January 29 - The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville handled 16 percent more cargo in 2015 compared with the previous year, driven mostly by large volumes of steel and agriculture products.

Shipments of steel more than doubled the previous record set in 2014, helped in part by rising demand in the US auto industry, said Ports of Indiana. The port handled approximately 1,300 barges, 17,000 rail cars and 180,000 trucks during 2015.

In addition, 2015 saw the port awarded a USD10 million TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation, which will partially fund a USD17 million intermodal project, and help break ground on a USD30 million transport corridor that will link the port with the River Ridge Commerce Center's industrial park.