Ports

Port of South Louisiana dedicates new $11.6 million headquarters

The Port of South Louisiana (PortSL) officially opened its new headquarters building in Reserve last week, reports L'Observateur. The $11.6 million, 30,000-square-foot facility, centrally located...

New Orleans, Israel ports establish ‘Innovation Embassy’

Representatives from the Port of Ashdod south of Tel Aviv, Israel, and leaders from five Greater New Orleans business organizations have signed a letter...

Lafourche Port Commission’s $36.7 million land purchase paves way for new bridge

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission announced last week that it plans to purchase more than 850 acres of land south of Leeville, including all...

IMTT sells Gretna bulk liquids terminal to BWC Terminals

IMTT announced last week that it has closed on the sale of the company’s bulk liquids storage terminal in Gretna to BWC Terminals LLC....

Report: Drax expected to boost Louisiana economy by $536 million in 2023

An independent, third-party economic analysis has shown that Drax Group, a leader in sustainable biomass, could contribute $536 million to Louisiana’s economy in 2023, reports...

Louisiana ports on alert for cyber vulnerability

Dropping river levels and backlogged barges aren’t the only threats facing Louisiana’s ports. There’s been an increasing number of cyber attacks aimed at port...

Waning consumer demand puts U.S. ports in a different place

In January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, and importers were paying $20,000...

After just two years, Smart Port initiative now at 70 vessels

Just two years after the launch of the Lower Mississippi River Smart Port & Resilience Center by The Water Institute of the Gulf, some...

Mississippi River drought now a stabilized crisis

A record-breaking drought throughout the Mississippi River basin is finally beginning to ease, reports The Gazette. Low water levels impacted barge traffic and grain exports...

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...

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