Port Of South Louisiana Awarded $13million Federal Transportation Grant

Grant is slated for improvements at the Port’s public facility, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal

2020 02 21 Marad Pid Grant Award Presentation

In February 2020, Congressman Garrett Graves announced that the Port of South Louisiana was awarded a $13.4 million federal port infrastructure development grant for improvements at Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. The project submitted for consideration and subsequent award is fully intermodal in that it will include a new heavy capacity dock access bridge, an access road, a rail spur, and a dry storage area with conveyors to move bulk material.

“These grant funds will go a long way to assist the Port with many very important multi-modal projects,” says Executive Director Paul Aucoin. “We want to thank Senators Cassidy and Kennedy, and Congressmen Graves, Scalise, and Richmond for their support and assistance. The Port also appreciates the confidence Secretary Elaine Chao has in the Port in awarding us this multi-modal grant.”

“Our ports are an integral component of our Nation’s economic success,” said Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. “As the Administration continues to invest in America’s infrastructure, this program will further modernize and improve the efficiency of our waterways.”

These improvements will allow efficient transportation and storage of bulk and breakbulk material by rail, water, and truck that will complement projects currently underway, including dock reinforcement and new mobile harbor cranes, and stimulate nearby industrial development by allowing the dry storage and transloading of various construction materials.