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 past four years, ranging from minerals to wood chips.
The Port of South Louisiana plans a five-phase renovation that will enable the facility to handle general and neo-bulk cargoes.
Included in the Riverplex facility are an industrial park, foreign trade zone, 454 feet of wharf, two major rail links, about 300,000 square feet of warehouse, gantry cranes, three 80-foot silos, a water treatment plant and a conveyor system.
The Port of South Louisiana will spend $2.4 million on dock extensions to allow the complex to berth two vessels at once. Another $3.1 million will be spent to install an automated ship-loader as well bagging facilities.
Centurion Seaport Systems Inc.
of New Orleans was hired by the port to manage the facility.
Louisiana's No. 3 commodity is forest products, the bulk of which moves not through Louisiana ports, but through Mobile, Ala.
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
Rouge, to 50 feet. The channel measures 45 to 47 feet deep now. More dredging would allow Mississippi River ports like New Orleans, Plaquemines and South Louisiana to handle large post-panamax vessels traveling through the expanded Panama Canal. Coastal Master Plan Projects Released in January, Louisiana's
, and billed as a dual-purpose custom fireboat, Command & Control and Multiuse Port Security Boat, the Metal Shark 75 recently built for the port of South Louisiana is powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel inboards with a conventional straight shaft drive system. The 75’ Endurance can also be equipped with
utilitycargo vessels for a large European operator, three fishing vessels for a Middle East country, and a 165-foot cargo-supply vessel for a south Louisiana boat company," he said. Mr. Michot, who is former State Superintendent of Education and Lafayette Parish Legislator, and founder of the chain of
.1 million tons in 1990, tops in the country. The 1990 total port-wide cargo rose a healthy 7.7 percent over 1989 tonnage. In fact, the Port of South Louisiana is part of Louisiana's vast Mississippi River Port Complex, which accounted for a total tonnage of 366.9 million tons in 1988, far outstripping th
by 20-foot beam, 150-passenger excursion boat, to Maryland Tours, Inc. of Baltimore, Md. The new vessel made the 2,000-mile delivery trip from its south Louisiana shipyard " ... absolutely trouble-free, without even a minor problem," general manager of Aluminum Boats Salvador J. Guarino, said. The Baltimore
of Pott Industries. George Engine, with headquarters in Harvey, has branches in Baton Rouge, Morgan City, and Lafayette and dealers throughout south Louisiana. Key Power Systems of Miami, Fla., is a wholly owned subsidiary of GECO, one of the world's largest distributors of marine engines, transmissions
Allison Division, with wholly owned branches in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Morgan City, La., and more than threedozen dealers throughout south Louisiana. The company's main plant and offices are situated at 1401 Destrehan Avenue in Harvey, La. GECO also has a subsidiary, Key Power Systems
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. For those businesses without the significant wherewithal and training resources of a Kirby Corporation, for example, there are other viable options
Guard and military vessels and commercial offshore and inland vessels. Bollinger currently operates ten shipyards, strategically located throughout South Louisiana and Texas with unrestricted access to the central Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. The Case: With 28 dry docks ranging in capacity
key areas. The company's franchised dealers, of whom there are more than 70, are located in nearly every important township and city throughout South Louisiana. Sales to the maritime industry account for well over half of GECO's entire business, which will exceed gross sales of $140 million in 1981
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