New Orleans, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) discharged 300 steel coils on June 10, 2021 to barge at Coastal Cargo breakbulk and heavy-lift terminal at the Louisiana Avenue Complex that were transported to barge from the SK Shipping Star Challenger and made their way upriver to be off-loaded at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport.
“This is a great example of two Louisiana ports coming together to facilitate commerce in the State and moving cargo on the Mississippi River,” said Brandy D. Christian President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. “This significant shipment of steel coils is a prime example of how Port NOLA is not only a rail and waterway gateway for the Midwest region but also for the State of Louisiana.”
The four barges arrived in Shreveport on June 24, 2021. The barges contain 300 cold rolled coils from Kaohsiung, Taiwan and are destined for Ternium Corporation in Shreveport, a steelwork manufacturer.
“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. “This is a great example of us both utilizing Louisiana’s amazing maritime assets.”
Port NOLA and the Port of Caddo-Bossier are both located in Louisiana and have worked together to ensure movement of cargo and flow between the entities.
Port of New Orleans is a modern multimodal gateway for global commerce and an in-demand cruise port — delivering seamless, integrated logistics solutions between river, rail and road. Port NOLA is a diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico — with access to 30-plus major inland hubs such as Memphis, Chicago and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, 6 Class I railroads and interstate roadways. The 2018 acquisition of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, a Class III connecting railroad, strengthens Port NOLA’s position as an integrated hub and supports the Port’s mission of driving regional economic prosperity.
Port of Caddo-Bossier
The 4,000 acre Port of Caddo-Bossier is located at the head of navigation on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana. An inland multi-modal transportation and distribution center, The Port works hand in hand with the port system of Louisiana to successfully link customers throughout the Ark-La-Tex region to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River, the nation’s largest river system, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.