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Supply Chain Panel: ‘Amazon Effect’ has altered industrial customer expectations

The petrochemical industry has been forced to transform the way it manages its supply chain due to the impact of the "Amazon Effect" on...
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Bollinger acquires vessel designer, constructor

Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards, the largest privately owned shipbuilder in the U.S., on Sunday announced it has agreed to acquire VT Halter Marine Inc. and...

Tangipahoa Parish offers a unique opportunity for business

The physical geography of Tangipahoa Parish makes it attractive to businesses in many sectors, but especially advance manufacturing and distribution. Tangipahoa, and particularly Hammond, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 12 and Interstate 55, and within an hour’s drive of New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Experts at LSU weigh in on impact of historically low Mississippi River

During October, the Mississippi River has seen record low levels from Illinois to Louisiana. In Baton Rouge, the low level has revealed a more...

Port NOLA makes progress on planned new container terminal in St. Bernard Parish

The Port of New Orleans says major progress is being made on the planned $1.5 billion container facility that will be built in St....

Investigation into Seacor tragedy highlights need for locator beacons

The results of an investigation into the deadly capsizing of an oil industry boat off Louisiana’s coast that killed 13 mariners in April 2021...

Corps begins constructing underwater sill to halt saltwater intrusion in Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District began construction of an underwater sill on Oct. 11 across the bed of the Mississippi...

T. Parker Host opens Avondale Global Gateway

T. Parker Host announced last week that it had transformed the former Avondale Shipyards into the Avondale Global Gateway, a global logistics hub for...
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Number of oil spills in U.S. waters drops significantly

Oil and natural gas spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. waters dropped dramatically in the decade spanning 2010-2019, compared to the previous decade,...

Low Mississippi River water levels impacting barge traffic

Parts of the Mississippi River are so low from weeks of drought that barge traffic is being limited at the worst possible time—as crop...

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