Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.
People sometimes describe Indiana as landlocked. They either don't know their geography or don't make it up to Northwest Indiana very often.
Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch and roll as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.
PORTAGE | An estimated 2.5 million tons of steel and other cargo passed through the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor last year, the most since 2006.
A later Thanksgiving holiday has created a shorter shipping season and less time to get gifts going to recipients.
Shipments rose 16 percent at the Port of Indiana Burn Harbor in October, the sixth straight month tonnage has increased.
Shipments at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor are on pace to hit a new high since the recession, as the navigation season is winding down.
INDIANAPOLIS | Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Mike Pence created a "blue ribbon" panel Thursday to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the federal government's "Asian carp czar" toured a portion of the Wabash River Monday to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the invasive fish species.
Stevedoring companies and cargo carriers in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area may be missing business opportunities as a result of lower than expected water levels on the Mississippi River and other sections of the inland waterway system.
The U.S. Coast Guard cleared ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor to use unaffected sections of a dock after it partially collapsed Tuesday under the weight of material stored on it.
Damage assessments have to be completed on a collapsed ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor dock and the Canadian freight ship that delivered cargo to the facility Tuesday.
PORTAGE | An ArcelorMittal dock wall at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor was crushed under the weight of cargo off-loaded from a ship early Tuesday morning, officials said.
*Great Lakes ports on the St. Lawrence Seaway System handled more than 18.8 million tons of cargo through July 31, which is flat compared to the same period a year ago, according to Marine Delivers.
PORTAGE | A representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the state port commission Thursday it will request funds to complete an important dredging project for the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.
Cargo shipments handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor are up 6 percent in the first five months of this year from the comparable 2011 period, according to data released Tuesday from a U.S. and Canadian marine industry coalition.
PORTAGE | Cranes lifted steel coils from a ship three at a time Tuesday at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor as part of a seemingly choreographed routine of cargo handling.
PORTAGE | Officials from the Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor are planning a ceremony Tuesday morning in Portage celebrating the arrival of the port's first international ship in the 2012 shipping season.
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor received an award from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. for its performance during the 2011 navigation season.
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