“As one of America’s largest tonnage ports, the Port of South Louisiana is the premier sea gateway for U.S. export and import traffic…”
Port of South Louisiana’s district spans 54 MILES of the Mississippi River (MM 114.9 to MM 168.5) in the parishes of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James. It is an INDUSTRIAL region known for its petroleum refining, grain and petrochemical transfer and storage facilities.
Port of South Louisiana ranks #1 in total domestic TRADE, #2 in total foreign trade and imports, and #3 in exports. Throughput accounts for 15% and 57% of total U.S. and Louisiana exports, respectively.
229M tons of cargo were handled at the Port of South Louisiana via over 3,160 oceangoing vessels and 55,284 barges