Maritime

REAL LIFE ON THE RIVER

RiverWorks Discovery erases assumptions about the business environment on America’s waterways   Thanks to RiverWorks Discovery, Old Man River got a fresh new look — one that’s changing the way both kids and adults view commerce and culture on domestic…

MEETING NEEDS, FINDING A WAY

As they have for nearly a century, agents at T. Parker Host do anything and everything to serve the multiple needs of clients.   The business – one of the premier and most well-respected full-service ship agency firms – that…

New Name, New Mission

Officials at the Port of South Louisiana asked folks via social media for a new moniker to the revamped St. John Airport. The winner hit home in more ways than one.   It’s got a new runway, new terminal, new…

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

For most of last century and well into this one, American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) continues to set the pace on the Mississippi River, and beyond, among cargo carriers.   When it comes to caring for and transporting cargo up…

MEET THE NOBRA President

The first spark of interest in a career path often happens in childhood when a teacher or parent says something that strikes a chord with the child’s developing mind. For Captain Stephen Hathorn, river pilot and President of the New…

MEET THE PLANT MANAGER

Johnny Chavez takes great pride knowing Dow’s St. Charles’ reputation for finding solutions may be unmatched   There’s no stumping Johnny Chavez, not even when the Dow veteran of nearly three decades is asked the tricky question of how many…

SAVING THE SWEET SMOKE

Thanks in part to east coast businessman Mark Ryan, South Louisiana’s unique Perique tobacco is enjoying a rebirth both locally and globally     South Louisiana is a land loaded with traditions. We have a language all our own, spoken…

TRANSPORTATION CENTER OF THE AMERICAS

                        The state legislature established the Port of South Louisiana in 1960 to promote commerce and industrial development along the 54-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that runs through…

DIRECTOR’S LOG

The soaring interest in Mississippi River-front industrial sites within the Port of South Louisiana district has certainly kept us busy. Within the last 24 months alone, there have been at least eight new heavy industrial project announcements. Companies from far…