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
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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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sailing into Singapore, New Or- related solutions. The collabo- As the shipping industry becomes of navigation-related de? ciencies, per- leans Louisiana and Novorossiysk were ration will cover all aspects of more digitalized and embraces a higher haps because they are easiest to identify. most
soon between Richmond and Norfolk. overwhelm domestic highways and rail. Similarly, the realization Like the James River run, the Seacor AMH service in Louisiana that largely under-utilized rivers and coastal waterways – what the is a key part of petrochemical supply chain there. Scheduling is Waterways
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to see Rich- facturing experience and holds a BS in engineering services both will move ard go, he has loyally served OMSA Electrical Engineering from Louisiana to Crowley’s Shipping business unit. and the offshore industry for more Tech University and earned his MBA Leading that team will be Shiju Zach-
.offshoremarine.org our organizations will host the NOIA-OMSA Offshore in the coming weeks for registration information. Wind Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. This half-day In 1941, Mr. Brace was correct in his assessment that event will feature three panels of industry experts. markets are hard to
? rst truly offshore drilling and production bring for offshore energy, our organizations know these 30 platform 10 miles off the coast of Morgan City, Louisiana. MW of wind power will be paltry by tomorrow’s standards. By 1949, 44 wells had been drilled into the Gulf of Mexico. The University of Delaware’s
laws and regulations and combine it into a more reliable drive train suitable for the commercial market.” Meet the OXE Outboard Laborde Products of Louisiana and Texas is the authorized distributor of the OXE Diesel outboard engine for the Gulf of Mexico and Mexican states. Mack Boring & Parts Co.
shortsea tunities. It will also take countless trucks egation gave an excellent talk. One by structure Inc. released its list of Top 50 services in Louisiana and Virginia, and off the road, reduce pollution (Kunkel’s one, they got up in sequence – represen- strategic projects. Among these impor- support
is slated to be installed those of us that live and work in south Limetree Bay, St. Croix, USVI, is in the as chairman for a one-year term on the Louisiana know the power of neigh- process of restarting an idled re? nery ? nal day of AAPA’s 2019 Annual Con- bors helping neighbors to endure and with
Executive Team Award. The award was established in 1967 and is presented each year to an individual who has made signi? cant contributions to the Louisiana port and maritime community. The award will be presented posthumously due to Baldwin’s untimely death in late March 2019. Baldwin worked in the
, Jr., founder nesota State Legislature in 1955 to foster domestic and international of customer care, and given oversight of Southern Sails of Louisiana, LLC for the company’s key apparel cus- and SVP of Sales & Marketing for maritime commerce, trade devel- tomer shipments. the Coastal Cargo Group