Metro Ports to lead bulk terminal operations at Port of Indiana

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PORTAGE, Ind. — Metro Ports will be responsible for bulk terminal operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor. The company will work with tenants in the steelmaking, manufacturing, agricultural, energy, and construction industries, according to a Metro Ports news release.

In 2016, the Burns Harbor facility handled nearly 2.6-million tons of cargo following a $2.5-million investment in port infrastructure by the Port of Indiana. Construction crews increased vessel capacity by dredging and stabilizing two ship berths. Crews also replaced approximately 2,000 feet of industrial tracks and rehabilitated several switches within the complex.

Norfolk Southern serves the Burns Harbor terminal, which is located southeast of Chicago along Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana.

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