Jefferson Parish Council unanimously supports Avondale acquisition

In April, the Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment center, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal
Photography courtesy Port of South Louisiana

The Jefferson Parish Council announced last week that it had unanimously passed a resolution calling on the State Bond Commission to support a bond request from the Port of South Louisiana to purchase Avondale Global Gateway.

In January, the port announced intentions to purchase the former Avondale Shipyard from current owner T. Parker Host. The Council resolution states that the new partnership between the Port of South Louisiana and Avondale will “increase economic growth in a facility that once employed over 5,000 people.”

“This expansion of the Port of South Louisiana will revive Avondale and could be the gold standard for port activity,” says Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. Read the announcement.