Indiana

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Indiana transports $18.4 billion worth of freight each year along the state’s 358 miles of inland waterways. That amounts to 118 million tons of commodities shipped to, from, and within the state. Indiana docks ship cargo by barge to 15 other states and receive commodities by barge from 14 states, making the state’s waterways a significant source of regional economical growth.

Indiana 2004 Waterborne Commerce Commodities Moved to, from and within the State

(values in millions of dollars)

Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value
Coal 2,987,088 15,316,024 ** 18,303,112 $697
Petroleum 619,163 753,053 735,491 2,107,707 $330
Aggregates 5,528,018 2,553,693 2,298,047 10,379,758 $464
Grain 3,852,764 99,555 0 3,952,319 $604
Chemicals 344,527 945,475 ** 1,290,002 $353
Ores/Minerals ** 889,563 ** 889,563 $45
Iron/Steel 205,762 681,220 ** 886,982 $705
Other 233,717 316,526 0 550,243 $523
TOTAL 13,772,551 21,555,109 4,603,302 39,930,962 $3,721

** Insufficient barge operators to release this tonnage – included in “Other Commodities”

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Shipments on Ohio River Basin waterways only

Indiana 2004 Commodities Shipped by Barge to and from Other States

(values in millions of dollars)

Shipments To Tons Value Top Commodity Shipments From Tons Value Top Commodity
Louisiana 4,477,560 $606 Grain Illinois 12,044,627 $482 Coal
Kentucky 3,162,250 $233 Limestone Kentucky 3,575,496 $319 Limestone
Ohio 2,342,876 $72 Limestone W. Virginia 1,450,709 $91 Coal
W. Virginia 1,883,795 $65 Limestone Louisiana 1,407,546 $505 Petroleum
Illinois 487,790 $107 Coal Texas 1,066,658 $133 Ores/Minerals

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Shipments on Ohio River Basin waterways only