Original news was published 15 February, 2018
The Ports of Indiana handled 1.8 million tons (1.6 million tonnes) of cargo in 2017, a five percent increase over 2016.
Shipments of heavy lift and project cargoes, such as wind turbines, and storage tanks, increased by 27 percent year-on-year over 2016.
Other major cargo increases for the Ports of Indiana in 2017 included coal, steel, fertiliser, ethanol, as well as limestone, increasing by 26 percent; and minerals, up 29 percent, over 2016 levels.
This was the fourth consecutive year that the ports handled over 10 million tons (9 million tonnes) of cargo.