Port of South Louisiana — During the September 2015 regular commission meeting, Commissioner J. Raymond Fryoux was recognized for over seven years of service to the Port of South Louisiana. Commission President D. Paul Robichaux and Executive Director Paul G. Aucoin presented him with a commemorative clock in appreciation of the time he served on the board of commissioners (March 3, 2008 to July 16, 2015).
Before joining the Port of South Louisiana commission board, Fryoux had already made his mark in the maritime industry. For over 35 years, he owned and operated tankerman services, specializing in loading and unloading oil and chemicals from vessels, terminals, and refining along the Unites States waterways. Later, he formed his own consulting firm, concentrating in barge and maritime transfer.
“Raymond is to be commended for his years of dedicated service to the Port of South Louisiana,” said Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin. “During his seven plus years serving as a Commissioner, the Port experienced tremendous growth. Although we will miss him, we wish him good health.”
About the Port of South Louisiana
The Port of South Louisiana is a 54-mile port district on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, encompassing the parishes of St. Charles, St. John and St. James. The facilities located within the port’s district consistently handle over a quarter billion short tons of cargo annually, ranking it the largest tonnage port district in the Western Hemisphere, the nation’s greatest grain exporter, and the number one energy transfer port in the United States. Along the 108 miles of deep-water frontage on both banks of the river there are seven grain transfer facilities, four major oil processing plants, 11 petrochemical manufacturing facilities and several other facilities for a total of more than 50 piers and docks owned and operated by an impressive group of resident tenants such as ADM, ArcelorMittal, Dow, Cargill, DuPont, Motiva Enterprises, Marathon, Shell, Nucor Steel., Occidental, and Occidental Chemical To learn more visit our site at www.portsl.com and like us on Facebook.
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