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
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
a proven hull form and a specialized arrange- ment optimized for ? re? ghting. The new ? re boats are be- ing built at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility and are intended to replace older ? re boats cur- designed by Metal Shark’s in-house engineering team and rently operated
them to purchase purpose-built ves- The good news was balanced by a local proposal to build a sels that will increase the viability of the service. As Louisiana’s baseball stadium and thousands of housing units in close proxim- chemical industry grows, the barges are essential to increasing the ity to the
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to Suderman & Young Towing Com- pany. The M/V Ted C. Litton was designed by Robert Al- lan Ltd of Vancouver, BC and built at Gulf Island’s, Jen- nings, Louisiana facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Suderman & Young Towing Company. Gulf Island is currently building nine (8)
its service in the challenging marine environments in which own barges to lease directly to customers. As the Metairie, the barges will operate. Louisiana-based company expands its role, it plans to build a safer ? eet of barges and pushboats. Most recently, the DEFINING PERFORMANCE DEMANDS company
were also time is running out because the session accounting for almost half of the $41 and recommendations “to encourage and companies listed from Louisiana, Min- ends February 23. However, some kind million total. expedite offshore wind industry devel- nesota and Ohio. of central wind of? ce is broadly
able to celebrate 120 years in operation this year.” As part of its recent growth initiative, Vane Brothers is having Conrad Industries of Amelia, Louisiana, build three new barges, each equipped with seven John Deere PowerTech marine engines. The three Double Skin (DS 801-803) barges measure 123 by
VESSELS Construction on OSU Research Ship Starts Louisiana at Gulf Island Shipyards. The ship will be the ? rst in a class of Regional Class Research Vessels funded by the National Science Foundation. The vessel is scheduled for delivery to Oregon State in the spring of 2021, and will be fully operationa
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ports paying considerably more. For example, lic.” He added that “with all due respect, the principal customer the average 2014 compensation set by the Louisiana Public Rate of a pilot is not the ship or the ship owner, it’s the public interest.” Commission for the Associated Branch Pilots for the Port of
respectively. The General MacArthur is currently under con- our nation’s infrastructure investments. We’re able to make struction at C&C shipyard in Louisiana. investment decisions that will carry based on a level of cer- tainty that we are comfortable with. EE: Weeks has been making major investments
under a 12-boat order announced signed by Bristol Harbor Group and built at Conrad’s Ame- last year. Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at lia, Louisiana, facility). This was the ? rst new AT/B to join the company’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility, the the Vane ? eet since 2007. The Assateague
you back to the story a barge-mounted crane struck a popular commuter bridge of a pilot serving onboard a towboat on a Midwest river in Donaldsville, Louisiana resulting in damage to the Sun- and towing astern a 50’x50’ ? exi? oat spud barge. On shine Bridge that of? cials say will cause the bridge to
harsh www.metalsharkboats.com Four new high-speed patrol boats speeds in excess of 45 knots. climatic conditions found in Norwegian manufactured by Louisiana, USA-based A fully-enclosed pilothouse shields Norsafe con? rms repeat order for waters. The ? ush aft deck with cargo shipbuilder Metal Shark
vessels. If those options are exercised, the total value would nearly $523 million. The Houston, Texas-based company has three shipyards in Louisiana, and will build the T-ATS at its Houma yard. The Ta-Han is one of ? ve ex-U.S. Navy ATFs, along with two ex-U.S. Navy ARSs, still serving in
groups shore.” Under construction by Gulf Is- transferred to Oregon State from Woods that have chartered it, including the land Shipyards, LLC in Louisiana, the Hole Oceanographic Institution to re- U.S. Navy, the National Oceanic and vessel is scheduled for delivery to OSU place OSU’s Wecoma, which
by the Merchant Twin Disc’s presence in the market by Again at Maritime Program Marine Academy community and adding complementary products and at Louisiana College family, focused on effectively and ef- powerful new technologies. Addition-
Marine. maritime history at $58 million, with cently selected new of? cers and elected Laheij joined the company in 2016 shipyards and services in Louisiana, John Falconetti as Chairman. Falconetti and has since then held the position Mississippi, Alabama, and Venezuela. is Chairman and CEO of Jacksonvil
Rico. Young Brothers Accepts Delivery of First of Four Ocean-Going Tugs The ? rst of four new ocean-going tugs designed by Da- men USA, and built by Louisiana-based Conrad Shipyard, has been delivered to Young Brothers – an independent subsidiary of Foss Maritime. The Kapena Jack Young com- pleted sea
siana One Call, the Louisiana Mid- Continent Oil and Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, and many others have joined forces at the most senior and political levels to iden- tify knowledge gaps and breakdowns in the system, assess current state and federal requirements, share informa- tion