The Port of South Louisiana is getting a $13.4 million grant from the Department of Transportation to fund its Globalplex Multi-Modal Connections Project in LaPlace.
The project will construct a new heavy capacity dock access bridge, an access road, a rail spur and a dry storage area with conveyors to move bulk material.
The Port of South Louisiana is the largest tonnage port in North America.
In an announcement last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said the multimodal grants “will further modernize and improve the efficiency of our waterways.”
“These grant funds will go a long way to assist the Port with many very important multimodal projects,” says Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin.
Aucoin estimated work on some of the improvements will start within three months.
The industrial park in Reserve, called Globalplex, is operated by Associated Terminals.