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Port authority awarded $4M for additional storage capacity at Burns Harbor

Aerial view of the Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor. (courtesy: Ports of Indiana)

PORTAGE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Ports of Indiana $4 million to construct a multimodal storage facility at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, including a new warehouse and storage pad.

The grant fund, which will be administered through the Federal Maritime Administration, will cover some of the costs to improve bulk cargo supply chain logistics and storage capacity.

The port authority says the grant will fund construction of an 84,000-square-foot warehouse and a 1.65-acre storage pad in the east harbor arm of the port.

“We greatly appreciate the funding for this conversion project, which will transform an open space into a necessary indoor area to house bulk cargoes that come through our port,” said Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Vanta Coda.

Public bidding is tentatively set for early 2022 with anticipated construction slated for the spring of 2022.

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