Port of Indiana

Port of Indiana (HMWHR)

Location: Mt Vernon, IN 47620 Posey County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 55.895', W 87° 53.655'

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Mount Vernon

River commerce was central to the livelihood of nineteenth century towns along the Ohio. This is still true in the twenty-first century. The Port of Indiana Mount Vernon is the eighth largest inland port in the country based on trip to-miles. It moves more cargo by water and rail than any other port in Indiana. This Ohio River port handles three to five million tons of grain, coal, fertilizer, steel, minerals, cement and heavy lift project cargo each year.

Located near the median center of the U. S. population, this port is only 152 miles from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. With more than 900 acres of land and many tenant companies, it offers advanced material handling, abundant specialized storage and room to grow with several industrial sites available.

The port provides 12 month barge access to the Gulf of Mexico and fleeting capacity for 450 barges as well as tug, towing, switching and dry-dock services. The port has six miles of rail track, dedicated locomotives for intraport switching, storage for 200 railcars and service by the Evansville Western Railway with potential interchange to five Class I railroads.

Mount Vernon is part of the Ports of Indiana three port system operating on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River. Indiana ranks 14th in the nation for waterborne shipping.

By the Way:
More than 50 percent of the Indiana border is water-based. This includes Lake Michigan and the Ohio and Wabash rivers.
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 421413 N 4198601
Decimal Degrees37.93158333, -87.89425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.895', W 87° 53.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 53.70" N, 87° 53' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 149-199 E 3rd St, Mt Vernon IN 47620, US
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