The Ports of Indiana – Mount Vernon located in the southwest region of the state, is the sixth busiest inland port in the U.S. Record-breaking demands for coal and agriculture products propelled the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon into historic territory with more barge shipments in the first six months of 2018 than any port in the history of Indiana’s ports. Approximately 4.7 million tons of cargo moved through the port in the first six months of 2018, an increase of 36 percent from the same time last year. Key drivers of the record shipments included maritime shipping increases in coal, grain, dried distillers grain, calcined coke, salt and soy products. Watch as Phil Wilzbacher, director of Ports of Indiana – Mount Vernon talks about what attributes to its current success and how the location of Southwest Indiana plays a major part.