Unprecedented Mount Vernon Shipments Drive Record

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(Image courtesy of the Ports of Indiana.) (Image courtesy of the Ports of Indiana.)
MOUNT VERNON -

The Ports of Indiana is reporting a record first quarter. The statewide port authority says the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon had the highest volume ever for any Indiana port in the first three months of the year, driving the total cargo handled by the three ports to 3.2 million tons. Big jumps in coal and grain shipments helped boost the record in Mount Vernon, which is coming off a record year for any port in the system's 57-year history.

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Port Director Phil Wilzbacher says "it's encouraging to see the upward trends continue, especially in coal and agricultural shipments, which make up over 90 percent of this port's cargo. This first quarter certainly sets the pace for what we anticipate being another strong year for maritime shipments throughout Indiana."

Increases in fertilizer, liquid bulk and salt shipments helped the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville's quarterly total rise by three percent, compared to the same period last year. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor's year-to-date shipment total was down slightly.

You can connect to more about the Q1 results by clicking here.

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