Plaquemines Port secures container terminal site

(Courtesy Port NOLA)

Plaquemines Port announced Aug. 11 that development partner LA23 Development Co. (LA23 Devco) has secured the site for a future container terminal, reports American Shipper. The land sits on the west side of the Mississippi River, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, with rail access to both Union Pacific and BNSF lines.

The port has been working with LA23 Devco and Sustainability Partners to find the land and to design the logistics network for rail access. The deepwater gateway container terminal would sit on 1,000 acres with 8,200 feet of river frontage in Plaquemines Parish and  accommodate ships with capacities of up to 22,000 20-foot equivalent units.

American Patriot Holdings (APH) will ultimately provide inland container shipping service from the port to inland Midwest pojrts. APH’s liners can provide payload capacity up to 2,375 TEUs in the lower portion of the river and 1,800 TEUs in the upper river and tributaries. Sustainability Partners has begun working on a $50 million project to connect the port to the railroads. Rail access will extend 10 miles from the river to several terminal operators in the area. Read the entire story.