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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...

Company News across south Louisiana’s industrial corridor [Q2 2018]

GBRIA honors safety leaders The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Contractor Safety Excellence Awards at a banquet...
rail tank cars

Is it time to update industry standards for rail tank cars?

Industries that use railroads to ship flammable liquids are replacing or retrofitting their rail tank cars to meet more stringent design standards first issued...
The Water Institute of the Gulf is working at Port Fourchon

What’s the Water Institute of the Gulf doing in Lafourche and Lake Charles?

Anchored by a new building and a renewed sense of purpose, the Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge is turning its gaze...
In April, the Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment center, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal

The Big Picture: Globalplex Intermodal Terminal celebrates 25 years

THE ANNIVERSARY In April, the Port of South Louisiana commemorated the 25th anniversary of operations of its transshipment center, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. The 335-acre multipurpose...

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