A Ports of Indiana Publication · Spring/Summer 2011
Ethanol on the River Biofuel producers find economic & environmental benefits in barges
Inside this Issue:
• Aventine opens Indiana’s largest ethanol plant at Mount Vernon port – pg. 6
• First ship of 2011 brings wind turbines from Denmark - pg.11
During the first half of 2011, grain made up nearly half of the total cargo shipments at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.
Table of Contents From the CEO ...................................................................................................4 New ethanol facilities fuel growth in Mount Vernon port shipments
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News and notes .....................................................................................................5 Burns Harbor earns 2010 Pacesetter Award Scrap Metal Services acquires recycling facility at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Commission awards $750,000 for port improvements Cover STORY ...................................................................................................6 Mount Vernon celebrates Aventine opening Clean energy ethanol plant brings new cargoes to port
Ports commissioner raises funds to establish Haitian bank ..................................... 8 Port Reports Burns Harbor: First ship of 2011 brings ‘wind’ from Denmark ................................... 11 Mount Vernon: Business is “growing” for Tri-County Agronomics ............................. 12 Jeffersonville: Idemitsu honored for expansion’s economic impact .......................... 13 Enviro-Focus ........................................................................................................ 14 RiverWorks Discovery teaches importance of rivers Ports of Indiana Directory . ............................................................................... 15
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FROM THE CEO
Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Indiana
Workers from Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. unload ethanol from Abengoa Bioenergy railcars into barges at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon.
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New ethanol facilities fuel growth in Mount Vernon port shipments MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – Two new ethanol facilities are changing more than just the landscape in Mount Vernon this year. Agricultural shipments are beginning to explode thanks to the arrivals of Aventine Renewable Energy, at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, and Abengoa Bioenergy, located just six miles to the east. By shipping their cargoes on barges, these clean fuel plants are utilizing the cleanest mode of transportation to move their products. Waterborne shipping requires less fuel and releases fewer emissions than rail or truck. Barges can also add some “green” benefits to their bottom line. The river allows these companies to reach new markets cheaper than their landlocked competitors. This is an example of how the Ports of Indiana creates a sustainable competitive advantage for port tenants and users. The most obvious production output at both facilities is ethanol, however, many people are unaware that there is also a food component produced during the process. The byproduct, known as “distillers dried grains” (DDGs), is an excellent feedstock for poultry and livestock. In 2011, we expect nearly a million tons of ethanol and DDGs to move through the port, which is more than 20 percent of the total shipments in 2010. These two new cargoes will likely rank third and fourth among all cargoes handled at the port behind coal and soy products. As one of the largest ethanol plants east of the Mississippi River and the biggest in Indiana, Aventine also has the largest facility at any of Indiana’s three ports. Making its home on 112 acres, Aventine can produce 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and has the ability to quickly double that capacity. The company expects to process 40 million bushels of corn from local farmers in 2011, nearly triple the port’s previous corn volume. Abengoa opened its ethanol plant in Mount Vernon midway through 2010, while Aventine started operations in December. Abengoa easily transfers loads of ethanol and DDGs to the port by using an efficient rail shuttle provided by Evansville Western Railroad. Even without a full year of shipments, more than 110,000 tons of ethanol and DDGs moved though the port in 2010, the first time either cargo had been handled at one of Indiana’s ports. Both ethanol companies are partnering with port tenant Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC), which recently expanded its port operations to include a unique transloading terminal for ethanol and DDGs. The new facility can move ethanol from pipeline, trucks and railcars directly to barges. CTLC also built flexibility into the terminal so it can handle other dry bulk and liquid materials when opportunities present themselves. The new ethanol impact extends far beyond the port’s borders. Corn used to produce the ethanol is grown locally. This increased demand creates a stronger market for our farmers and local agricultural businesses. At the port, we also saw a significant increase in shipments of fertilizer in 2010. More than 100 jobs were created by the new plants and local businesses are certainly feeling the positive impact these new operations have on the Mount Vernon community. In January of 2011, there were 204 operating ethanol plants in the nation, up from 56 in January 2001. Indiana is now home to 13 ethanol plants and we are proud to say two of them are in Mount Vernon. This is no surprise. The area has just what an ethanol plant needs: some of the richest farmland in the world, a solid workforce and a port with the logistics connections to move products wherever they need to go. The Ports of Indiana salutes our newest business partners in southwest Indiana and wishes them much success going forward.
NEWS & NOTES Scrap Metal Services acquires recycling facility at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
A 388-ton electrical transformer from Spain was part of a record year for project cargo at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in 2010.
Burns Harbor earns 2010 Pacesetter Award The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. recently announced that the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor earned its 8th “Pacesetter Award” for increasing international shipments by 73 percent in 2010. The “Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award” was established in 1992 to recognize ports that increased the amount of international tonnage that crossed their docks via the St. Lawrence Seaway. “The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is a gateway for the state of Indiana and the Midwest to connect with the St. Lawrence Seaway and Atlantic Ocean,” Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper said. “The port continues to distinguish itself as the preferred destination for large project cargo shipments from a multitude of international shippers, many of which are located overseas. This premier facility on Lake Michigan offers significant competitive advantages for importing or exporting at America’s Heartland.” The port previously earned the award in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2006. Other winners of the 2010 Pacesetter Award were Cleveland, Duluth, Ogdensburg, Oswego and Toledo. Last year only one port received the award. “This robust increase in international cargo shipments is good news for the U.S. economy and underscores the importance of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We are encouraged by what we are seeing and applaud the outstanding work of the Great Lakes ports.” Project cargoes helped propel international trade. The port moved 14-times more shipments of heavy or unusually-shaped cargoes in 2010 than the previous year, including the largest shipment of project cargo in port history – 134 complete wind turbine units carried on 11 ships from Canada Steamship Lines and Flinter Shipping. The port also provided its largest ever ship-to-land move for a single piece of heavy lift cargo with a 388-ton electrical transformer from Spain that arrived on the Beluga Recognition. The port got an early start on international shipments in 2011 with a delivery of wind turbine components from Denmark on the “M/V Avonborg,” the first international ship to enter the St. Lawrence Seaway. For more information on the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., visit www.seaway.dot.gov.
PORTAGE, Ind. – Scrap Metal Services (SMS) joined the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in January when the company acquired the scrap metal recycling assets of Behr Iron and Steel’s Portage location. Headquartered in Burnham, Ill., SMS specializes in scrap metal processing and dismantling of intermodal transportation equipment and railcars. The company is a supplier of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap to both domestic and international consumers. According to the World Steel Association, scrap accounts for nearly 35 percent of worldwide steel production. The metal is indefinitely recyclable and does not lose quality in the process. Recycling scrap steel also saves money and energy resources since there is no need to mine additional iron ore, the raw material used in integrated steel mills. “SMS has quickly built synergies with our existing port customers,” said Peter Laman, port director of the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor. “The company supplies scrap to port steel processor NLMK and is a local delivery point for port customers to sell their scrap.” SMS operates another facility in Burns Harbor within the ArcelorMittal complex. The company also has operations in Pennsylvania and Illinois and in 2010, opened a facility in Malcolm, Ala., adjacent to a new ThyssenKrupp steel mill. “The new facilities in Indiana and Alabama will expand our company’s reach in areas with significant scrap metal volume,” said Richard Gertler, chief operating officer of SMS. “The port location allows SMS to serve customers south and east of Burns Harbor – an area that was previously too far from an SMS facility.” For more information, visit www.scrapmetalservices.com. From the Board Room
Commission awards $750,000 for port improvements The Ports of Indiana commission awarded nearly $750,000 for rail projects at each of Indiana’s three ports during public meetings in February and April. Projects included: • $595,263 to Associated Railroad Contractors Inc. of Louisville, Ky., for 4,500 feet of new rail for a passing track at the Jeffersonville port; • $60,000 to Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith, Ind., to repair of 120 feet of pavement and the main rail track at Burns Harbor; • $92,230 to Ameritrack Rail, a division of Railserve Inc., of Frankfort, Ind., to replace 1,335 feet of track at the Mount Vernon port. The commission approved an annual lease with the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon for five acres of port land to be used as a test plot by the FFA for growing crops. The fee was waived. The commission also approved new leases with current port companies HealtheACCESS at Burns Harbor and CEMEX/ Kosmos Cement in Mount Vernon as well as a port security agreement with ISM Security Management at Burns Harbor.
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Mount Vernon celebrates Aventine opening
Clean energy ethanol plant brings new cargoes to port
Aventine Renewable Energy CEO Thomas Manuel leads the ceremonial ribboncutting at the company’s grand opening of its ethanol plant at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon on April 6.
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – A massive new facility catches one’s eye immediately when pulling into the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Circled by rail track with tanks, conveyors and silos sprouting from the earth, the port’s newest company, Aventine Renewable Energy, celebrated its grand opening April 6. The 112-acre site is not only the largest ethanol plant in the state, but also the largest facility at all three of Indiana’s ports. “This clean technology facility and our local employees are phenomenal,” Aventine CEO Thomas Manuel said at the grand opening. “This plant is a jewel in our cap and we’re honored to be among Indiana’s most innovative businesses. I am happy to report that we are already ahead of production goals. Today, we mark a successful launch and look forward to a long future in Mount Vernon.” Ethanol is a biofuel made from renewable sources – in this case, corn – that is fermented and distilled into alcohol. The ethanolmaking process also produces a valuable by-product called distillers dried grains – or “DDGs” – which is used as a protein-rich additive for livestock feed. 6 · Spring/Summer 2011 PORTSIDE MAGAZINE
“The port is a prime site for an ethanol plant,” said Phil Wilzbacher, Ethanol is a renewable biofuel port director at the blended into 90 percent of the Port of Indiana-Mount U.S. gasoline supply. Also known Vernon. “Being in the as ethyl alcohol, it is produced Corn Belt, Aventine when the starch in grains – such can source its corn with lower transportation as corn – is converted to sugar, costs and ship its ethanol then fermented and distilled into and DDGs by barge alcohol. right from its backyard. River transportation will provide them with a significant long-term competitive advantage in logistics costs.” The Aventine plant began producing ethanol in December and now is operating seven days a week. It has the capacity to produce 110 million gallons of ethanol per year using 40 million bushels of corn, which is nearly triple the port’s previous annual corn volume.
what is ethanol ?
What are ddgS ? DDGs are distillers dried grains, a valuable byproduct of the ethanolmaking process. DDGs are left over after ethanol is removed from corn and sold as a protein-rich additive used in livestock feeds.
mAJOR BENEFITS OF ETHaNoL • • • • •
Made from a renewable source Reduces carbon monoxide emissions Biodegradable Produced domestically Replaces harmful MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) as an octane-boosting additive In fuel • Creates high value byproduct (DDGs) used in livestock feed
ETHANOL BY THE NUMBERS Here are some of the things the ethanol industry contributes to the U.S. economy based on the Renewable Fuels Association’s 2011 Ethanol Industry Outlook: • • • • • • • •
10% of nation’s gas demand 70,400 U.S. jobs 13 billion gallons of ethanol fuel produced 445 million barrels of imported oil replaced 4.65 billion bushels of corn used 350 million gallons of ethanol exports 32.5 million metric tons of high-value feedstock 204 U.S. ethanol plants in January 2011, more than 3.5 times more than January 2001
Cover image and photos courtesy of John Blair Photography/Aventine Renewable Energy. “Aventine’s impact extends far beyond the 45 new jobs at the facility,” Wilzbacher said. “Ethanol and DDGs are commodities new to the port and have quickly become some of our largest volume cargoes. The corn used to produce the ethanol comes from the local area, so farmers and agricultural-related business will experience a positive impact as well.” Based in Dallas, Aventine is a leading producer and marketer of ethanol and DDGs. The company currently has two other facilities in Illinois and Nebraska, with two more under construction. Once all facilities are complete, Aventine will have the capability to produce roughly 460 million gallons a year – making the company the nation’s fifth largest ethanol supplier. In early 2011, Indiana was ranked fifth in the nation in ethanol capacity with the ability to produce 1.1 billion gallons annually, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Nationwide, the industry converted 4.65 billion bushels of corn into ethanol, making 13 billion gallons of the fuel and 32.5 million tons of livestock feed additives last year. Aventine is partnering with the port’s long-time grain terminal
operator, Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB), for purchasing corn from local farmers. The company has a four-million bushel elevator system at the port with additional grain storage at its other elevators in the region. CGB also markets the DDGs to companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC), a division of CGB, will handle the loading of ethanol and DDGs onto barge at the port. In 2010, the company constructed a unique bulk cargo loading facility with equipment used exclusively to transload ethanol from railcars, trucks and pipeline directly to barges. “Aventine’s innovative facility uses clean technology to produce biodegradable fuel that releases less carbon emissions than traditional fuel,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “The company plans to further reduce its environmental impact and increase its economic advantage by moving the ethanol and DDGs by water, the most environmentally-sound mode of transport. This plant is a wonderful addition to the port, the community and the state.” For more information, visit www.aventinerei.com. www.portsofindiana.com · Spring/Summer 2011 7
Ports commissioner raises funds to establish Haitian bank The only thing more powerful than the perennial hardship Phil McCauley found during his 2010 visit to Haiti was the strength and determination of its people. Haiti is prone to natural disasters, persevering through a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, four tropical storms in 2008 and widespread flooding in 2002,
Rev. Tom Clegg, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jeffersonville, Ind., feeds a child during a trip in October to San Raphael, Haiti. The church established a nutritional program that feeds about 50 to 60 children twice a day. 2003, 2006 and 2007. Much of the nation is rural with limited opportunities for jobs, medical care and education. After an extensive career in accounting and government, McCauley knew economic development and entrepreneurship were pathways out of poverty. So with the help of his church, he set out to raise funds to open a bank that could provide small business loans for women 8 · Spring/Summer 2011 PORTSIDE MAGAZINE
in the town of San Raphael. After nine months of working, planning and fundraising, the bank will open for business in July. “Most everyone knows of the devastation that takes place frequently in Haiti from hurricanes, drought, earthquakes and medical epidemics, but what most do not know is that Haitians are a Phil McCauley proud people with much dignity,” Ports of Indiana Commissioner McCauley said. “Our goal is to help people help themselves by providing education, training and capital in the form of small loans to start and maintain a business.” A Ports of Indiana commissioner since 2007, McCauley became involved with Haiti through his church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jeffersonville, Ind., and its pastor, Rev. Tom Clegg. Sacred Heart was matched with a Haitian sister parish in San Raphael, a town located roughly an hour and a half outside of Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien. The residents are poor and many have sub-standard housing. Sacred Heart assists the community in a number of ways including providing funds for elementary school teachers’ salaries, establishing a children’s food and nutrition program, development of an internet cafe and support for education. McCauley knows a little something about finance as a partner emeritus of the regional accounting firm McCauley Nicolas and Co. CPAs and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. On his first trip to San Raphael in May of 2010, McCauley became
interested in how a “micro-loan” program might help the area – an idea the church had been considering. He describes “micro-loans” as very small loans that are designed to help those in poverty start a business, which in some cases, is $25 to buy a flock of chickens. “After studying other micro-loan programs in Haiti, it looked to be quite a daunting task to establish a sustainable operation,” McCauley said. “The project looked a bit overwhelming for our meager resources, but in our research we found an organization was already doing this in other parts of Haiti – and doing it quite successfully.” The organization was a Haitian chartered bank named Fonkoze. Founded in 1995, Fonkoze is the largest not-for-profit micro-finance institution in Haiti. According to its website, www. fonkoze.org, its mission is “building the economic foundations for democracy in Haiti by providing the rural poor with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty.” It not only offers loan and banking services, but training for business and life-skills such as environmental stewardship, health and reading. Nearly 4,400 Haitians completed the program’s literacy training in 2010. Fonkoze has 44 branches throughout the poorest areas of Haiti, financing 50,533 loans totaling more than $10 million – an average of less than $200 per loan. Ninety-nine percent of the clients are women, who the organization’s founder, Rev. Joseph Philippe, describes as “the backbone of the Haitian economy and the doorway into the family unit.” On his second trip to Haiti last October, McCauley met with Fonkoze CEO Anne Hastings. He learned that if the church provided Fonkoze with $60,000, they could open a branch in San Raphael. The funds would cover start-up costs and allow it to operate for three days a week for one year. After that, Hastings believed operations would be stable enough to continue. Loans are repaid quickly, with entry-level loans starting at a six-month term. The bank also offers savings accounts with 234,000 clients organization-wide and deposits totaling more than $24 million. McCauley was surprised by how quickly the project came to fruition. “Fonkoze had serviced a few customers in San Raphael from
Port Commissioner Phil McCauley is helping to open a branch of Fonkoze Bank in San Raphael, Haiti, that will give small business loans to local women like these market vendors. their location about an hour away,” he said. “The bank personnel travel to San Raphael by motorcycle and hold conferences under a tree. Their familiarity with setting up new operations and the city of San Raphael helped them have a quick opening.” McCauley’s next trip to San Raphael will be in early 2012 – far enough away to be able to see the effect the bank has on the community. “The people of Haiti want and strive to provide for their children’s good health and a better life,” McCauley said. “They take great care of themselves in spite of the lack of electricity, plumbing, roads and other things we take for granted. They do a great job of maintaining their self-respect in very trying conditions. I am glad we can help them establish the foundation for a better life.” For more information on Fonkoze, visit www.fonkoze.org. To learn about Sacred Heart’s Haiti project, click on the “Sister Parish” tab at www.sacredheart-church.com.
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PORT REPORT - BURNS HARBOR
Open Season Loaded with 161-foot turbine blades, the M/V Avonborg arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on March 29.
First ship of 2011 brings ‘wind’ from Denmark PORTAGE, Ind. – The Port of IndianaEngineers Local 150, make this port a PORT REPORT Burns Harbor got an early start on its premier Midwest distribution point for 41st international shipping season. The wind components and oversized cargoes. Column by port’s first ship of 2011 was also the first The Avonborg was built in 2009 at Peter Laman ship to enter the St. Lawrence Seaway as the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Port Director the “M/V Avonborg” cruised in from the Shanghai, China, and weighs 12,000 Atlantic Ocean on March 22 carrying tons. On its journey to Burns Harbor, Contact Info: wind turbine blades from Denmark. the Avonborg was captained by Gert J.K. (219) 787-5101 The first ship signifies the start of the Mol and manned by a crew from both the firstname.lastname@example.org international shipping season, the arrival of Netherlands and Philippines. vital materials needed by local business and the creation of jobs for longshoremen, crane operators, truckers FMT’s Klancer returns to Burns Harbor and many other workers who depend on the port. I’d like to welcome back a long-time The Avonborg was the first ship through the St. Lambert friend of the port as Vic Klancer has returned Lock in Québec, Canada, as the seaway opened its 53rd shipping to Burns Harbor in the role of general manager season and it arrived at Burns Harbor on March 29. The vessel for Federal Marine Terminals. Klancer carried 75 of the longest wind turbine blades in North America previously worked as traffic manager for FMT on their journey from Esbjerg, Denmark, to Payne, Ohio, where at Burns Harbor, but spent the last two years as the turbines will be installed in Horizon Wind Energy’s Timber general manager of the company’s Milwaukee Road project. This was the first of three ships to come through the facility. port carrying components for the Ohio project. The blades were A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Vic Klancer manufactured by Vestas in Denmark, transported to the U.S. by Klancer started his career at Calumet Harbor Federal Marine Terminals Wagenborg Shipping of the Netherlands and off-loaded by Federal Terminals in 1972 and was transferred to Marine Terminals (FMT), the general cargo stevedore for the Port Burns Harbor in 1974. Outside of the past two years in Milwaukee of Indiana. Benchmark Marine Services served as the shipping and a stint in Norfolk, Va., Klancer spent most of his career in or agent. around Burns Harbor with Tri-State Terminals, Ceres Terminals, FMT enjoys an international reputation as a premier handler Universal Marine, Klancer & Assoc. and Jack Gray Transport. He of large, high-value project cargoes. Just last year, the company joined FMT in 2007. handled 15 shipments of wind components at Burns Harbor Vic and Kimberlee, his wife of 38 years, have three grown and has recently made significant investments in specialized children and one grandchild, with another on the way. He and his cargo-handling equipment. FMT’s experience, combined with family have lived in Valparaiso, Ind., for 32 years, and while he our productive workforce of the International Longshoremen’s said they thoroughly enjoyed Milwaukee, they are very happy to Association Local 1969 and International Union of Operating be back home in Northwest Indiana. www.portsofindiana.com · Spring/Summer 2011 11
PORT REPORT - MOUNT VERNON
From Field to Stream River shipping is vital to the local farming community. The port handled more than 500,000 tons of agriculture products in the first five months of 2011. Through May, the port’s ag shipments were up 29 percent vs. the same period in 2010.
Business is “growing” for Tri-County Agronomics MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – For Tri Corn and soybeans each make up about County Agronomics, business is growing in PORT REPORT 45 percent of Tri-County’s crop seed sales, more ways than one. Tri-County has been with wheat accounting for the remaining 10 helping area farmers grow crops for more percent. Column by than 20 years. Now the company is setting Phil Wilzbacher Tri-County Agronomics is the southern the stage for its own business growth – by Port Director Indiana retail division of Tri-County investing in a computer-automated loading Chemical Inc., based in Eldorado, Ill. The Contact Info: system, adding seed treatment capabilities company owns three other facilities located (812) 833-2166 and increasing storage capacity for fertilizer in Illinois and has served customers in email@example.com and agricultural chemicals. The company has Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and provided seed and fertilizer to farmers since Tennessee for more than 50 years. opening at the port in 1991. To learn more about Tri-County Agronomics, visit www. Tri-County caters to farms of all sizes, selling liquid and dry liquidnpk.com. fertilizers and a full line of seed and micronutrients – the trace minerals needed in soil for optimal plant growth. The company takes Hartstack promoted at CGB pride in offering personal, hands-on customer support, with services We’d like to congratulate Consolidated Grain and Barge’s Leland including custom product application, logistics, soil analysis and Hartstack as he takes over the position of group facility manager, consultations by trained certified crop advisors. where he oversees the day-to-day operations in The recent investments are part of a renewed focus on market CGB’s western portion of the Ohio Valley region. development by increasing capacity to serve a wider customer base A Texas native, Leland started with CGB and adding new equipment, such as spray rigs and spreader trucks, in 2008 as a merchandiser in Catoosa, Okla., that will speed up distribution and help the company cover more moving to the same position at Mount Vernon ground. in 2010. Prior to that, he worked for Cargill’s animal nutrition division. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in agriculture economics, he spent three years as a teacher and coach of baseball and football in Texas. He and Leland Hartstack his wife Tricia have two young sons, Hudson and Consolidated Grain & Barge Hayden. Hartstack is replacing Scott Strickland who moved upriver to CGB’s facility at our sister port in Jeffersonville to take the new position of regional barge freight trader.
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PORT REPORT - JEFFERSONVILLE
Congressional Dynamics U.S. Congressman Todd Young (left) toured Steel Dynamics with Plant Manager Jordan Breiner during a visit to the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville earlier this year. Young hosted a business roundtable with business leaders from port companies including Consolidated Grain and Barge, Kinder Morgan, Tanco Clark Maritime, Metals USA and Ohio River Metal Services.
Idemitsu honored for expansion’s economic impact JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – We see the of economic development for One Southern PORT REPORT economic impact of our companies everyday Indiana. “They believed in the potential at the here at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and port and the possibilities in southern Indiana Column by are proud when one of our own is recognized and really took a leap of faith by choosing our Matt Smolek by the community. One Southern Indiana area.” Port Director honored Idemitsu Lubricants America Idemitsu recently received a tax Corp. as a finalist for the Economic Impact abatement from the City of Jeffersonville Contact Info: Award at its annual Business Awards in for a plant expansion. The company plans to (812) 283-9662 May. Nominations are based on a variety invest $21 million to expand manufacturing firstname.lastname@example.org of factors, including the company’s capital capabilities and add 28 jobs. investment, tax benefits to the community, “When you look at a company like number of jobs created and the reputation as a good corporate citizen. Idemitsu, with locations around the globe, they can invest virtually Idemitsu’s facility at the port is the company’s only North anywhere in the world,” Hall said. “The fact they consider this port American manufacturing facility, a wholly-owned subsidiary of location for continued investment is indicative of the partnership Idemitsu Kosan Co. of Japan. Established in 1911, Idemitsu is one formed between the Ports of Indiana, the City of Jeffersonville and of Japan’s largest oil and energy companies. This location makes Idemitsu Kosan.” more than 200 different formulations of lubricants and can annually Finalists for the Economic Impact Award were determined produce 17.1 million gallons of industrial and automotive oils and by members of One Southern Indiana’s staff from new projects fluids, such as power steering and transmission fluids. The company announced in the past year. According to Hall, Idemitsu was a clear joined the port in 1992. finalist from the start. The other businesses honored in the economic “At the time Idemitsu chose the port to locate this facility, development category included winner Accent Marketing of there was a lot of vacant land and not a lot of commerce – some, Jeffersonville and finalist Talon Logistics of New Albany, Ind. Now in but not anything like you see today,” said Matt Hall, vice president its 23rd year, the Business Awards dinner at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, Ind., brought together 400 people to recognize 24 companies in six categories.
New rail crossing increases port safety
We recently partnered with the Indiana Department of Transportation to upgrade a busy rail crossing at the port. The project included new signals, crossing gates, flashing lights and warning bells, all constructed at a cost of $233,000. Not only was this a significant safety improvement, but it also greatly improved traffic flow through the area. Previously, there were stop signs at the rail crossing instead of crossing gates. I guess you could say this project added a few muchneeded “bells and whistles.” The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville recently added new signals, gates, flashing lights and warning bells to the Port Road rail crossing. www.portsofindiana.com · Spring/Summer 2011 13
Enviro•Focus Environmental issues are very important to the Ports of Indiana. As a port authority, the Ports of Indiana has the dual responsibility of protecting and enhancing our environment while building infrastructure that facilitates economic development.
RiverWorks Discovery teaches importance of rivers A young student on a class field trip boards a riverboat for the first time. A family at a nature center works together on a massive 3-D puzzle of a towboat. A teen-ager conducts a hands-on experiment to learn about water flow. These are just some of the ways RiverWorks Discovery educates children on the commerce, conservation and history of America’s rivers. RiverWorks Discovery was created in 2004 by AEP River Operations, a barge company based out of St. Louis, Mo. By 2009, the program had grown beyond the company’s main mission. To grow and expand the program on a national level, AEP gifted RiverWorks to the National Rivers Hall of Fame in Dubuque, Iowa. The river center sees more than 200,000 visitors a year and ABOVE: Children learn about the inner workings of a lock from a hands-on exhibit at the RiverWorks Discovery booth. BELOW: Girls has earned the distinguished piece together a 3-D puzzle of a paddleboat during Cincinnati’s annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest event. Photos courtesy of Bryn Weller Smithsonian Institution museum Photography and RiverWorks Discovery affiliation. The RiverWorks program can be tailored to educate different groups at a variety of events – class field trips, festival booths or museum tours. One constant is the “Kids for Clean Rivers” pledge that every participant signs. Errin Howard, RiverWorks Discovery program manager, says one goal is to get children out to the nearest navigable river and hopefully give them a boat ride. “Many of the kids haven’t even seen a river up close, let alone traveled on one,” Howard said. “Just because someone isn’t near a navigable river does not mean we don’t want to educate them about our rivers. The organization geared its educational standards toward third grade through high school age groups, and is partnering with the National Energy Education Development Project on programs for middle and high school students that focus on river transport of energy sources, such as ethanol, oil and coal. While Howard is based in Cincinnati, the program is offered in 16 states and has reached more than 350,000 children and 2,000-square-foot traveling exhibit that will visit partner venues adults. It currently has 57 sponsors nationwide, ranging from ports free of charge thanks to a grant. It will stop at the Gulf Coast first, and barge companies to museums and environmental groups. emphasizing the relationship between the Inland Waterways and “Many people don’t understand river transportation,” Howard the Gulf Coast shippers. said. “We try to help the public make the connection between what “The program’s primary goal is to reach as many people as they see on the river and how it affects their daily lives. They see possible on a national scale,” Sutter said. “Not everyone lives close barges carrying coal that generates the electricity to turn on their enough to see the museum in Dubuque or visit one of the inland lights and they see barges carrying grain that might end up in their rivers. When the traveling exhibit hits the road in the fall of 2012, bread.” it will reach several thousand people at a time with our message of According to John Sutter, director of sales and marketing river conservation and commerce.” for the National Rivers Hall of Fame, RiverWorks is building a For more information, visit www.riverworksdiscovery.org. 14 · Spring/Summer 2011 PORTSIDE MAGAZINE
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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 Communications provider ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor 250 W. U.S. Highway 12 Burns Harbor, IN 46304 219-787-2120 Steel mill Calumite Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5045 Calumite processing Cargill Inc. 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 501 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5000 Steel processing Federal Marine Terminals Inc. 415 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1017 Stevedoring Feralloy Midwest Portage 6755 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9698 Steel processing Feralloy Processing Co. 600 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8773 Steel processing Frick Services 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 Tugboat, towing, barge services HealtheACCESS Clinic 6615 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8662 Occupational healthcare facility Indiana Pickling & Processing 6650 Nautical Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8889 Steel pickling
International Longshoremen’s Assoc. Local 1969 6031 Melton Road U.S. Highway 20 Portage, IN 46368 219-764-9715 Maritime union Lakes and Rivers Transfer 4600 E. 15th Ave. Gary, IN 46403 219-787-9280 Bulk stevedoring, trucking Leeco Steel 1000 E. Boundary Road Portage, IN 46368 800-621-4366 Steel plate service center Levy Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8666 Aggregate processing Metro International Trade Services LLC 345 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8690 Metals distribution and storage Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 915 W. 175th St. Homewood, IL 60430 708-798-1110 Steel processing and distributor NLMK Indiana 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8200 Hot-rolled steel processing Precision Strip Inc. 6720 Waterway Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-1602 Steel coil processing S&L Great Lakes Transportation 1175 George Nelson Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-764-3700 Transportation SMS Mill Services 6735 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1020 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, Indiana 46368 219-787-8159 Liquid storage, handling Tube City IMS Division by NLMK Indiana 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-0004 Transportation United States Steel Corp. U.S. Highway 12 Portage, IN 46368 219-762-3131 Steel mill Walsh & Kelly 24358 State Road 23 South Bend, IN 46614 574-288-4811 Asphalt processing
Listed below are companies with facilities and services at Indiana’s three ports Port of Indiana Mount Vernon
Port of Indiana Jeffersonville
2751 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 46720 812-838-4382
5100 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9662
Agrium U.S. Inc. 2501 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-9779 Fertilizer distribution
Airgas Specialty Products 5142 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-6932 Chemical mfg. and distribution
Aventine Renewable Energy 7201 Port Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-9840 Ethanol production
Arctic Minerals 5140 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 46130 812-283-6616 Mineral processing and distribution
CEMEX/Kosmos Cement 3301 Port East-West Road 570 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3465 Cement distribution
Chemtrusion Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2910 Plastic resin processing
CIMBAR Performance Minerals 2700 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5236 Minerals processing
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 Grain terminal, bulk stevedore,
Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division 2801 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3214 Grain terminal Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3214 Soybean processing plant Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3208 General cargo stevedoring,
rail-tobarge bulk terminal and logistics
Evansville Western Railway 724 W. 3rd St. Mount Vernon, IN 47620 866-812-3897 Full-service railroad
Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 3300 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5532 Coal transloading to barge TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service P.O. Box 607 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4889 Towing, fl eeting, barge cleaning/ repair, stevedoring
Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 General cargo stevedoring
Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-4600 Industrial cylinder mfg. FedEx Ground 5153 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-0781 Parcel distribution logistics Flexible Materials Inc. 1202 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7000 Wood-panel processing Green Lines Transportation Inc. 702 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-258-3515 Transportation, common carrier
Mead Johnson Nutrition/Kenco Logistic Services 3101 Highway 62 East Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3416 Distribution and warehousing
Tri-County Agronomics 1711 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide and
Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. 701 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3300 Lubrication for auto industry Interstate Structures A division of Mid-Park Inc. 1302 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-6430 Steel fabrication Jeffersonville River Terminal 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Steel galvanizing Kasle Metal Processing 5146 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Metal Processing
Kinder Morgan 5146 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4938 Warehousing, stevedoring, logistics
Metals USA 702 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Metals processing, distribution MG Rail 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Rail services Mytex Polymers Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2900 Plastic resin distribution Namasco 5150 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-4141 Steel warehousing and distribution
Nova Tube Indiana 1195 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-285-9796 Steel tube manufacturing Ohio River Metal Services 5150 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4770 Steel processing and distributor OmniSource – A division of Steel Dynamics Inc. 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2268 Scrap metal processing Roll Forming Corp. Indiana 1205 N. Access Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-0650 Roll-forming of steel components, structural tubes Steel Dynamics Inc. 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1490 Steel coils galvanizing Tanco Clark Maritime 5144 Utica Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7300 Liquid storage, handling TMSi 1251 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-5850 Distribution and warehousing Valmont Industries Inc. 1117 Brown Forman Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-5241 Steel galvanizing Vitran 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7211 Freight services, distributions Voss/Clark Industries 701 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-7700 Steel processing and distributor
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Portside is an award-winning magazine published by the Ports of Indiana covering a broad range of topics related to the state's unique port...