Transport

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...

Ready or not, a production surge is on its way to the Gulf Coast

The ripple effects of the shale boom will likely be felt far downstream. In December, panelists at the Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference...

The Big Picture: Working together

A BIG PARTNERSHIP In November, the second of five heavy-lift project cargo pieces manufactured in Louisiana was exported through the Port of New Orleans, bringing...

Megaprojects require complex negotiations involving multiple stakeholders—particularly when it comes to logistics

Operating in a global economy involves partnerships within and across industries. This is evident with a number of large-scale, complex projects taking place across...

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