Port Log - Winter 2018

FINAL FRAME

Three major interstate highways connect the Port of South Louisiana to major U.S. markets. Interstate 10 extends across the nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Interstate 55 reaches points as far north as Chicago, Detroit, and St. Paul. Interstate…

PORTraits

Filming of NCIS: New Orleans at PSL’s Executive Regional Airport   Women in Maritime Operations (WIMO) Lunch & Learn at Associated Terminals Port staff in attendance: Melissa Folse, Alex Hernandez, Patti Crockett and Lisa Braud   WIMO Lunch & Learn…

A NUMBERS GAME

Through the Third Quarter of 2018, the Port of South Louisiana’s throughput totals display why it’s a vital economic engine for the River Parishes and why increasing depth levels in the Lower Mississippi River via dredging is so important.

AIRPORT EVOLUTION

In less than a decade, the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport has undergone a radical transformation — one that will continue with the recent announcements of new public hangars and other upgrades.

AROUND THE PORT

The westernmost parish of the River Parishes, St. James has a plethora of ‘must-dos’ for those passing through or setting down roots.

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

2018 was an exciting year for the Port of South Louisiana. Perhaps the most important milestone of the year was the endorsement of the proposal to deepen the main channel of the Mississippi River to 50 feet by the US…