During 2016, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville handled 2.2 million tons of cargo, making it the third consecutive year the port has exceeded 2 million tons of cargo.
In a news release the port said that its annual shipping total was 17 percent higher than the previous five-year average.
Steel shipments last year in 2016 were the second highest in port history.
There are 14 companies at the port that process or handle steel, aluminum, lubricants or plastics that support the top six automakers in the United States, port officials said.
The port is served by CSX and the Louisville & Indiana Railroad.