State considers adding fourth shipping port

I ndiana may be landlocked by most definitions but its waterborne cargo traffic still ranks 11th in the nation - a position that might rise if the state expands its port system as planned. Gov. Eric Holcomb is pushing forward with a proposal to locate a port along the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, likely in Lawrenceburg, where officials hope to redevelop the site of a former power plant.


The state's port at Burns Harbor in Portage provides shippers with ocean access through the Great Lakes and handles cargo that includes iron, steel, grain, chemicals, fertilizers, limestone, coal and more.