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Port of Greater Baton Rouge container traffic rises 66% in 2018

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge moved more than 13,600 containers last year. That's up 66% from 2017’s some 8,200 containers. Jay Hardman, executive director...

Leonardo Helicopters support center lands in Broussard

Leonardo Helicopters has opened a Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard.  The company, which has operated in the aerospace industry for more than 100...

Port of New Orleans sets a new container traffic record

The Port of New Orleans has set a container traffic record, thanks in part to the Panama Canal expansion and growth in resin exports.  The...

Industries likely to reap benefits from Mississippi River deepening project

If an Army Corps of Engineers plan to deepen the Mississippi River channel to Baton Rouge moves forward, as appears likely, a variety of...

Gulf Coast logistics managers fret impending bottlenecks

A sharp increase in the export of petrochemicals in the last two years has contributed to a supply chain bottleneck and forced many Gulf...
Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center

Bell Helicopter closing Lafayette Assembly Center

Bell Helicopter is closing its Lafayette Assembly Center. The move comes as Louisiana Economic Development is terminating its Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the company and...
autonomous trucking

Louisiana prepares the way for autonomous trucking

As autonomous vehicles edge closer to reality in the U.S., public and private groups are scrambling to prepare for the eventuality of such technology...
resin container-on-barge

As transportation costs escalate, resin makers turn to container-on-barge service

Empty shipping containers that once sat idle in Memphis are today playing a critical role in supporting Louisiana’s plastic resin market. In a fortuitous...

Trump’s trade war spooks Louisiana ports, businesses that rely on them

The place that stands to take the hardest hit in the global trade war can be found right in our backyard. Most U.S. grain,...
Louisiana infrastructure

How the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan will impact south Louisiana industry

The Trump administration unveiled its $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan this spring to a characteristic mix of fanfare and skepticism. Meant to energize investment by...

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