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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor names Metro Ports terminal operator

Norfolk Southern Railway serves the port.
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Metropolitan Stevedore Co. (Metro Ports) will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on July 1, port officials announced yesterday.

Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port's East Harbor for port tenants and outside shippers of bulk cargo, including products for steelmaking, agriculture, manufacturing, energy and construction.

"Having a 165-year-old company like Metro Ports select Indiana to launch its Great Lakes operations is a tribute to our state's business climate and our extremely successful port system," said Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper in a press release.

Metro Ports handles a wide range of bulk and breakbulk cargoes around the country, including aggregates, potash, coke, coal, cement, fertilizer, borax, bauxite, RoRo, military, steel, wind energy, yachts and project cargo.

The port is served by Norfolk Southern Railway.

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