First Ships of Season to Reach Burns Harbor

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A ceremony this afternoon will welcome the first ships of the international season to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Officials report more cargo was handled last year at the Lake Michigan port than any year since 2006. Shipping tonnage at all three of Indiana's ports also increased. A report released in January states that 8.3 million tons of cargo was handled in 2013, which was also the highest total since 2006.

April 17, 2014

News Release

PORTAGE, Ind. (April 16, 2014) - The first two ships of the international shipping season are expected to arrive at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Thursday. If both ships arrive as planned, a ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. CDT to present each captain with "The Steel Stein" symbolizing the arrival of the first ocean vessel of the year.

Source: Ports of Indiana