This report is taken form the Aug. 10 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

On August 4, Castlen Enterprises filed a permit application with the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build and operate a new barge terminal on the Ohio River near Mt. Vernon, IN.

The proposed project would be located on the Ohio River at mile 830.5.

The project would include the construction of a barge-unloading facility for transporting fertilizer.

The facility would include a 195-foot by 35-foot work barge, a 140-foot by 35-foot work barge, an articulating conveyor, and an elevated belt line.

The facility would have a maximum riverward projection of 125 feet from the normal pool elevation.

USACE seeks public comments to evaluate the project’s impacts until September 4.

From 2016 to 2022, between 276,000 tons and 316,000 tons of fertilizer have moved through Mt. Vernon, IN