Thursday, August 6, 2009

Port Director - Port of Jeffersonville, Indiana

We are initiating an extensive, full search of passive, previously identified and active potential candidates for the Port Director position in Jeffersonville, Indiana with the Ports of Indiana.  This is a highly visible role, responsible for direction, leadership, and continued growth of Indiana's newest and potentially fastest growing port.

The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville is one of the fastest growing ports on the Inland Waterway System. This intermodal transportation gateway is located on the northern bank of the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Ind., directly across the river from Louisville, Ky. This location is within a one-day drive of more than two-thirds of the U.S. market and is adjacent to the "automotive and appliance alley." 

The newest of Indiana's three ports, the Jeffersonville port began operations in 1985 and quickly established a convenient network of traffic routes and onsite services that offer companies a number of competitive advantages. 

The port also offers:

        •12-month ocean access to world markets via the Inland Waterway System to the 
          Gulf of Mexico
        •1,000 acres with approximately 26 tenants
        •Foreign Trade Zone classification
        •Service for a wide variety of commodities and general cargo products such as 
          corn, soybeans, fertilizer, plastics, paper, iron and steel
        •Onsite storage of approximately 1.6 million bushels of grain with a throughput 
          rate of 30,000 bushels per hour
        •3,200 linear feet of riverfront access.

Waterways - State-of-the-art river facility provides 12-month barge access to world markets via the Inland Waterway System and the Gulf of Mexico. With 3,200 linear feet of river frontage, corn, soybeans, fertilizer, paper, iron and steel are all efficiently handled at the port.

Rail - Port provides competitive rail service to shippers throughout the nation by way of CSX and the Louisville Indiana Railroad Co. These carriers provide interchanges with seven Class I railroads including CP, NS, CN, CSX, KCS, BNSF, and UP. The port also offers tenants an intraport short line that provides on-site switching services through M.G. Rail.

Highways - Located at the Crossroads of America, the Jeffersonville port is directly connected to the Louisville-Jeffersonville I-265 bypass, which provides unparalleled interstate access to I-65, I-64 and I-71, making it possible for port businesses to reach over two-thirds of the U.S. market within a one-day's drive.

Air - The port is located just 14 miles from the Louisville International Airport via I-65 where 90 commercial flights depart daily to 50 U.S. cities. Also, the Clark County Airport, located eight miles from the port, offers a full service aviation facility.

The key elements of a successful Port Director in Jeffersonville as outlined by the executive team in Indianapolis are:

1)  Executive Presence
2)  New Business Development Expertise
3)  Operational Leadership
4) Transportation Business Background (maritime exp. helpful)
5)  Real Estate Development/Leasing

Ports of Indiana was created in 1961 by the Indiana General Assembly to replace the Indiana Board of Public Harbors and Terminals (IBPHT), established in 1939.  The Ports of Indiana is dedicated to facilitating economic development in Indiana through logistics facilities and services, maritime industrial and commercial development, development finance tools, and strategic public-private partnerships.  

The state's three-port system serves the world's most productive industrial and agricultural region through a combination of strategic location, intermodal connections and specialized facilities. The Ports of Indiana is a quasi-governmental organization that operates a statewide system of ports, foreign trade zones and economic development programs under the authority of the Indiana Port Commission, a seven-member bipartisan board appointed by the Governor.  Each year, the Ports of Indiana ships more than 6 million tons of cargo making Indiana the 14th most productive in the United States.

Career Solutions Group is handling full candidate research, including identified candidates, active candidates, and targeted passive candidate sources.  Executive recruiting and identification of recommended candidates will follow our client's talent acquisition strategy.  The finalist talent selection process will fully explore each finalist's ability to meet the position objectives and excel in the role and within the organization.  

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