The Port of Indiana is an international seaport that is located only 15 miles west of Michigan City. The Port of Indiana – Burns Waterway Harbor handles vessels involved in shipping on the Great Lakes, as well as international shipping via the St. Lawrence Seaway. The facility handles approximately 6,000,000 tons of domestic bulk and general cargo per year and conveniently serves the Chicagoland area without the congestion and complications of Chicago harbors. Any deep draft freighter can navigate the St. Lawrence dock and turn around at the Port of Indiana, mostly without tug assistance.
The Port of Indiana is one part of a three-port system that offers 12-month access to the Inland Waterway System reaching 22 states and over 40 percent of the U.S. population. Major highway access provides a virtual network of interstate routes that reach more than half the nation’s population in a day. Indiana has one of the heaviest concentrations of rail routes in the country and ranks seventh in the nation for air transportation with more than 500 airports.
Classified as Foreign Trade Zone #152, The International Port at Burns Harbor allows shippers to take advantage of duty-free storage, repackaging and assembly for imports and exports.
The International Port at Burns Harbor