Nearest Deepwater Ports
The State of Indiana ships 71 million tons of cargo by water each year, ranking the state 14th among all states in waterborne shipping. More than half of Indiana's border is water, which includes 400 miles of direct access to two major freight transportation arteries – the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway and the Ohio-Mississippi inland river system. Indiana’s three ports are located in the northwest and southern corners of the state. Operated by the Ports of Indiana, they are located in Burns Harbor/Portage on Lake Michigan and Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon, both on the Ohio River. Major cargoes at the Ports of Indiana include grain, coal, steel, limestone, fertilizer, minerals, salt and project cargo.
Terre Haute is within approximately 120 miles of all three ports, which are accessible by rail and highway.