The port welcomes all inquiries about available property and possible economic incentives for companies interested in locating at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge
With over $150 million in new private investment completed at the Port, from companies located at the port, we are well on our way towards improving and sustaining public port facilities in the Greater Baton Rouge region for many years to come.
As an overview of activities either planned or underway for 2013 at the port, companies located at our facilities indicate positive projections for this year in terms of shipping, planned expansion, new projects, additional capital investment and job creation. Several companies operating at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, as well as several plants in the petrochemical coordior along the port's 85-miles of the Mississippi River, have expanded or added new facilities in anticipation of future growth. This is very good news for the capital region and certainly reason to be optimistic about the economic viability and potential for this area of Louisiana.
In 2011 we welcomed Louis Dreyfus Commodities as the new operator of the port’s public grain elevator, and during the first quarter of 2012 construction began on an extensive rehabilitation and expansion project of the facility. This project is now complete and was opened for business in the fall of 2013. This was exciting news for Louisiana's farmers and for the maritime companies located along the Mississippi River. The grain elevator is projected to handle over 5 million metric tons of grain with the upgraded facilities annually. A recent report regarding the increase in goods exported from
Westway Terminals, which only recently completed a significant expansion at the port, has received approval from the Port Commission for expansion to add 6 acres to its existing facility. This could potentially increase Westway’s capacity to store bulk liquid products at the port by 50 percent.
At the port’s Inland Rivers Marine Terminal on the
Jay Hardman, P.E. Executive Director
Jay Hardman, P.E.