsite railroad providing 24-hour rail switching for port
Class I Railroad
Offers barge shifting, fleeting, cleaning and repair Maintains a switching yard 10 rail miles from the Port, with piggyback service at the intermodal switching yard in Louisville East End Crossing construction contractor, leasing office and storage/staging area (Parcel available 2017)
Steel Processing & Distribution Consolidated Terminals and Logistics (CTLC)
Stevedoring General Cargo
Stainless Steel Scrap
Delaco Kasle Processing Indiana
Produces first operation-configured blanks from cold rolled steel coils for auto industry
Processing/distribution for hot/cold rolled steel coils, sheets, galvanized, coated, stainless and aluminum
Mill Steel Co.
Flat-rolled steel service center
OmniSource – A division of Steel Dynamics
Ferrous scrap metal processing
Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation
Structured Steel Galvanizing
VOSS Clark Industries
Watco Transloading, LLC
ctlconline.com cronimetusa.com cylicron.com
rfcorp.com steeldynamics.com gatewaygalvanizing.com
Stevedoring and logistics services for bulk, heavy lift cargoes and containers Stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals processing Industrial cylinder manufacturing and distribution
Metals processing and distribution for flat-rolled steel
Roll-forming of steel components and structural tubes Galvanizing and painting of cold rolled carbon steel coils Environmentally friendly lead-free structured steel galvanizing Processing and distribution of hot-rolled steel including pickling, slitting, first operation blanking Warehousing, stevedoring, barge/rail/truck transloading of steel, scrap, wire, paper, lumber
Processing, Distribution, Storage Airgas Specialty Products
Manufacturer/supplier of industrial minerals, extenders, additives and pigments
Plastic resin processing for the automobile industry
Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB)
Residential parcel distribution logistics
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp.
Processing oils for engines and refrigeration and fluids for transmissions, power steering and shock absorbers
Legacy Supply Chain Services
Plastic Resin Distribution
Revere Plastics Systems
Tanco Clark Maritime
Industrial ammonia manufacturing and distribution
Grain terminal, bulk stevedore, logistical services
Wholesale/retail bulk fertilizer distribution
Parcel distribution logistics
Privately-owned, third-party logistics provider handling parts distribution for GE Commercial and developmental compounding lines of plastic resin Plastic injection molding. Pressure decay testing, laser etching and plastic bonding techniques Stevedoring, storage and handling for liquid products
Development Partners Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network of Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI)
Indiana Economic Development Corp.
State Economic Development
One Southern Indiana
Regional Economic Development
River Ridge Commerce Center
Regional public-private partnership designed to strengthen Greater Louisville’s globally competitive logistics and manufacturing environment State’s lead economic development agency Combined economic development council and chamber of commerce for Clark and Floyd counties Nearby business park with 6,000 acres of land available for large-scale multimodal development
MEET THE PORT COMPANIES
5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 www.cgbgrain.com
CONSOLIDATED GRAIN AND BARGE CO.
701 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3300 www.ilacorp.com
Leadership: Mark St. Clair, General Manager
Products/Services: Grain storage and shipping
Description: This facility, with access to truck, rail and barge transportation, is strategically located on the Ohio River and perfectly situated to service a large number of producers in both MARK ST. CLAIR Indiana and Kentucky. With high-speed truck unloading capacity and four truck dump pits, this state-of-the-art facility connects General Manger local producers and customers with the global marketplace.
Location Advantages: The Ohio River provides access to the nation’s Inland Waterways System, ensuring a seamless journey to the Gulf for worldwide export. In addition, served by the CSX and LIRC railroads, CGB Jeffersonville is well positioned to provide customers many logistical options.
Leadership: Tammi Walts, Global Senior Vice President
Products/Services: Automotive and Industrial Lubricants
Description: A member of the Idemitsu Group, one of the top 10 lubricant manufacturers globally, the facility blends a wide range of quality lubricants for automobiles, including motor oil, transmission and power steering fluids. The company’s products are approved for over 75 percent of automotive manufacturers. In addition, quality lubricating oils are blended for water craft, metalworking operations, equipment manufacturing, as well as many other product applications.
TAMMI WALTS Global Senior Vice President
Location Advantages: The port provides logistical flexibility with
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transportation options including CSX and Norfolk Southern Class I railroads and the LIRC railway. Trucks have easy access to three major interstates (I-64, I-65 and I-71), which will be even easier when the Louisville East End Bridge is completed in late 2016.
MEET THE PORT COMPANIES
Opened: Metals USA 1997, Ohio River Metal Services 1984 Leadership: Michelle Griffitts, Sales Manager Gary MacDonald, General Manager
Products/Services: Slitting, cut-to-length, multi-blanking, shearing, 702 Port Road & Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Metals USA 812-282-4700 Ohio River Metal Services www.metalusa.com
stamping, stevedoring, storage, trucking
Description: With 425,000 sq. ft. of combined space, Metals USA MICHELLE GRIFFITTS and Ohio River Metal Services offers two multi-blankers, two Sales Manager
slitters, four shears and a 400-ton Komatsu press. Access to barge and rail unloading allows servicing customers in several industries with just-in-time inventory.
Location Advantages: With an onsite fleet of Eagle Steel and Greenlines Transportation
METALS USA/ OHIO RIVER SERVICES
semi-trucks, access to highways is important and the port’s location makes getting to Interstates I-64, I-65 and I-71 easy. Additional access to the Ohio River and railroads allows incoming materials and outgoing products to be received and shipped locally, nationally and internationally.
Opened: 2003 Leadership: Chris Winger, Plant Manager Products/Services: Galvanize and Galvalume-coated cold rolled steel, painted steel coils
5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1490 www.steeldynamics.com
CHRIS WINGER Plant Manager
Description: A state-of-the-art hot-dip galvanizing and coil-coating facility, annual capacity is 300,000 tons of metallic-coated cold rolled steel (produced at Steel Dynamics’ Butler, Ind. flat-roll mill). Specializing in galvanizing gauges from 0.012- to 0.045-inches thick, and in widths from 40 to 61 inches, the facility also produces Galvalume, acrylic-coated Galvalume, and acryliccoated galvanized steel as well as 190,000 tons of painted steel coils per year.
Location Advantages: The port provides ready access to the three main modes of transportation: rail, truck and barge. In addition, Jeffersonville’s geographical advantage allows competitive service to customers in multiple markets.
Major projects drive multimodal opportunities for port companies
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Three major infrastructure projects are creating new connections and many opportunities for companies at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. With millions of dollars being invested in two new interstate bridges, a heavy-haul transportation corridor and an intermodal project, the future is bright for economic growth in the greater Louisville metro area.
Jeffersonville port receives $10M TIGER Grant The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville will receive $10 million in TIGER Discretionary Grant money to enhance and expand the port’s infrastructure. U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen joined port officials for the announcement at the port last October. “The awarding of this TIGER Grant underscores the port’s goal of increasing maritime commerce through domestic barge service,” said Administrator Jaenichen. “This is a critical project that will kick this Midwestern economic engine into high gear.” The grant will provide partial funding for $17 million in infrastructure enhancements that will add nearly four miles to the port’s existing 11-mile rail network. The project scope includes construction of a rail siding to accommodate unit train delivery to and from the port, reconfiguration of the waterfront railroad infrastructure including two new rail loops that will dramatically increase operational efficiency, construction of a waterfront intermodal facility that will more than double the capacity of bulk commodities transferred from rail cars to barges and construction of an intermodal rail yard that will allow cargo to be transferred between trucks and rail cars. “The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is a critical economic driver for Indiana and this grant will greatly enhance its ability to provide Hoosier businesses more transportation options, including more efficient access to the U.S.
inland waterways system and global markets,” said71 Governor Mike Pence. “This is an exciting time for Southern Indiana 65 as this area is poised71for exceptional growth. The recent $2.3 billion dollar investment in two new interstate bridges spanning the Ohio River, the construction of a heavy-haul transportation corridor connecting the port 64 to the 6,000-acre River Ridge Commerce Center, and 64 now additional expansion of the port’s cargo-handling capabilities, helps position this region to further attract new bulk cargoes and large-scale industrial projects that require multimodal transportation connections.” Just over a mile away, the River Ridge Commerce Center will eventually be connected to the port via a heavy-haul road and rail corridor, providing River Ridge companies with access to the Ohio River and Class I railroads.
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From L to R: Wendy Dant Chesser, CEO, One Southern Indiana; Tony McClellan, Deputy District Commissioner, Indiana Dept. of Transportation; Rich Cooper, CEO, Ports of Indiana; Mike Moore, Jeffersonville Mayor; Gov. Mike Pence; Jack Coffman, President, Clark County Commission; Jerry Acy, Executive Director, River Ridge Development Authority; Bob Hall, Charlestown Mayor; Ed Clere, State Representative; Ron Grooms, State Senator break ground for a new transportation corridor that will connect the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and River Ridge to the new I-265 bridge.
“These investments will allow the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville to double its cargo-handling capacity at the port and further improve rail service,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “Maritime transportation is not only the safest and most environmentallyfriendly mode of transportation, but it’s the most cost-effective way to move large volumes of bulk cargo. When you combine the rail improvements of this project with the ability to transload efficiently from rail and/or truck to water, it’s a winning combination for all companies who utilize the port’s multimodal connectivity.”
the Greater Louisville metropolitan area with transportation cost savings and a sustainable competitive advantage.” The $30.4 million project is being funded by a partnership of the River Ridge Commerce Center, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, Clark County, the city of Jeffersonville, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency.
Construction begins on transportation corridor
One of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects in recent history is set to wrap up by the end of 2016. The $2.3 billion project will greatly improve interstate access for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and the greater Louisville metro area with two new bridges opening within 13 months of each other. The downtown Louisville bridge, recently named the Abraham Lincoln Bridge, was opened to traffic in early December 2015. The East End Bridge, located about a mile from the port, is expected to open to traffic in December and will complete the metropolitan loop on I-265, which connects to three cross-country interstates. When the East End Bridge is opened, the port will become nearly 30 minutes closer to all major markets to the east and south of Louisville, which offers tremendous supply chain benefits for port companies.
Governor Mike Pence, along with officials from the Ports of Indiana, River Ridge Commerce Center, as well as other local dignitaries, broke ground in October on phase one of a multi-phase transportation corridor project that will eventually link the port and the commerce center. “We are breaking ground on a road project that will eventually showcase River Ridge and Southern Indiana through the east-end gateway. This first segment will be extended from the new Interstate 265 interchange through the River Ridge Commerce Center to Highway 62,” said Jerry Acy, executive director of the River Ridge Development Authority. “It is expected that after completion, it will also reduce some of the commercial traffic on Highway 62 by providing an alternate route to the interstate system. This initial segment of the overall transportation corridor project will be augmented later with a second segment connecting the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville to the same I-265 interchange.” Located a mile away from the port, the River Ridge Commerce Center is a 6,000-acre industrial park located in both Charlestown and Jeffersonville that offers sites zoned for heavy industrial, commercial or agricultural development. When the transportation corridor is complete, River Ridge will have a heavy-haul road and rail line connection to provide access to the port’s waterborne and Class I railroad shipping options. “Our partners at River Ridge Commerce Center have had a tremendous track record of attracting new investments to the region, and we believe there are even better days ahead once the corridor is complete,” said Rich Cooper, CEO for the Ports of Indiana. “The possibilities of attracting large-scale industrial projects to the Port of Indiana and River Ridge increase tremendously when these two economic engines are connected to the East End Bridge and to each other with a heavy-haul road and rail connection. At the end of the day when all phases of this project are complete, it will provide businesses in southern Indiana and
One bridge opens, 2nd nears completion
Artist’s concept of new Ohio River East End Bridge scheduled to open in 2016.
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON • Located in southwest Indiana, 15 mi. from Evansville, Ind. • Year-round barge access to 20+ states and Gulf of Mexico • Connections to 5 Class I railroads • 1,200 acres with 600 acres available for development
Multimodal connections open world of possibilities The majority of the port’s total shipments – MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – Having access to multiple modes of transportation is a tremendous PORT REPORT: MOUNT VERNON more than six million tons – were transported by at least two modes. advantage to heavy industry. As a critical “From our location, Port of Indiana-Mount intermodal gateway to the Midwest, the Port of Phil Wilzbacher Vernon companies handle a wide variety of Indiana-Mount Vernon handles over 200,000 Port Director multimodal cargoes,” Wilzbacher said. “With barges, rail cars and trucks each year. access across the port’s docks, railroad tracks and Studies have shown waterborne shipping is Contact Info: roadways, port companies handle fertilizer for crop the most economical, environmentally-friendly (812) 833-2166 production, cement for construction, minerals for and safest mode of freight transportation. firstname.lastname@example.org use in manufacturing, grain and grain products Unfortunately, most freight origins and to help feed the world, coal to generate electricity, destinations are not located on our waterways. steel for making appliances and automobiles, and “So how do you put barges on the road?” asks ethanol for fuel.” Phil Wilzbacher, port director at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “The same With the port located only 153 miles from the confluence of the Ohio way you make railcars and trucks float – by using multimodal connections and Mississippi rivers, Mount Vernon cargoes have easy access to more to transfer between different transportation options. Having the ability to than 20 states via the Inland Waterways System. International shipments access multiple modes allows companies to choose the most cost-effective can access the port year-round from the Gulf of Mexico, where they are logistics routes to domestic and international markets.” transloaded between ships to barges. Port companies ship products to and The Mount Vernon port links multiple barge lines and towing from 44 states and 20 countries. companies operating on the Ohio River with connections to the U.S. “An effective supply chain strategy involves multiple modes,” rail and highway networks. The different modes all converge at the port, Wilzbacher said. “Each of the three surfaces modes offers unique benefits, making it one of the Midwest’s largest transportation hubs. and combining these benefits often results in an improvement upon any Last year, companies located at the port handled more than 3,600 single mode.” barges, 37,000 railcars and 160,000 trucks.
Cargo Capacity Comparison - While truck and rail provide vital transportation connections for ports, barges and ships 1 Towboat with a 15-Barge Tow
Barge == 1,750 1,750 tons 11Barge tons
239 Rail Cars
1,050 Semi Trucks
Rail Car Car == 110 11Rail 110tons tons
Semi Truck tons 11Semi Truck= =25 25 tons
Source: Center for Ports and Waterways, Texas Transportation Institute, A Modal Comparison of Domestic Freight Transportation Effects on the General Public, 2012
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11 Ship 6 Ship ==62
PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR • Located in Portage, Ind., on the south shore of Lake Michigan, 18 nautical miles from Chicago • Handles international ships via the St. Lawrence Seaway and river barges via the Inland Waterways System • 600 acres with 85 acres available for development
Québec and Indiana partner on Great Lakes shipping initiative from Québec which included the province’s directors PORTAGE, Ind. – The province of Québec and the state of Indiana recently launched a PORT REPORT: BURNS HARBOR of North American markets and economic affairs, and leaders from several Québec ports and logistics new partnership to explore the development of companies. increased maritime trade between the districts. Rick Heimann This new partnership followed the recent unveiling Québec is a key trading partner for the Port Port Director of the Québec Maritime Strategy, which is an ambitious of Indiana-Burns Harbor because the province plan that seeks to generate more than 30,000 jobs and serves as a gateway between the Great Lakes Contact Info: $9 billion in the province’s maritime industry by 2030. and the Atlantic Ocean. (219) 787-5101 “Indiana is a significant economic partner of In September, Québec’s Minister of email@example.com Québec in the Midwest, especially with respect to International Affairs and Indiana’s Lieutenant maritime transportation,” stated Christine St-Pierre, Governor joined officials from the Ports of Québec Minister of International Relations and Indiana and Fednav Limited at the port to Francophone, during her visit to the port. “This partnership with Indiana announce the new initiative. shows that the new Québec Maritime Strategy already has a strong positive “The province of Québec and the state of Indiana are connected by impact in our relations with our largest trading partner, the United States. more than just water,” said Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. This bodes well for the future, as Québec’s exports to the Midwest have “We share strong manufacturing sectors, robust multimodal transportation grown by 30 percent since 2010.” systems, and a heavy reliance on Great Lakes shipping. As two of the leading The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor also shares a strong business maritime economies on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway, Québec and partnership with the Québec-based Fednav Limited, a leading Great Lakes Indiana represent a large part of the business activity generated by shipping shipping line. Fednav provides regular ocean service to the Port of Indiana in this region. We hope this maritime partnership will lead to increased and is the parent company for the port’s general cargo terminal operator, opportunities for collaboration between our economies.” Federal Marine Terminals. Since the announcement, the Port of Indiana has logged two export Within the new initiative, Québec and Indiana have identified shortshipments to Québec terminals and hosted a 20-person trade mission sea shipping as a factor of regional economic development that would benefit from greater regional collaboration. Short-sea shipping is especially important because it facilitates the delivery of supplies along trade routes that have rail and highway capacity constraints and infrastructure challenges. In Québec, under the leadership of the Marine Industry Forum, the Québec Short-Sea Shipping Round Table is fully engaged in the promotion and the development of short-sea shipping, acting as a hub of short-sea related information and expertise. Short-sea shipping currently accounts for 20 percent of shipping traffic in St. Lawrence River ports and its development is one of the key priorities of the Québec Maritime Strategy. Indiana currently handles nearly 30 million tons of cargo per year on short-sea shipping movements across the Great Lakes, predominantly consisting of iron ore for the steel mills located in Northwest Indiana. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor recently hosted a trade mission from Québec.
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
Ports Commission approves $7M in improvements for 2016 The Ports of Indiana Commission approved $7 million in infrastructure investments for Indiana’s three ports in 2016 bringing the port’s eight-year capital improvement program to $54.4 million. At the Jeffersonville port, a transformation of the rail infrastructure will begin in 2016. Rich Cooper Nearly four miles of track will be CEO, Ports of Indiana added to the port’s existing 11mile rail network in a multi-year project, including two new rail loops which will allow the port to efficiently handle longer trains. In addition, intermodal facilities will be constructed that will increase the cargo capacity for transferring bulk commodities from rail cars to barges and trucks. Partial funding for these rail projects will be provided by a TIGER Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (see page 10 for details). Other 2016 projects at Jeffersonville include re-surfacing of port roads and upgrading drainage systems. “Strategic and continued investment in our ports’ infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth for our port customers,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “By re-investing port revenue back into our docking facilities, rail networks and roadways, we are ensuring the multimodal transportation facilities that are so vital to our port customers, continue to meet and exceed their needs.” In 2016, a seven-year project to replace all original track on the main railroad loop at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor will be
completed. The final 2,000 feet of original rail track installed in the 1970s will be replaced to accommodate increased rail traffic and larger, modern train engines. The new track uses longer lengths of 136-pound rail, which will reduce the number of rail joints by half and improve overall rail safety at the port. In addition, a four-year project replacing and upgrading the port’s entire original sanitary sewer force main infrastructure will wrap up this year. When complete, all cast iron force main pipes will be replaced with longer-lasting PVC or ductile iron pipe and all four of the system’s pump stations upgraded to increase capacity for future growth. Two berths at Burns Harbor will also be dredged to provide additional docking facilities for Great Lakes vessels and ocean ships requiring seaway draft water depths of 26.5 ft. Planned improvements at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon include upgrading one of the facility’s three piers as well as reinforcing barge mooring structures.
2016 Commission Meeting Schedule FEBRUARY 23
Fair Oaks, Ind.
Burns Harbor, Ind.
Mount Vernon, Ind.
Schedule is subject to change. Meeting notices are posted at www.portsofindiana.com
Governor appoints Miriam Robeson to Ports of Indiana Commission Office, and was an associate attorney with Truitt & Herr in Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently appointed Miriam Lafayette earlier in her career. Robeson to the Ports of Indiana Commission. An attorney Her family has been farming in Carroll County since the for over 25 years, Robeson focuses on agriculture law and has 1880s. Her father, Maurice Robeson, and her uncle, operated her own law practice in Flora, Ind., north Charles Yeager, are also members of the Carroll County of Lafayette, since 1994. Agricultural Assoc. Hall of Fame. Robeson is also co-owner of Robeson Farms Inc., “It’s a great honor for me to be appointed to the Ports of a family farming operation near Flora that produces Indiana Commission,” said Robeson. “I am very excited corn, soybeans and wheat, and was inducted into the about the opportunity to work with an organization that Carroll County Agricultural Assoc. Hall of Fame in plays such an important role in our state’s economy, and 2009. especially in the manufacturing, agriculture and freight “All of our commissioners have strong business transportation sectors. I look forward to working with backgrounds that support our port operations, and the great team at the Ports of Indiana and continuing to Miriam’s legal and agricultural experience will add Miriam Robeson build upon its tremendous track record for success.” another component to that expertise,” said Ports Robeson provides legal counsel to agriculture of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “Over 40 percent associations, businesses, farmers, government entities and nonof our ports’ shipments are ag-related products, and having a profit organizations, and has presented seminars on non-profit commissioner with strong ties to agriculture and the farming governance through the Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network community will be extremely beneficial as we focus on the and workshops on agriculture business planning through Purdue continued growth of agribusiness at our three ports.” University’s Extension Programs. She previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General’s
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Below are companies and service providers with operations related to Indiana’s ports
PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR
PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON
PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE
6625 S. Boundary Drive, Portage, IN 46368
2751 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620
1402 Port Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Aqua-Land Communications Inc. 219-762-1541
Federal Marine Terminals Inc. 219-787-1017 Stevedoring
Franciscan Working Well 219-787-8662
Occupational healthcare facility
Great Lakes Towing Co. 216-621-4854
Tugboat, towing, barge services
International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1969 219-764-9715 Maritime union
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 708-482-8800 Heavy equipment union
Lakes and Rivers Transfer 219-787-9280 Bulk stevedoring, trucking
Norfolk Southern Railroad 219-787-8001 Class I railroad
Steel Production, Processing, Distribution ADS Logistics Roll & Hold Division 219-787-5015
Transportation, warehousing, inventory management
ArcelorMittal 219-787-2120 Steel mill
Central Coil Processing 219-787-5000 Steel processing
Feralloy Midwest Portage 219-787-9698 Steel processing
Feralloy Processing Co. 219-787-8773 Steel processing
NLMK Indiana 219-787-8200
Hot-rolled steel processing
Phoenix Services 219-787-0010
Aggregate producer/steel mill services
Precision Strip Inc. 219-787-1602 Steel coil processing
Ratner Steel Supply 219-787-6700 Steel producer
Scrap Metal Services LLC 219-787-1020 Scrap bailing operation
Steel Warehouse Portage Indiana Pickling & Processing 219-787-8887 Steel service center 219-787-8889 Steel pickling Tube City IMS Division by NLMK Indiana Leeco Steel 219-787-0004 800-621-4366 Steel plate service center
Levy Co. 219-787-8666
United States Steel Corp. 219-762-3131
Processing, Distribution, Storage Calumite Co. 219-787-5045
Cargill Inc. 219-787-9461
Agriculture products handling
Carmeuse Lime and Stone 219-787-9190 Limestone processing
Frick Services 219-787-9475
Dry/liquid bulk storage/ distribution
Metro International Trade Services LLC 219-787-8690
Metals distribution, storage
Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 708-798-1110
Coal, coke, petroleum coke processor
P.I. & I. Motor Express 219-850-1274 Flat bed trucking
Tanco Terminals Inc. 219-787-8159
Liquid storage, handling
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 812-833-3208 General cargo stevedoring, rail-to-barge bulk terminal
Evansville Western Railway 866-812-3897 Full-service railroad
TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service 812-838-4889 Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/ repair, bulk stevedoring
Agricultural Products Agrium U.S. Inc. 812-838-9779
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division 812-838-6651 Grain terminal
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division 812-833-3214 Soybean processing plant
Crop Production Services 812-838-4533 Retail fertilizer distribution
Tri-County Agronomics 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide/ herbicide supplier
Valero Renewables 812-833-3900 Ethanol production
Processing, Distribution, Storage CEMEX/Kosmos Cement 812-838-3465 Cement distribution
CIMBAR Performance Minerals 812-838-5236 Minerals processing
Mead Johnson Nutrition Kenco Logistic Services 812-833-3412 Distribution, warehousing
Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 812-250-7909 Coal transloading to barge
CGB Marine – Louisville 812-288-0488
MVBS Jeffersonville 812-725-8295
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 812-283-9500
General cargo stevedoring, logistics
Barge harbor & fleeting service 757-823-5491 Class I railroad
Walsh Construction 888-672-1993
Class I railroad
Construction contractor/downtown bridge, Ohio River bridges project
Green Lines Transportation 812-258-3515
Transportation, common carrier
Construction operations center/ east end bridge, Ohio River bridges
Louisville & Indiana Railroad project 812-288-0940 Watco Transloading, LLC Class III railroad 812-282-4938 MG Rail Warehousing, stevedoring 812-218-1337 Port rail switching service
Steel Production, Processing, Distribution Cronimet 812-284-4448
Mill Steel 812-670-4020
Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 812-283-4600
OmniSource – Division of Steel Dynamics Inc. 812-280-2268
Delaco Kasle Processing, Indiana 812-280-8800
Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation 812-284-0650
Eagle Steel Products, Inc.
Steel Dynamics Inc. 812-218-1490
Stainless steel scrap processing
Industrial cylinder mfg.
812-282-4770 Steel processing, distribution
812-288-8906 Steel processing, distribution
Metals USA/ Ohio River Metal Services 812-288-8906 Steel processing, distribution
Steel processing, distribution
Scrap metal processing
Steel roll-forming,structural tubes
Steel coils galvanizing
Valmont Industries Inc. 812-284-5241 Steel galvanizing
VOSS Clark Industries 812-283-7700
Steel processing, distribution
Processing, Distribution, Storage Airgas Specialty Products 812-283-6932
FedEx Home 812-288-2915
Arctic Minerals 812-283-6616
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. 812-284-3300
Chemical mfg., distribution
Mineral processing, distribution
CGB Fertilizer 812-282-0471
Bulk fertilizer distribution
Chemtrusion Inc. 812-280-2910
Automotive and industrial lubricants
Legacy Supply Chain Services 812-280-5850 Distribution, warehousing
Plastic resin processing
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. 812-283-9500
Grain terminal, bulk stevedoring, logistics
FedEx Ground 812-218-0781
Parcel distribution logistics
Mytex Polymers Inc. 812-280-2900
Plastic resin distribution
Revere Plastics 419-603-2483
Plastic injection molding
Tanco Clark Maritime 812-280-7300 Liquid storage, handling
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