Port of Greater Baton Rouge: Improvements and developments making headlines across the country

Plans to add an additional berth will allow the Port to accommodate five ships simultaneously at its deep water dock on the Mississippi River.

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.


Top executives: Jay Hardman, P.E., Executive Director

Phone: 225.342.1660

Address: 2425 Ernest Wilson Dr., Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

Website: portgbr.com

Other improvements and developments at the Port involve modernizing infrastructure, allowing for a higher volume of commodities—and making headlines around the country. 

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