Ports of Indiana is seeking a general cargo terminal operator for Jeffersonville port in the USA.

The port authority will release a request for proposals (RFP) before the end of March 2021; the winning operator will take over operations at the facility from January 1, 2022.

Ports of Indiana said operators will need to provide a business plan that demonstrates initial processes as well as plans for future growth of operations at the general cargo terminal.

“As part of the RFP process, Ports of Indiana will be looking for a long-term business partner to provide stevedoring and distribution services to existing customers, grow and diversify cargoes, make investments into facility expansions and drive projects that create significant economic benefits for the regional economy,” the port authority said.

The terminal consists of a 10-acre (4.1-ha) section of land adjacent to the Ohio River, two barge docks, a 131,000 sq ft (12,170.3 sq m) warehouse, four acres (1.6 ha) of dock space, outdoor storage areas, and a 500 ft (152.4 m) covered craneway for all weather transloading of commodities between barge, rail, truck, and warehouse.