Tue, June 12 2012 23:01
The Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor handled its first shipment of wind components in May and has seen major increases in several steel products as well as industrial and agricultural cargoes. This has resulted in a 6% increase in 2012 shipments through the first five months of the year. Significant increases in early shipments of fertilizer, corn and soybeans amount to 10 times greater shipments than at the same time last year.
The Port has reported that they have seen new outbound shipments of slag material for Phoenix Services, one of three companies opening new facilities at the Port in 2012. The Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor is located about 45 miles from Starke County, Indiana.
The entire St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period of March 22 through May 31 were up 3.7% over the same period in 2011.