Indiana – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor director said the port would embark on $20 million in projects over the next four years to increase its cargo handling capacity.
The deepwater port on Lake Michigan will construct two rail yards to serve unit trains, a road connecting to the rail lines, and 1,800 feet of dock. Another project will build a marshaling yard for trucks to wait, similar to cell phone parking lots at airports.
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the port a $9.85 million grant, which it will use to help fund the intermodal improvements. The Ports of Indiana, which oversees three ports on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, will fund the remainder of the costs.