The grain industry is the core of the port business in the Lower Mississippi River area, generating $1.7 billion of spending in the area and over 7,300 jobs according to a study recently conducted by the Port of South Louisiana.
Louisiana's Lower Mississippi River ports handle more tons of cargo than any other port area in the world. The main component of t h a t cargo is grain. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show that the Louisiana Megaport complex handled 374 million tons of total cargo in 1989 and 44 percent of t h a t cargo was grain, including corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, sorghum, barley, rye, oats, flax seed, flour, semolina, animal feed and other grain products.
The total value of Megaport grain exports is between $11 billion and $ 13 billion per year, providing thousands of jobs for American citizens employed in grain production, handling and shipping.
The grain industry has a substantial economic impact on the River Corridor and on the State of Louisiana. In 1989, the grain industry and the related maritime industry produced $1.7 billion of direct spending and $2.2 billion of total spending in the River Corridor area.
The 205-acre Riverplex International Inc. terminal in Louisiana is to be turned into an intermodal cargo-handling facility by the Port of South Louisiana, which recently paid $12.1 million to purchase it. The terminal will be renamed Globalplex. The terminal has handled dry bulk cargoes for the
boats and ships for military, law enforcement, fire rescue, and a wide spectrum of commercial applications. At its facilities in Franklin and Jeanerette, Louisiana, Metal Shark manufactures vessels in aluminum, steel, and fiberglass. In addition to the diverse lineup of models designed by its in-house team of
that calls for a two-cents-per-barrel tax on crude oil transferred from barges or tankers at marine facilities in the state is being created by Louisiana officials. Estimated at $10 million annually, the fund would be administered by a coordinator within the office of Gov. Buddy Roemer. According to
platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal, will extend 875 feet from the seafloor to the top of its drilling derrick and is scheduled
The Louisiana Shipbuilding and Repair Association recently elected its board of directors and officers for the 1986-87 year. Richard N. Bollinger, a director of Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc., Lockport, La., was elected chairman of the board of LSRA. Reelected as president (executive direc
Employers are hiring in coastal Louisiana, especially as offshore drilling picks up in the Gulf of Mexico. Companies are concerned about finding enough skilled workers in a locally tight labor market. For mariners, a variety of training programs at different levels and costs are offered in south Louisiana.
Louisiana relies on dredging for navigation and land restoration When maritime stakeholders think about dredging, they typically first conjure up visions of harbor deepening projects to accommodate those giant, post-Panamax boxships. Conversely, inland players hope for maintenance dredging in the
Act,” an assertion pushed by certain people with their own agenda, claims we heard following visits with officials from the Ports of New Orleans, South Louisiana, Houston and Galveston. Claims have been made that the U.S.-Flag dredging industry is not included within the purview of the coastwise laws of the
was general manager of this firm before joining the Port Fabrication team. Mr. Kelly, of Lafayette, is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana in petroleum engineering, was formerly with Mobil Oil Co. as construction foreman, senior production foreman and engineer, and with Tenneco as
will be to develop sales and marketing programs relative to major clients of Marsh & McLennan's 11 offices in eight southeastern states, including Louisiana. Mr. Mead will continue to be based in New Orleans. A native of Marksville, La., Mr. Laborde joined Marsh & McLennan in 1962, was appointed an
the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual AWO Marine Safety Seminar December 4-5, 1991, at the Hyatt Regency at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The seminar agenda features some of the industry's top professionals, scheduled to speak on such topics as how to
back to her cherished cer by Jan-Wim Dekker. Crescent City. A member of the New CEO at the Press Club of New Orleans and Buese Named Evac Group the Louisiana Press Association, Tapio Kolunsarka has been named she was a reliable, trusted and Campbell President frequent contributor to Marine- Campbell
concerned by the fact that the NTSB Passenger Vessel Association has continuously—for many years—advocated for the • Paul Sterbcow, President, Louisiana Coast Guard to implement procedures for conducting Association for Justice regular inspections, reporting maintenance needs for all of a boat’s
ca and Latin America. Previously, Bar- of Kongsberg Maritime. in locations including Georgia, Central rie was Head of Global Key Accounts Florida, Louisiana and the Texas Gulf for Danfoss Drives. In a 25-year his- Coast. He earned his BS in Construc- RAL’s Harford receives Maritime Excellence Medal
BOAT ergy and fuel economy. The vessel was procured as part of an FOR BRAZOS PILOTS $11 million gift for the construction and operation of a new Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a state-of-the-art research vessel that will expand teaching, re- custom welded-aluminum pilot boat
and ter USCG License with First Maritime Advocate for the Class Pilotage for the Southern New Orleans Steamship As- Delaware Bay Region. sociation (Louisiana Maritime Association). Jeff Vogel is a partner in Coz- en O’Connor’s Transportation & Tom Ewing is a freelance Trade Group. Jeff focuses his writer
wide, but the gate leaves are storm surge barriers, such as the Delta on wheels. The Bubba Dove ? oodgate Works and River Thames barriers. In in Louisiana uses a ? oating barge gate the US the New Bedford/Fairhaven 250 ft wide and is reported to have been port was severely ? ooded by hurricanes
nullify such agreements are ties can work around the package limita- in the candy bowl meant the venue had in contract negotiation and/or drafting/ the Louisiana Oil? eld Anti-Indemnity tion either by (a) de? ning a package and not read the contract, and there would be reviewing the same can and often
ferry with energy storage, providing service from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula. The ferry is being built at Gulf Island Shipyard in Jennings, Louisiana. TSGI will provide construction oversight to TxDOT during the entire construction process. The diesel-electric with energy storage system will
percent by Shane Guidry and 30 percent embraced by energy operators but facilitating the growth has by Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Q- its challenges. This exciting development uses a very low-cost LNG will own and operate assets providing marine transportation polymer composite
be signed Island Wind Farm (BIWF), which has been operating off- for approximately 17,000 MW of additional projects as shore Rhode Island since 2016. Louisiana-based Gulf Is- a result of state commitments by 2030, bringing the total land Fabrication, Inc. constructed the jacket foundations forecasted amount
the group’s man- Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions). as chairman in 2013. Toomy repre- agement. Paci? c Green Technologies sented Dist. 85 in the Louisiana State is an exhaust gas scrubber manufac- Legislature from 1984 until 2008 and turer. The ? rm’s order book exceeds Navico Appoints Frostad President
. Around that time, the cost of fuel had Like the James River run, the Sea- Barry Parker, bdp1 dropped precipitously, which worked cor AMH service in Louisiana is a key Consulting Ltd in favor of surface alternatives. part of petrochemical supply chain provides strategic and tactical support, in- Even
complimenta- activity has led to an uptick in exports of cargo, notably ry regional ports. The new ecosystem will see multi-modal polymer resin out of Louisiana. The containers are then links on the landside, for cargo originating inland, but loaded up and sent down to New Orleans. will also ? nally experience
River for Cooper Consolidated. Metal Shark Delivers Pilot Boat to Brazos Pilots designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Frank- lin, Louisiana shipyard. This new pilot boat is intended to replace the pilots’ smaller, single-engine 40’ pilot boat, im- proving safety for crews while enhancing
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safe, durable, three fully self-con- performance oriented tained shipbuilding fa- professional grade cilities in Alabama and rigid in? atable boats Louisiana, specializing (RIBs) ranging in size in the design and ef? - from 15-41 ft. that cient high quality con- ful? ll a variety of mis- struction
construction services at its ? ve shipyards located in southern cess, delivering value on a vessel that is truly unique to its speci? c application. Louisiana and Texas. Increased production capacity and a highly skilled and growing work-force Diversity of offerings has been Conrad Shipyard’s niche. Built
the average person in South utilizing an 18 to 26 cubic yard bucket for the next vessel to arrive depending ability to ensure the cranes are always Louisiana. Associated is challenged with on dense cargoes up to an 85 cubic yard on where the vessel is anchored. Hav- making the future workforce aware
distributors of Twin Disc, Hamilton Jet, and Veth Propulsion products along the gulf coast for the marine industry. Sewart strategically operates two Louisiana of? ces located in Morgan City and Harvey to support their customer base in marine industry and Texas-Based operations are headquartered in Friend- swo
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supply, offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana with a full service operations shore base facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Harvey Gulf has international presence with of? ces in Mexico
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done a good job of spacing Today, at three fully self-contained facilities in Alabama their revenue stream across multiple sectors. Their version and Louisiana, Metal Shark manufactures vessels in alu- of diversi? cation involves multiple markets, vessel types, minum, steel, and ? berglass, with current
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