Increasing efficiency and capacity and improving facilities for tenants is always top of mind for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.
An ongoing river deepening project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will only help the Port to remain competitive in shipping commodities and berthing larger deep-draft ships.
The draft of the shipping channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Baton Rouge will increase from 45 to 50 feet by 2025, and studies have indicated that each additional foot of draft will add approximately $1 million of cargo value capacity to a vessel.
AT A GLANCE
Top executives: Jay Hardman, P.E., Executive Director
Address: 2425 Ernest Wilson Dr., Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
Other improvements and developments at the Port involve modernizing infrastructure, allowing for a higher volume of commodities—and making headlines around the country.