Port Log - Summer 2020

PORTraits

Honoring our community and partners In Memorium: Mr. James “Raymond” Fryoux, represented St. Charles Parish on the Port of South Louisiana Commission from 2008-2015. Mr. Fryoux was a resident of Destrehan and owner/operator of Fryoux Tankerman Service Inc, Fryoux Tankerman of…

People of the Port

Lester Millet III Lester Millet III has held the positions of Policy & Planning Director and Safety Risk Agency Manager for the Port of South Louisiana for the past 14.5 years, serving as a public/private stakeholder liaison on issues pertaining…

Bridging the Discovery Divide

It’s no secret that the Mississippi River — and the commerce, culture and opportunity it affords the maritime industry — is one of the main economic assets in South Louisiana. But who are the workers making it possible, and does…

River Parish companies give back

In good times and bad times, those who do business at the Port of South Louisiana have always stepped up to the plate, and the immediate action of several companies after the outbreak of COVID-19 only solidified that reputation further.…

Port Director Calls for Investment in Maritime Infrastructure

As Louisiana moves through the phases of business reopening and societal reintegration, local stakeholders are turning their sights toward recovery and are urging the national administration to focus on strengthening maritime infrastructure. Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin…

The Natco Way

You might be hearing the words “pivot” and “adapt” more and more these days, as businesses small and large find ways to position themselves for sustainability and survival during the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily for Natco Food Service, the perfect pivot…

Partnering for Preparedness

When the Port of South Louisiana hosted the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) during the first week of March, aiming to discuss global partnerships that would bolster the economy in times of need, they had no idea how…

Sky-High Sights

The Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport (KAPS), which serves as the aerial gateway to the largest tonnage port in the western hemisphere, recently welcomed Let’s Go Fly Academy to its facilities. The airport services business and corporate jets,…

River Parish Tourism, A New Day …a New Way

While the world got put on “PAUSE,” Buddy Boe and the staff at River Parishes Tourist Commission took a strategic, proactive approach toward promoting the region during this time of crisis. The Port of South Louisiana is located along the…

Director's Log

Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, Port of South Louisiana facilities operated as normal as possible while carefully following strict best-practice directives from state and federal agencies. Concurrently, the Mississippi River experienced a high-water event earlier in the season than normal,…