Monday, April 19, 2010

Indiana port extends deadline for rail switching RFP

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The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor says it has extended its Request for Proposals deadline to April 26, 2010 (end of business day), from the original deadline of April 21.

The complete Request for Proposals document and support information, issued by Portage, Ind.-based Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, is accessible at the port’s website at

The port, located 18 miles from Chicago on the south shore of Lake Michigan, seeks a rail switching provider to handle sea-to-land traffic, which includes 15% of U.S. steel trade with Europe. The port says it handles international ships via the Great Lakes connection to the Atlantic Ocean and barges via inland river links to 38 states and the Gulf of Mexico.

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