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Senator Young visits Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

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U.S. Senator Todd Young, R-Ind, visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Wednesday.

Young, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has worked closely with the State of Indiana to ensure the success of Indiana’s ports.

“Indiana’s ports are an important asset that help Hoosier businesses sell to the world,” Young said. “It’s important for Congress to craft policies and invest in the infrastructure to help them thrive. Burns Harbor in particular is an economic engine for the Northwest Indiana, and I look forward to our continual cooperation.”

Young has worked on several issues in support of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor during his time in the Senate, including supporting the Port’s application for a U.S. Department of Transportation FASTLANE grant. Young has also supported policies to promote the continued success of Great Lakes commerce by fighting for regulatory certainty for Great Lakes users, advocated on behalf of crucial dredging and restoration projects in Northwest Indiana, and urged the Army Corps’ to conduct an expeditious review of the Soo Lock project to provide for the efficient flow of goods on Lake Michigan.

Business activities at Indiana’s three ports contribute $7.8 billion per year to the state economy and support 60,000 jobs. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is home to 30 businesses, is designed to quickly and efficiently transport products by truck, rail, barge or ship, and annually services approximately 100 ships, 400 barges, 300,000 trucks, 12,000 railcars, and 200 laker vessels.



Posted 9/20/2018




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