Port Log - Spring 2019

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 the St. Charles, St. John and St. James tri-parish regions.

DIRECTOR’S LOG

The River Parishes’ resident industries are the life and blood of the regional economy and the Port of South Louisiana. In 2018, these companies moved over 303.1 million short tons of cargo, in spite of cargo movement stumbling blocks (e.g.,…

A DESIRABLE DESTINATION

Joint recruitment efforts by the Port of South Louisiana and state agencies like Louisiana Economic Development have resulted in numerous new businesses setting up operations along the Mississippi River, and high-paying jobs for the skilled workforce of the region.

PORTraits

(both photos) The Port attends the annual NBAA schedulers and dispatchers conference to promote the Executive Regional Airport. Vincent Caire, Airport Director, and Lisa Braud, Port Manager, are pictured.   Noranda Alumina Chairman and CEO David D’Addario (center) pictured with…