Maritime

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…