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.
Thanks to mild winter weather, The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled cargo from a lake vessel in January for the first time since 2006.
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled cargo from a lake vessel in January for the first time since 2006. Mild weather made it possible for the "James Kuber" to travel to and dock at the Portage port, said Port Director Peter Laman.
Shipments to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor in Portage rose 10 percent in 2011 as cargo volumes for limestone, steel, fertilizer, coal and salt improved compared to the previous year.
The head of Indiana's state port system said Wednesday its Burns Harbor location is on track to handle more cargo in 2011 than in any year since 2006.
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