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Port of New Orleans and Port of Caddo-Bossier to Move Cargo on the Mississippi River

Pierre St-Jean

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Port of New Orleans, also known as Port NOLA, unloaded 300 cold-rolled coils from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the barge at Coastal Cargo in the breakbulk and heavy-lift terminal at the Louisiana Ave on June 10. Their final destination would be at the Ternium Corporation, a steelwork manufacturer in Shreveport.

Transported composites to barge from the SK Shipping Start Challenger upstream will be off-loaded at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport as they made their way upstream. The Port of New Orleans and the Port of Caddo-Bossier are both located in Louisiana, by the Mississippi River. Both portss have worked together from time to time to ensure the shipment of cargo and flow between entities.

“This is a great example of two Louisiana ports coming together to facilitate commerce in the State and moving cargo on the Mississippi River,” commented Brandy D. Christian, the President and CEO of Port NOLA and also CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt railroad.

"Last year we handled a record-setting number of steel coils and are glad to be partnered with the Port of NOLA, in barging steel coils to one of our customers,” said Eric England, Executive Port Director of the Port of Caddo-Bossier.

The four barges arrived at the Port of Caddo-Bossier a month ago on June 24. The significant shipment of steel coils further emphasizes the role of Port NOLA is a rail and waterway gateway for the state of Louisiana, not only for the Midwest region. It is also a prime example of how both ports utilizing Louisiana’s maritime assets.

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